Joe Walsh is one of rock's most lovably odd figures. As a member of the James Gang and as Bernie Leidon's replacement in the Eagles, Walsh's page in the rock-history books was firmly secured before he ventured out on his own. Yet both his solo material--a likeable mix of radio-rock riffage and mellow good-time fare--and his quirky yet unpretentious personality made him into a unique stand-alone pop-culture figure. Walsh continued to record and play music into the new millennium, and made frequent appearances on the Drew Carrey show during the 1990s. Walsh was a candidate for President of the United States in 1980. He was roundly defeated by Ronald Reagan.