Joe Vitale

Joe Vitale (born April 2, 1949) is an American drummer, keyboardist, songwriter, and occasional vocalist from Canton, Ohio, who played in the garage-psych bands The Chylds and The Echos during the late 1960s. During the 1970s, he played on albums by Rick Derringer, Michael Stanley, Stephen Stills, Bill Wyman, the Outlaws, Jay Ferguson, and Dan Fogelberg. In 1972, Vitale became a backing mainstay of Joe Walsh, appearing on most of the guitarist’s recordings over the subsequent two decades. As a solo artist, Vitale debuted with the 1974 album Roller Coaster Weekend on Atlantic, followed in 1981 with Plantation Harbor on Asylum.


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