|“||They say I'm crazy but I have a good time.||„|
|~ Joe Walsh|
|Birth name||Joseph Fidler|
|Nicknames||"Clown Prince of Rock",
|Born||November 20, 1947 (age 73)
Wichita, Kansas, United States
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, blues|
|Occupation||Musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, organ|
|Relation to Eagles||Guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist|
Joe Walsh is an American rock guitarist who played in bands such as James Gang, Barnstorm, the Eagles, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, and many more. He joined the Eagles in 1975, replacing founding guitarist Bernie Leadon. His initial arrival was met with some resistance, as many fans and members (notably Don Henley) thought he was too "wild" for the band. However, Walsh's contributions, such as the opening riff to the iconic Life in the Fast Lane helped cement his place as an Eagle.
Walsh is probably most famous for his song "Life's Been Good", but he has sang lead vocals on other Eagles songs, such as "All Night Long" and "Pretty Maids all in a Row" (Hotel California, although "All Night Long appeared on the Eagles Live album alongside "Rocky Mountain Way".), "In the City" (The Long Run), "Help Me Through the Night" (Hell Freezes Over DVD exclusive), and Last Good Time in Town (Long Road out of Eden). Walsh has also performed songs such as "One Day at a Time", "Funk #49", and "Walk Away" at live performances.
Walsh has been married five times over the years. He launched a fake campaign for president in 1980 (despite only being 33, 2 years under the minimum) to "raise awareness for the election". in 1992, Walsh ran as Vice-President with Rev. Goat Carson. In 2012, to promote his new album Analog Man, Walsh said he "seriously considered running for office", but thought congress was too dysfunctional.