Friday, June 8, 2012

Bob Welch (1945-2012)

Bob Welch played a key role in the development of Fleetwood Mac into the fan favorite band it is today, spending 4 years with the group during the early 70's. However, he had his greatest success as a solo act, scoring a pair of hits with "Ebony Eyes" & "Sentimental Lady" in 1977-78.

Welch, after dealing with some health issues in recent years, reportedly took his own life on Thursday, passing on at the age of 66 (most sources claim he was 65, but if he was legitimately born in 1945, he'd be 66, with his 67th birthday due in August). He leaves behind a musical legacy that doesn't include induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Following is a video for "Sentimental Lady", which Welch originally wrote for Fleetwood Mac in 1972, then re-recorded for his 1977 solo album, "French Kiss".

Rest in peace.

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