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Joe Vitale

Eagles co-writing credits
Pretty Maids All in a Row (with Walsh)

Eagles musical credits
Piano, organ, drums and percussion on Eagles Live

Official site
Joe Vitale on AllMusicGuide

Involvement with the Eagles
Joe Vitale first started working with Joe Walsh when Walsh broke from the James Gang. Vitale was part of Walsh's first solo album Barnstorm, playing drums and co-writing Giant Behemoth and Mother Says. He continued in the role on Walsh's next album The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get, co-writing Rocky Mountain Way and writing Book Ends and Days Gone By. After that, Vitale appeared on the majority of Walsh's albums. He co-wrote songs on "But Seriously, Folks.." (At the Station, Theme from Boat Weirdos), You Bought It - You Name It ("I.L.B.T.s", Space Age Whiz Kids, Theme from Island Weirdos), Got Any Gum? (Fun, Malibu), Ordinary Average Guy (Alphabetical Order, Up All Night, School Days), and Songs for a Dying Planet (Coyote Love, Vote for Me).

When Walsh was asked to bring in a song for Hotel California, the one that he'd written with Vitale, Pretty Maids All in a Row, was the one that Glenn and Don Henley liked the best. Later, on Eagles Live, Vitale played piano, organ, drums and percussion.


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