James Walsh, the founding member of the most well-known Gypsy band, passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2013. Walsh passed away suddenly and abruptly; sources claim he had been ill for a while; it’s possible that his illness played a role in his demise, though the precise cause of death isn’t yet revealed.
Officials or the family might give additional information on funeral services in the future. Everyone, including friends and relatives, is wearing out right now as they miss and think about James Walsh, pray for his afterlife, and express their condolences on social media.
“My “Uncle” James Walsh, often known as Owl, was a member of the renowned band Gypsy. He has been acquainted with me ever since my birth. I ran into him in Minnesota at the funeral service for my father, and I spoke with him in the autumn to let him know I would be visiting in the upcoming summer. He was pleased to meet my family and perhaps play a concert. We will miss you. Owl forever, UNC”
“Our band “Airborne” has always placed a high value on James Walsh and Gypsy. Through the years, we did our best to play Gypsy songs and will keep doing so in the future. James, thank you for all the wonderful music and memories. The Blind Man. James, RIP.”
James Walsh was born in Minnesota and moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.
American progressive music group James Walsh’s band Gypsy was founded as The Underbeats (1962–1968). Between September 1969 and April 1971, Gypsy performed as the house band at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California. In 1970, the group gained popularity with the US Billboard Hot 100 single “Gypsy Queen Part 1,” which peaked at number 62.
James Walsh, the band’s keyboardist, carried on the group under several names, including The James Walsh Gypsy Band. “Cuz, It’s You Girl,” by The James Walsh Gypsy Band, appeared on the Hot 100 once in 1978 and reached a high position of #71.