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RIP Bob Welch

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Founding member of Fleetwood Mac, who left just before the band took off commercially. Suicide at his home in Nashville.

  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Had four or five hits in his solo career, too.


  3. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    RIP. Now I'm going to have "Sentimental Lady" stuck in my head all night.
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    I thought this was about the former Cy Young winner.
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Same here.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    "Ebony Eyes" was a great tune.

    The way Welch lived back in the day, he was probably fortunate to make it to 65.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Love the video for the song, with his chapeau and cigar. And the video's female lead should look familiar.

  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Not a founding member, though. He arrived after the departure of Peter Green, IIRC.

    He did, however, inspire the band's move to California, which opened the door to its most popular phase after Buckingham and Nicks joined the band.
  9. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Not quite true. He came in with the second incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, after the original (and by far the best) version with Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan as a three-guitar attack fell apart. I believe he came in about the same time that John McVie brought his wife into the band.

    That's not to say that Welch wasn't responsible for some very nice Mac tunes. In fact, the Bare Trees album, on which he was prominently featured, was full of solid tunes. IMO, his best song, though, was Hypnotized.

    At any rate, RIP to a very underrated musician.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Valerie Bertinelli?
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I give up. Grace Jones?
  12. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    I thought this was about the Eugene Register-Guard columnist.
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