Longbranch Pennywhistle

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Longbranch Pennywhistle was a country rock/folk music group featuring Glenn Frey and John David Souther. They released a self-titled album in 1969 under the Amos Records label. Both had made the migration from Detroit to California and were adapting to what would become the California sound.[1]

When the Amos Records label dissolved in 1971 the group had already disbanded the year prior. [2]

Glenn Frey went on to co-found the Eagles and J.D. Souther wrote or co-wrote several of the Eagles' most popular songs, along with hits for Linda Ronstadt. He also recorded a number of hits under his own name, including "Her Town Too" which was a major hit in a duet with James Taylor.

It has been claimed that Longbranch Pennywhistle's only record helped establish the direction of the country rock genre


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/glenn-frey-mn0000657041
  2. ^ "History (1970)". West Hollywood, USA: Troubadour. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 

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