Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

About Joe Walsh

After rocker Joe Walsh got his first guitar at age 10, he learned The Ventures’ “Walk, Don’t Run” and decided he wanted to be a musician.

∙ He made his mark as the leader of funky power trio the James Gang, before joining the Eagles in 1975.
∙ His first hit single on his own, 1978’s “Life’s Been Good”—a wry look at rock stardom—was also his biggest solo success.
∙ Ringo Starr included Walsh in his first All-Starr Band in 1989, and he has sung backup and played drums on some of Walsh’s albums.
Rolling Stone ranked him among the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and his fluid style has been praised by rock-guitar icons Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Pete Townshend.
∙ In 1998, a Guitarist magazine readers’ poll named his and Don Felder’s solos from the coda of the Eagles’ “Hotel California” the greatest of all time.
∙ As part of the Eagles, Walsh was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001.

  • HOMETOWN
    Wichita, KS
  • BORN
    November 20, 1947

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