In a career spanning more than 40 years, Walsh has been a member of five successful rock bands: the Eagles, James Gang, Barnstorm, The Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. He has also experienced success both as a solo artist and prolific session musician, being featured on a wide array of other artists’ recordings. Walsh joined the Eagles in 1975 as the group’s keyboardist and guitarist following the departure of their founding member Bernie Leadon, with Hotel California being his first album with the band. Walsh pursued a solo career and released his debut album The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get in 1973. Since then, he has released twelve studio albums, six compilation albums and two live albums. His solo hits include “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life’s Been Good,” “All Night Long,” “A Life of Illusion,” and “Ordinary Average Guy.”
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