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Artist: Bob Welch

Bob Welch

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Bob Welch (July 31, 1945, Los Angeles, CA - June 7, 2012, Antioch, TN) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best remembered for his time with the immensely successful rock band Fleetwood Mac and for his own platinum solo albums and top-ten hits such as Sentimental Lady and Ebony Eyes from his album French Kiss on Capitol Records. Welch started his career with a show band, the Seven Souls, playing night clubs around the country. Las Vegas lounges, and chic European resorts after having a Top-20 hit on the L.A. R&B charts. While living in Europe , where he was majoring in French at the Sorbonne, he was chosen to fill the guitar spot in Fleetwood Mac . He flourished with the band as a songwriter and guitarist, and wrote and sang 22 of the 50 songs on five albums. Welch left Fleetwood Mac to form the group Paris with Soupy Sales' son, Hunt Sales, and Jethro Tull's bass player, Glenn Cornick.. After two albums with Paris , Welch's solo career took off in 1977 with a series of albums that generated 8 top-ten singles. During this time, he appeared and often guest-hosted on TV shows like Dick Clark's New American Bandstand, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, Solid Gold and Bert Sugarman's Midnight Special. This led to Welch hosting his own pre-MTV syndicated weekly music variety TV series Hollywood Heartbeat for Gold Key Media. His two-hour live TV musical special, "Bob Welch and Friends" was an MTV first. He continued on, recording more solo albums for RCA Records, and the worldwide sales of Welch's Fleetwood Mac and solo career record output continued to soar into the tens of millions. During his career as a solo artist, Welch received numerous awards including Billboard's "Favorite debut artist" award and the North American Rock Radio's "#1 Pop singlenew male artist" award, as well as playing in front of the largest rock concert audience ever (over 300,000 people) at California Jam II. Both Rhino Records and Curb Records have recently released collections of Welch's solo material, and Fleetwood Mac has released a 25th anniversary boxed set, "The Chain," which includes some of Welch's work with that band, as well as re-releasing on CD all his former recordings with Fleetwood Mac. Welch helped found AFTRA'S "Singer's Night" at the famous Bluebird Cafe, when he served on the th
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Top Albums

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French Kiss

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The Best of Bob Welch

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Three Hearts

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Love To Love

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The Other One

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Top Songs

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Sentimental Lady

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Ebony Eyes

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Precious Love

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Hot Love, Cold World

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Easy To Fall

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Lose My Heart

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Mystery Train

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