Who is Joe Walsh and what is his net worth 2018? Joe Walsh is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who have been a band member of 5 successful bands like ‘Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band’, ‘the Party Boys’, Eagles’, ‘Barnstorm’, and ‘James Gang’. He was also a member of the group ‘The Best’. He has received several accolades in his career. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Individually, Walsh has released 12 solo albums, 2 live albums, and 6 compilation albums. Some of his popular solo hits are “Ordinary Average Guy”, “A Life of Illusion”, “All Night Long”, “Life’s Been Good”, and “Rocky Mountain Way”.
Joseph Fidler Walsh was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 20, 1947. He was born to parents Dora Jay Newton and Robert Newton Fidler. His mother was a pianist and he was adopted by his stepfather when he was five. His biological father died in a plane crash. During his youth, he lived in Columbus, Ohio. Following that, he moved to Montclair, New Jersey and attended the Montclair High School. In his school, he used to play oboe in his school’s band.
He then went to Kent State University where he used to spend time with many bands. After completing one term, Walsh dropped his studies to pursue his career in music. In 1965, he was a member of the band ‘The Measles’ which was founded by the students of Kent State University. He led vocals in two of their singles’.
In the 1960s, Joe Walsh was married to Margie Walsh. From 1971 to 1978, he was married to Stefany Rhodes. From 1980 to 1988, he was married to Juanita Boyer. He was married Denise Driscoll from 1999 to 2006. In 2008, he was married to Marjorie Bach. His daughter Lucy Walsh is a musician.
In 1968, Joe Walsh replaced Glenn Schwartz to be the guitarist of the band ‘James Gang’. He then performed in many concerts for the band. In 1969, they released their debut album entitled ‘Yer’ Album’. This was followed by the album ‘James Gang Rides Again’. In 1971, they released their album ‘Thirds’.
In 1971, he left James Gang and moved to Colorado, where he formed a band ‘Barnstorm’ along with Joe Vitale and Kenny Passarelli. They released their debut album ‘Barnstorm’ in 1972. In 1974, he played guitar for the solo album of Joe Vitale. In 1975, he was invited to be the replacement of Bernie Leadon in the rock band ‘Eagles’. He then joined Eagles and released the band’s album ‘Hotel California’.
The album became a critical and commercial success which included many hit singles. In 1977, the band released ‘Little Criminals’. The band broke up 1980. He released his solo debut album ‘So What’ in 1973. His live album called ‘You Can’t Argue with a Sick Mind’ was released in 1976. Walsh’s ninth solo album ‘Ordinary Average Guy’ was released in 1991. Two years later, he reunited with the Eagles. In 2003, the album ‘The Very Best Of’ was released by the Eagles.
John Walsh has won five Grammy Awards with the Eagles. In 2001, he was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was featured on the list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone.
Joe Walsh Net Worth
Joe Walsh has released five albums with James Gang, two albums with Barnstorm, five albums with Eagles, and six albums with Ringo Starr. He has released six compilation albums and twelve solo albums. He has also appeared on various other albums of other artists. Joe Walsh’s net worth is an estimated $85 million.
This fortune comes from the sale of his albums. He has also appeared in many TV series and films. In 1973, he released an album with REO Speedwagon. He has also released many singles and has released a guest single for Kix Brooks in 2012. He was music video director of Wicked City in 2015.
Walsh’s daughter, Emma Kristen died in 1974 at the age of three. He has contributed to a number of charities and has funded the scholarship of Kent State University. He was conferred with an honorary degree in music by Kent State University in 2001.