Bob Welch, who found fame after leaving Fleetwood Mac, took his own life yesterday at his Nashville home. He was 65. A police spokesman said that the singer-songwriter had endured some health problems recently and left a suicide note.
Welch spent three years with Fleetwood Mac, leaving in 1974, just before the arrival of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. His breakthrough came on a remake of "Sentimental Lady," which he'd first recorded in Fleetwood Mac. Boosted by the word that Buckingham, Nicks and Christine McVie sang back-up, the single launched Welch's hit-making days, which continued with "Ebony Eyes," "Hot Love, Cold World" and "Precious Love."
An L.A. native, whose father produced several Bob Hope movies, including Paleface and The Lemon Drop Kid, Welch had lived in Nashville since the '90s.
Thanks to Mike McCann for the above.
I started listening to Fleetwood Mac during the days Bob was in the band. My two favorite songs were "Hynotized" and "Bermuda Triangle." He brought the newer updated sound to the band Cope