The death last week of Glenn Frey, co-founder of the Eagles and author of several of the band's most memorable songs, hit a lot of music fans hard. Residents of Winslow, though, had a unique connection to Frey and the band, and they honored it last week.
Winslow, of course, was immortalized in Take It Easy, a song Frey co-wrote and sang. As the line goes: "Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona / Such a fine sight to see / There's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford / Slowin' down to take a look at me."
The city commemorated its brush with fame by creating Standin' on the Corner Park, located on the northwest corner of Kinsley Avenue and Historic Route 66. It features a statue of a guitarist, along with a flatbed Ford. Last week, residents and people passing through left flowers, candles and other mementos at the statue. NBC News has a video.
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