Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Years Active: 1964-present
Genres: Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Blues-rock
Joe Walsh (born Joseph Fidler Walsh, November 20, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, and actor. He has been a member of three commercially successful bands, the James Gang, Barnstorm, and the Eagles, and has experienced notable success as a solo artist and prolific session musician, especially with B.B. King. In January 1968, he replaced Glen Schwartz as lead guitarist for the James Gang, an American power trio. Walsh proved to be the band's star attraction, noted for his innovative rhythm playing and creative guitar riffs. In particular, he was known for hot-wiring the pickups on his electric guitars to create his trademark attack sound. The James Gang had several minor hits and bec...
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