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Winslow, Ariz., was all but for­got­ten when In­ter­state 40 dis­placed Route 66 and be­gan whisk­ing trav­el­ers around its down­town in the late 1970s.

But it still had one thing go­ing for it: Ev­ery­body wanted to stand on a cor­ner in the small city af­ter hear­ing Glenn Frey and the Ea­gles make it sound so cool in “Take It Easy.”

Lo­cals cap­i­tal­ized on the lyrics with an an­nual fes­ti­val and park fea­tur­ing a statue and mu­ral com­mem­o­rat­ing the 1972 song.

Frey died Mon­day at 67. Winslow res­i­dents were plan­ning a me­mo­rial ser­vice Tues­day night that will fea­ture Ea­gles songs and likely danc­ing in the street.

“All are on the same page of be­ing grate­ful for the mu­sic,” said Tom McCauley, part of a foun­da­tion that or­ga­nizes the an­nual Standin’ on the Cor­ner Fes­ti­val.

Fans have been leav­ing flow­ers and notes at the park to cel­e­brate the life of Frey, who co-wrote “Take It Easy” with Jack­son Browne. Shops sell T-shirts, mag­nets and mugs de­pict­ing the song and its lyrics.The As­so­ci­ated Press

The cor­ner in Winslow, Ariz., made fa­mous by the 1972 Ea­gles song “Take it Easy.”

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