Joseph Fidler Walsh (born November 20, 1947) is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than forty years, he has been a member of five successful rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles, the Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Walsh was also part of the New Zealand band Herbs. In the 1990s, he was a member of the short-lived supergroup the Best. Walsh has also experienced success both as a solo artist and prolific session musician, being featured on a wide array of other artists' recordings. In 2011, Rolling Stone placed him at the No. 54 spot on its list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
Links to Peel
Peel liked the group with which Joe Walsh achieved fame, the James Gang, and played tracks by them on his shows, as well as items from his later solo albums. As with many traditional blues inspired rock acts, Joe Walsh was regularly played by Peel in the 70's, but by the end of that decade, his music became a rarity on his playlist, due to the predominance of punk and reggae at that time.
Festive Fifty Entries
- 1976 Festive Fifty: Rocky Mountain Way #28
- 29 September 1972: Turn To Stone (LP - Barnstorm) Probe
- 28 June 1973: Rocky Mountain Way (LP: The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get) Probe
- 28 December 1976: 'Rocky Mountain Way (7")' (Dunhill)
- 27 October 1978: Over And Over (LP - "But Seriously, Folks...") Asylum