Have you heard the name of famous American singer and guitarist, Joe Walsh? His full name is Joseph Fidler Walsh, and he is known for his singing and songwriting. In his career of forty years, he has earned much fame and name and has been the member of five rock bands till now. He has made a great contribution to music and has won praise from many famous guitarists. Now, if you are interested in knowing about personal life, biography, career and net worth of Joe Walsh in 2018, then you can continue reading ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 20th November in the year 1947 in Wichita, Kansas. His mother has trained pianist of Scottish and Germany ancestry. He was adopted by his stepfather when he was five years old when his biological father died in a plane crash. He and his family lived in Columbus for various years. Then they moved to New York City. He went to Montclair High School where he used to play in the School band. He got inspired by the success of Beatles and then replaced the bass player in a popular group named Nomads in Montclair.
He has married five times till now, and at first, he was married to Margie Walsh in 1960s. Then he got married to Stefany Rhodes in the year 1971 which lasted till the year1978. After this, he married Juanita Boyer and then to Denise Driscoll in 1999 which ended in the year 2006. Finally, Joe Walsh married Marjorie Bach in Los Angeles in the year 2008. His daughter Lucy Walsh is also a musician and has worked with Ashlee Simpson.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He started his career as a rock musician, and his passion for singing started from his university days where he played in various bands. He has majored and minored from Kent State University in English. After one term, he dropped out of university to follow his music career. He and his three more friends of Kent State University formed The Measles band in the year 1965. Three famous albums were recorded by his band Measles.
The guitarist Glenn Schwartz got replaced by Walsh, and then he played for the James band for five pieces. Then, he joined Barnstorm after he left James Gang. The first and leading single, Rocky Mountain way was in US Top 40 chart. In the year 1975, he was invited by Eagles Band where he was featured in Hotel California album in the year 1976. Till now, he has released twelve solo studio albums. He has also played in various other bands.
Net Worth & Earnings
Joe Walsh earned money through his singing and songwriting. His net worth is $85 million which he has earned because of his loving fans across the different parts of the world. He held a place in the list of 100 great guitarists of all time. For his famous song, ‘Fuck#49’, he has gained recognition as a skilled guitarist as well as a singer. He has earned money mostly with his singing and songwriting along with his concerts in different parts of the world. He is said to have done tours and concerts with his bands earning a lot of money through it.
Joe has been a member of famous bands in his career. In professional as well as a personal front, he has not stuck to one single band or person. He has been married five times in his life for which he gained quite good controversies. He has experienced success as both a session musician and solo artist. He has inspired several young artists to follow their dream and turn it into reality.