Standing On A Corner In Winslow Arizona

The statue of a musician standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona, just off of Route 66.

The statue of a musician standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona, just off of Route 66.

Standing on the Corner Park – Second Street & Kinsley Ave., Winslow Arizona.

Jackson Browne started writing the song “Take It Easy” for his own self-titled debut album but couldn’t quite figure out how to finish it. Glenn Frey, who was his neighbor at the time, heard Jackson’s unfinished song and convinced Browne to let him take a shot at finishing it and included on the Eagles’ debut album. Released on May 1, 1972, the song’s powerful imagery propelled the single to #12 on the Billboard charts. Of the many iconic verses in the song, the line “Standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona” has resonated with folks looking for the corner in Arizona. In response, the city of Winslow, Arizona erected a life-size bronze statue and mural commemorating the song. The statue of a man with a guitar near a lamppost with a sign that displays the words “Standin’ On A Corner” is in front of a mural that says “Winslow Arizona.” Also in the mural is a window with the reflection of a girl in a Ford pickup truck (as mentioned in the song). Appropriately, the mural also includes an eagle perched on a window ledge.

In 1993, country singer Travis Tritt recorded a version of the song for the tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. The video reunited the 1978-80 Eagles lineup and sparked the Hell Freezes Over reunion.

Required Listening:

  1. Take It Easy – Eagles version
  2. Take It Easy – Jackson Browne version



Corner of Winslow Arizona dedicated to the lyric of "Take It Easy."

Corner in Winslow Arizona dedicated to the lyric of “Take It Easy.”

 

Map of Standing On The Corner Park, Winslow Arizona

Map of Standing On The Corner Park, Winslow Arizona.