Friday, June 08, 2012

Guitarobit: Bob Welch

Former member of Fleetwood Mac Bob Welch has died, apparently of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

His Guardian obituary contains one of those sad lines of a life almost lived:

Fleetwood Mac's career took off in the mid-70s after Welch left the band. Dreams was a number one in 1977, as was Don't Stop.
He did go on to other success - both as a solo artist, with the band Paris, and as a songwriter. His exclusion from the band always seemed to be a cause of bemusement to him rather than rancour.

Welch had been unwell for some time; he was 56.

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