zondag, februari 26

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Joseph Fidler Walsh was born on November 20, 1947 in Wichita, Kansas, but in his youth he lived in Columbus, Ohio and then later New York City and Montclair, New Jersey. He attended college at Ohio's Kent State University, where he first joined the group the James Gang in 1968. At that time, the James Gang consisted of Walsh on guitar and vocals, Jim Fox on drums, and Tom Kriss on bass in a “power trio” form. They released their first album, Yer’ Album, in 1969. Afterwards, Kriss left the band and was replaced by Dale Peters, creating the most successful incarnation of the James Gang. Walsh’s dynamic and creative playing featuring his famously catchy guitar riffs made the band memorable. Their next two albums, James Gang Rides Again (1970) and Thirds (1971), produced such classics as “Funk #49” and “Walk Away.” While the “power trio” format worked well for the James Gang, Walsh was beginning to become dissatisfied with its limitations. After the release of James Gang Live in Concert in 1971, Walsh left the band to pursue a solo career.

Outside of the Eagles, Walsh has appeared at major festivals and benefits such as Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2004. In 2006, his old band the James Gang reunited for a short tour. Walsh also conducted a brief solo tour in the summer of 2007, and he has stated he has plans for another solo album once the Eagles are done touring for Long Road Out of Eden. On a personal note, he has married for the fifth time; his current wife is Marjorie Bach, sister-in-law to Ringo Starr. Obviously he’s by no means ready to retire – lucky for us! (5 keer ??!!)

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