Joe Walsh is a living legend among mere six-string mortals. With mega-status players like Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page citing Joe as an influence on their own musical journeys, Walsh stands in the hall of fame as one of history’s most important guitarists. He’s contributed to some of the most famous and influential songs of all time, such as Hotel California, Pretty Maids All In A Row and Life In The Fast Lane with The Eagles, and tracks like, Rocky Mountain Way and Life’s Been Good in his solo career. In recent years, he’s even become an honorary Foo Fighters member and been a guest musician of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen and more.
Joe’s journey starts back in the late 60s, a young 20 something guitar slinger hoping to make it big in the music business. In 1968 he fronted The James Gang, who released the well-received Yer’ Album in 1969. This led to an invitation from Pete Townshend to tour with The Who. This opened up the floodgates to success for Joe who went on to join the aforementioned Eagles and reap significant success in his solo career.
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