Joe Walsh Biography
Joe Walsh (Joseph Fidler Walsh) is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He has been a member of five successful rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles, the Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in a career spanning over 40 years. He was also part of the New Zealand band Herbs. He was also a member of the short-lived supergroup the Best that existed in the 1990s.
He has also experienced success both as a solo artist and prolific session musician, being featured on a wide array of other artists’ recordings. In 2011, Rolling Stone placed him at the No. 54 spot on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” in 2011. Before reaching a national audience as a member of the James Gang, whose hit song “Funk #49”, he played with several local Ohio-based bands. The song Funk #49 highlighted his skill as both a guitarist and singer.
Roger Abramson, legendary concert producer and artist manager signed the James Gang to a management agreement with BPI in Cleveland. After the James Gang broke up in 1972, he formed Barnstorm with Joe Vitale, a college friend from Ohio, and Kenny Passarelli, a bassist from Colorado. The band stayed together for over three years but its works were marketed as Walsh solo projects. The last Barnstorm album, 1974’s So What contained significant guest contributions from several members of the Eagles, a group that had recently hired Walsh’s producer, Bill Szymczyk.
Joe Walsh joined the Eagles on Szymczyk’s suggestion in 1975 as the band’s guitarist and keyboardist following the departure of their founding member Bernie Leadon. In 1998 a reader’s poll conducted by Guitarist magazine selected the guitar solos on the track “Hotel California” by Walsh and Don Felder as the best guitar solos of all time. He has released twelve solo studio albums, six compilation albums and two live albums. His solo hits include “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Life’s Been Good”, “All Night Long”, “A Life of Illusion” and “Ordinary Average Guy”.
Joe Walsh was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001 as a member of the Eagles. The Eagles are considered to be one of the most influential bands of the 1970s, and they remain one of the best-selling American bands in the history of popular music.
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Joe Walsh Age
Joe Walsh was born in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A on 20th November, 1947.
Joe Walsh Net Worth
Joe Walsh has an approximated net worth of $75 million.
Joe Walsh Wife
For a man who has been married five times and struggled with alcoholaddiction, life is definitely not easy on his side. Fame and money comes with its equal share of cahellenges but as they say, the strong always find a way out. Joe Walsh is currently married to Marjorie Bach. The two got married on 13th December, 2008. The wedding ceremony took place in Los Angeles. He has however had some other four past relationships. He was married briefly to Margie Walsh in the 1960s. He also married Stefany Rhodes from 1971 to 1978.
Joe Walsh got married to Juanita Boyer from 1980 to 1988 and to Denise Driscoll from 1999 to 2006. His daughter Lucy Walsh is also a musician who has worked with Ashlee Simpson and others. She released her debut solo album, Lost in the Lights, in spring 2007. His eldest daughter, Emma Kristen, was born in 1971 and died in 1974 at 3 years of age after she was involved in an accident on her way to nursery school. Her story inspired the track “Song For Emma” on Walsh’s solo album So What released later that year.
Joe Walsh Songs | Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way | Joe Walsh In The City | Joe Walsh All Night Long | Joe Walsh One Day At A Time | Joe Walsh Turn To Stone | Joe Walsh Life Of Illusion | Joe Walsh The Confessor | Joe Walsh Life’s Been Good
- Rocky Mountain Way
- Life’s Been Good
- A Life of Illusion
- Turn to Stone
- All Night Long
- In the City
- The Confessor
- Ordinary Average Guy
Joe Walsh Albums
|1973||The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get|
|1976||You Can’t Argue with a Sick Mind|
|1978||But Seriously, Folks…|
|1981||There Goes the Neighborhood|
|1983||You Bought It – You Name It|
|1987||Got Any Gum?|
|1991||Ordinary Average Guy|
|1992||Songs for a Dying Planet|
|2013||All Night Long: Live in Dallas|
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