Joe Egan (musician)

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Joe Egan (musician)

Scottish singer-songwriter add

Category: Music

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (50%), United Kingdom (50%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Gerry Rafferty, Billboard Hot 100




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Joe Egan was born in 1946 add something


In the 1960s, Egan, together with former St Mirin's Academy schoolmate Gerry Rafferty, played in various smaller British bands, such as The Sensors and The Mavericks, and worked as a session musician add something


Gerry Rafferty - In 1966 he was a member of the band The Fifth Column, along with future Stealers Wheel collaborator Joe Egan


Gerry Rafferty - After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, "Can I Have My Money Back-" Rafferty and Joe Egan formed the group Stealers Wheel in 1972, producing several hits, most notably "Stuck in the Middle with You"


After two unsuccessful singles, their song "Stuck in the Middle With You"--which he had co-written with Rafferty--became a hit in 1973 and reached the Top Ten of both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 chart add something


Subsequently, the band had a few smaller successes, amongst others with the Egan-penned song "Star," but stagnating sales figures and artistic differences finally led to the band's break-up in 1975 add something


Egan eventually recorded his solo debut album "Out of Nowhere", but this did not occur until 1979 as he and Rafferty were contractually obliged not to release any recordings for three years, when he registered a minor hit with his first single release "Back On The Road" add something


As of 2005, Egan lives in Renfrewshire and runs a publishing company from home add something