Walter Lindsay Egan (born July 12, 1948, in New York) is an American rock musician, best known for his 1978 gold status hit single "Magnet and Steel" from his album Not Shy, produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 on the Easy Listening chart. Overseas, it peaked at #32 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report).
Buckingham also co-produced Egan's first album, Fundamental Roll, with Stevie Nicks. "Magnet and Steel", inspired by Nicks, was featured in the 1997 film Boogie Nights, as well as in the 1998 film Overnight Delivery and the 1999 film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Egan also wrote "Hearts on Fire", which was covered by Gram Parsons on his album Grievous Angel, and "Hot Summer Nights", which was the first hit for the band Night, which included such session musicians as Nicky Hopkins and Robbie McIntosh. Egan scored minor hits with his own version of "Hot Summer Nights", as well as "Only the Lucky" and "Fool Moon Fire". Egan later toured as a member of a latter-day version of Spirit
In 1985, Egan was a four time champion on the game show Catch Phrase, In 1986, Egan appeared as a contestant on the television game show Scrabble. During his introduction segment, Egan identified himself as a singer and songwriter. Chuck Woolery asked him if we would know any of his songs, at which point he sang the main hook from "Magnet and Steel". Egan was not the champion that day.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license