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Joe Walsh


Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and rock musician. He has served stints in two successful bands, the James Gang and the Eagles. He has also experienced success as a solo artist.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Walsh moved to Montclair, New Jersey and attended Montclair High School. He spent time in various bands playing around the Cleveland area while attending Kent State University, but came to widespread attention in 1969 after replacing Glen Schwartz as lead guitarist for the James Gang, an American power trio. Walsh was the standout of the band, noted for his innovative rhythm playing and creative guitar riffs. The James Gang had several minor hits and became an early AOR staple before Walsh left the group in 1971 for a career as a solo artist.

Walsh's solo debut was Barnstorm (1972). Its follow-up was The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (1973). Several cuts from these albums, notably "Rocky Mountain Way", received heavy airplay and continue to be classic rock favorites.

After releasing another studio album and a live set, Walsh was invited to join the Eagles in 1976, replacing departing guitarist Bernie Leadon. He brought a harder-edged sound to the group, giving their light country rock sound a shot in the arm and kept the Eagles from becoming a country act altogether.

As the Eagles began to decline after the release of Hotel California, Walsh re-ignited his solo career with the well-received discs But Seriously Folks (1978) (which featured his hit comic depiction of rock stardom, "Life's Been Good") and There Goes the Neighborhood (1981). He continued to record and release albums throughout the 1980s. In 1989, Walsh recorded a MTV Unplugged with the RnB musician Dr. John, but musical trends had passed him by and he maintained a very low profile until the late-1990s Eagles reunion and tour. Walsh sang the US National Anthem at the beginning of Game 4 of the 1995 World Series. In 2004, Walsh performed live before a huge crowd at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Texas.

A versatile guitarist, Walsh's abilities on acoustic, electric, and slide guitar have also made him well-regarded as a featured player or guest soloist; Walsh has recorded and performed with many other artists including Dan Fogelberg, Steve Winwood, The Who's John Entwistle and on the first two Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band tours.

Joe Walsh ran for President in the 1980 US Elections promising "free gas for all". In an interview for Planet Rock radio station he commented that he did this to raise people's awareness of the election. He felt that many Americans were not even aware that there was an election going on.

Some of his most recent compositions deal with his struggles with substance abuse.

Joe Walsh (WB6ACU) is an active amateur radio operator. Joe is also an active member and contributor of the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio. Joe has contributed to many simmilar causes over the years.



Song lyric Rocky Mountain Way ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY Joe Walsh
Song lyric Life's Been Good LIFE'S BEEN GOOD Joe Walsh
Song lyric Ordinary Average Guy ORDINARY AVERAGE GUY Joe Walsh
Song lyric Meadows MEADOWS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Help Me Thru The Night HELP ME THRU THE NIGHT Joe Walsh
Song lyric Two Sides To Every Story TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY Joe Walsh
Song lyric A Life Of Illusion A LIFE OF ILLUSION Joe Walsh
Song lyric Walk Away WALK AWAY Joe Walsh
Song lyric Look At Us Now LOOK AT US NOW Joe Walsh
Song lyric You Might Need Somebody YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY Joe Walsh
Song lyric The Confessor THE CONFESSOR Joe Walsh
Song lyric All Night Long ALL NIGHT LONG Joe Walsh
Song lyric Welcome To The Club WELCOME TO THE CLUB Joe Walsh
Song lyric Mother Says MOTHER SAYS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Comin' Down COMIN' DOWN Joe Walsh
Song lyric County Fair COUNTY FAIR Joe Walsh
Song lyric Time Out TIME OUT Joe Walsh
Song lyric All Night Laundry Mat Blues ALL NIGHT LAUNDRY MAT BLUES Joe Walsh
Song lyric Midnight Visitor MIDNIGHT VISITOR Joe Walsh
Song lyric Here We Go HERE WE GO Joe Walsh
Song lyric Funk #49 FUNK #49 Joe Walsh
Song lyric Wolf WOLF Joe Walsh
Song lyric Over And Over OVER AND OVER Joe Walsh
Song lyric Happy Ways HAPPY WAYS Joe Walsh
Song lyric All Of A Sudden ALL OF A SUDDEN Joe Walsh
Song lyric Dreams DREAMS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Rosewood Bitters ROSEWOOD BITTERS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Indian Summer INDIAN SUMMER Joe Walsh
Song lyric Days Gone By DAYS GONE BY Joe Walsh
Song lyric Falling Down FALLING DOWN Joe Walsh
Song lyric Second Hand Store SECOND HAND STORE Joe Walsh
Song lyric Tomorrow TOMORROW Joe Walsh
Song lyric Song For Emma SONG FOR EMMA Joe Walsh
Song lyric Ashes The Rain And I ASHES THE RAIN AND I Joe Walsh
Song lyric At The Station AT THE STATION Joe Walsh
Song lyric Birdcall Morning BIRDCALL MORNING Joe Walsh
Song lyric Bones BONES Joe Walsh
Song lyric Bookends BOOKENDS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Decades DECADES Joe Walsh
Song lyric Down On The Farm DOWN ON THE FARM Joe Walsh
Song lyric Fairbank Alaska FAIRBANK ALASKA Joe Walsh
Song lyric Fun FUN Joe Walsh
Song lyric Funk 50 FUNK 50 Joe Walsh
Song lyric Half Of The Time HALF OF THE TIME Joe Walsh
Song lyric Home HOME Joe Walsh
Song lyric I Can Play That Rock & Roll I CAN PLAY THAT ROCK & ROLL Joe Walsh
Song lyric I Like Big Tits I LIKE BIG TITS Joe Walsh
Song lyric I'll Tell The World I'LL TELL THE WORLD Joe Walsh
Song lyric In My Car IN MY CAR Joe Walsh
Song lyric In the City IN THE CITY Joe Walsh
Song lyric Life's Been Good (1986) LIFE'S BEEN GOOD (1986) Joe Walsh
Song lyric Lucky That Way LUCKY THAT WAY Joe Walsh
Song lyric Made Your Mind Up MADE YOUR MIND UP Joe Walsh
Song lyric Malibu MALIBU Joe Walsh
Song lyric One And One ONE AND ONE Joe Walsh
Song lyric One Day At a Time ONE DAY AT A TIME Joe Walsh
Song lyric Ordinary Average Guys ORDINARY AVERAGE GUYS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Rivers (Of The Hidden Funk) RIVERS (OF THE HIDDEN FUNK) Joe Walsh
Song lyric Rockets ROCKETS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Shut Up SHUT UP Joe Walsh
Song lyric Song For A Dying Planet SONG FOR A DYING PLANET Joe Walsh
Song lyric Space Age Whiz Kids SPACE AGE WHIZ KIDS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Take A Look Around TAKE A LOOK AROUND Joe Walsh
Song lyric Tend My Garden TEND MY GARDEN Joe Walsh
Song lyric The Bomber THE BOMBER Joe Walsh
Song lyric The Radio Song THE RADIO SONG Joe Walsh
Song lyric Things THINGS Joe Walsh
Song lyric Turn To Stone TURN TO STONE Joe Walsh
Song lyric Where I Grew Up WHERE I GREW UP Joe Walsh
Song lyric Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? Joe Walsh
Song lyric You Never Know YOU NEVER KNOW Joe Walsh