A life-sized bronze statue of late musician Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the “Standing On The Corner” Park in Winslow, Arizona.
It joins the statue that many feel looks like Jackson Browne that has stood in the city’s downtown area since the late 1990s. Browne and Frey co-wrote the Eagles’ song Take it Easy in 1972 that included the lyric “standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.”
Two radio personalities from Phoenix radio station KSL, Mark Devine and Paul “NeanderPaul” Marshall, helped fund the $22,000 Frey statue.
The late Glenn Frey said in a 2003 interview that Jackson Browne came up with the Winslow line after getting stranded there once. Frey was stumped on how to finish the verse. Frey suggested the flatbed Ford line, and it clicked.
Shops around the Winslow park sell Eagles T-shirts, magnets and mugs depicting the hit song and its lyrics.