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« on: June 07, 2012, 06:50:25 PM »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/06/bob-welch-dies-former-fleetwood-mac-guitarist-ebony-eyes-singer--1.html
Bob Welch dies: Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, 'Ebony Eyes' singer
June 7, 2012




Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Bob Welch has been found dead in Nashville of an apparent suicide, according to the Nashville Police Department. The musician, who worked with the band in the early 1970s and later had hit solo songs such as "Ebony Eyes," was 66 years old.

Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said in a statement, "The police department responded to his address at 12:18 p.m., where Mr. Welch was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest." Aaron added that Welch's wife indicated that he had been suffering with health issues. A suicide note was found in the home.

Welch was a member of Fleetwood Mac as the band was transitioning away from being a British blues rock band and into the 1970s powerhouse that it became. As a singer and guitarist, Welch was lesser known than the pair who replaced him -- lead vocalist Stevie Nicks and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham -- but his work with fellow band mates including Mick Fleetwood and John and Christie McVie prior to Nicks' arrival on albums "Future Games," "Bare Trees" and "Heroes are Hard to Find," among others, set the tone for what was to come.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 06:53:58 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE9CW-QHoUo
Sentimental Lady  - Bob Welch
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnJOsfalSYs
Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch
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Promo clip for Ebony Eyes from Bobs 1977 solo album 'French Kiss'

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 08:51:21 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvCUJgnVg3o&feature=related

Fleetwood Mac...Sentimental Lady
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 10:17:19 PM »

This song wasn't as big a hit as "Ebony Eyes" and "Sentimental Lady,  but I've always liked it.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VswtZ1DQM00
Bob Welch - Three Hearts + lyrics
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 10:19:59 PM »

I still have Bob Welch's "French Kiss" album, but I haven't I've fired up the turntable in years!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 05:30:46 PM »

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20602623,00.html
Bob Welch's Suicide Note: He Didn't Want to Burden Wife
June 8, 2012

Fearing that spinal surgery would leave him an invalid needing constant care, Bob Welch told his wife in a suicide note: "I'm not going to do this to you," according to a friend.
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Family friend Bart Herbison, executive director of the National Songwriters Association, says Welch underwent spinal surgery about three months ago, The Tennessean reports.

"It had become apparent to Bob that he was not going to recover, that he was going to become an invalid," Herbison says. "He had seen his father become an invalid and watched his mother care for him for many years."
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