Monday, June 1, 2020

Bob Welch

Bob Welch

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bob Welch enjoyed a brief streak of mainstream success in the late '70s after a four-year, pre-phenomenon stint in Fleetwood Mac. In 1971, Welch replaced Jeremy Spencer and stayed for the albums Future Games (1971), Bare Trees (1972), Penguin (1973), Mystery to Me (1973), and Heroes Are Hard to Find (1974). Welch's finest Fleetwood Mac moment was the dreamily jazzy "Hypnotized" on Mystery to Me.

Welch was asked to stay despite the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, but he departed and formed a hard rock trio called Paris. The band -- which included former Jethro Tull bass guitarist Glenn Cornick, former Nazz drummer Thom Mooney, and then future Tin Machine drummer Hunt Sales -- released two poorly received albums in 1976. Welch then decided to craft blatantly commercial pop music, and he succeeded with 1977's French Kiss, which went platinum and featured the hit singles "Sentimental Lady" (a re-recording of the Bare Trees cut) and "Ebony Eyes."

He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Nashville on June 7, 2012; Bob Welch was 65 years old.

Born: July 31, 1946 - Died: June 7, 2012

All Albums are 320kbps Bitrate

Bob Welch

Eye Contact

French Kiss

Greatest Hits & More

Live At the Roxy 
(feat. Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie Mick Fleetwood John McVie Stevie Nicks)

Man Overboard

The Other One

Three Hearts


duanerocks said...

Bob deserved better, and he was promised then reneged entrance to the Rock and roll hall of Fame ,he lost all hope and went into a deep depression, a sad way for a talented man to go.

Ozzieguy said...

Oh dear, how awful. He was such a wonderful talented guy.
I love his music.
Thank you duanerocks for the info.

Buzzcut9 said...

Thank you for these. You should check out his albums with the group Paris. Great Stuff. I saw him about 5 or 6 times with Fleetwood Mac. If he hadn't come along , the group would never have stayed together. He should have been in the Hall Of Fame. But I heard that it is very "political". Procol Harum is still not in it.

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you Buzzcut9, and yes I agree, I also believe that it is political.