Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vale: Bob Welch.

There are reports that Bob Welch has been found dead.

When I was a teenager, I used to stay over at a friend's house some Friday nights. We'd stay up real late, listening to albums and making toast. He was a huge Fleetwood Mac fan, and so I became a fan also.

Most of the Fleetwood Mac albums we listened to were from their pre Stevie and Lindsey days. As such I grew to love Kiln House, Mystery To Me, Heroes Are Hard To Find and Penguin. In fact, Jewel Eyed Judy was probably the first songs I ever learned on guitar. Bob Welch was the guitarist on those albums. He left before they hit it big in the U.S.

Afterwards he had a hit single with Ebony Eyes. Not exactly my cup of tea, but decent enough pop. Since then? I have no idea what he's been up to.

But I thank him for his contributions to those four great albums.

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