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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

JIMMY FOX FOUNDING MEMBER & LEGENDARY DRUMMER FOR JAMES GANG TALKS ABOUT HIRING JOE WALSH ... KEITH MOON & TOMMY BOLIN STORIES AND A LOT MORE: ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE!

 




J I M M Y

F O X

LEGENDARY DRUMMER

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J A M E S   G A N G

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ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WEEK OF MAY 2ND 2022




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James Gang is one of classic rock's earliest power trios. Though the band's line-up changed numerous times during a seven-year existence, rock historians and fans cite the line up of Joe Walsh, Jim Fox, and Dale Peters as the James Gang's definitive line up. The James Gang became an influential source for decades after the band's demise in 1976. It's most famous member, Joe Walsh, left the band early on to join the Eagles and his replacement, Tommy Bolin, later quit to join Deep Purple, never giving the band a proper fighting chance at becoming superstars.

The James Gang signed a record deal with ABC/Dunhill Records in 1969 and released their debut, Yer Album, The record earned a dedicated following by musicians including Pete Townshend, legendary guitarist for British rock band The Who. He was so impressed by Joe Walsh's songwriting; he asked the James Gang to go on tour with his band in Europe. The following year, the James Gang opened for Led Zeppelin on the legendary group's first visit to Cleveland.

The band hit its stride with James Gang Rides Again. The lineup of Walsh, Fox, and Peters proved to be a hit success as the album went gold, peaking at number 20 on Billboard. With the addition of keyboards, the band's hard boogie and groove found new heights on Rides Again 's collection of hard rockers and sensitive ballads. The riff-heavy track "Funk 49," a sort of follow up to Yer Album 's "Funk Number 48," hit number 40 on Billboard and today has one of the most memorable classic rock riffs.

In 1971, the James Gang kept their songwriting energy vibrant with the release of Thirds. The album, once again hit Billboard at number 27 while the instantly recognizable single "Walk Away," stopped at number 51. Things were going great for the band and the future looked good until the winter of 1971 when Walsh, the true driving force of the James Gang, left the group.

After some legal battles with ABC Records, the James Gang had to find a new home on Atco to release their 1973 album Bang. Then guitar wiz Tommy Bolin stepped in. It looked like the James Gang would get the boost it needed ever since Walsh had left, but then just as 1974's Miami was released, Bolin quit the band to begin a solo career, and later join Deep Purple. In 1974, the remaining members of the James Gang decided to call it quits.

In the late 1990, the James Gang reunited with Peters, Fox, and Walsh for the occasional show, including a 1996 election rally for President Bill Clinton at Cleveland State University.

The James Gang brought us two legendary guitarists Joe Walsh Tommy Bolin.



JIMMY FOX

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JAMES GANG

DISCOGRAPHY

Yer' Album 1969

          James Gang Rides Again 1970

Thirds 1971   

Straight Shooter 1972

Passin' Thru 1972         

Bang 1973

Miami 1974  

Newborn 1975

Jesse Come Home 1976      

 

Live album

James Gang Live in Concert 1971     

 

JAMES GANG

Singles

"I Don't Have the Time" 1969   

"Funk #48"

"Stop"1970

"Take a Look Around"        

"Funk #49"  

"Walk Away"1971          

"Midnight Man"  

          "Looking for My Lady"1972       

"Madness"    

"Had Enough"      

"Must Be Love"1973

"Got No Time for Trouble"         

"Standing in the Rain"1974       

"Cruisin' Down the Highway"  

"Merry-Go-Round"1975

"I Need Love"1976        








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