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PostSubject: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:10 am

Former Fleetwood Mac band member Bob Welch has been found dead after apparently committing suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 66. Police say Welch was found dead by his wife after shooting himself in the chest at their Nashville home at around 12:15 pm local time today. The U.S. musician had had health issues recently, according to police spokesman Don Aaron, who confirmed a suicide note was left.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:20 am

Not real familair with the man, but a shame nonetheless. Seems like there has been a rise in musican suicides as of late.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:07 pm

Really sad. It seems that that version of The Mac doesn't get much respect.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:29 pm

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It seems that that version of The Mac doesn't get much respect.

Was he in their "transitional" period where they weren't a English blues band anymore, but not yet a pop-radio band?

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Suicide sucks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:52 pm

I had French Kiss on vinyl when I was in college and played the crap out of it. I got it on CD several years back and most of it hasn't aged well but I still like Ebony Eyes.

RIP

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:52 pm

not familiar with him but thoughts go out to the family regardless.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:36 pm

Welch era is my fave Mac, I was jamming those albums late last night. Man, what a drag...
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:18 pm

I am not familiar with his solo material but the Fleetwood Mac line up he was part of, which was very short lived between 1971 to I believe 1974, has some of the best and overlooked era of the band's career.

He was not a flashy guitarist but he played with a lot of class and taste, the 'Penguin' album the 'Mac did during this era is highly recommended.

R.I.P.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:51 pm

Sad news, my heart goes out to his family and friends.

My introduction to his music was the "French Kiss" solo album back in '77. I didnt even know he played in Fleetwood Mac until about a half a dozen years ago. I have a few Bob Welch era albums on vinyl.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:35 pm

Suicide is not "passing away."

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:49 pm

My thoughts exactly

for those who dont know he left the band in 74 and Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:05 pm

I don't understand those last two posts.

So if someone famous commits suicide, it doesn't count as "tragic"? You're not supposed to refer to the deceased as having "passed away"?

That makes no sense to me. Everyone seems to consider the deaths of artists like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain to be "tragic". Yet Bob Welch's death is somehow less important because he committed suicide. Didn't the aforementioned artists also commit "suicide"? Albeit in a much slower fashion. Except for Kurt; that one was quick.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Who said anything about it being less tragic or important?

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:18 pm

tohostudios wrote:
I don't understand those last two posts.

So if someone famous commits suicide, it doesn't count as "tragic"? You're not supposed to refer to the deceased as having "passed away"?

That makes no sense to me. Everyone seems to consider the deaths of artists like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain to be "tragic". Yet Bob Welch's death is somehow less important because he committed suicide. Didn't the aforementioned artists also commit "suicide"? Albeit in a much slower fashion. Except for Kurt; that one was quick.

I was agreeing with Eyesore's post in the sense that suicide is not passing away , when you say someone passed away it indicates that someone died at least for me of natural causes or illness. All death is tragic, suicide in my opinion is worse than tragic because you dont know why, or what drove them to that point where they felt like they had no way out. If someone was murdered you'd say so. I dont think your post was addressed to me Toho but I felt like I needed to clarify that from my Point of View
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:40 pm

Suicide is always hardest for those left behind, my prayers certainly go out to his family. While I have nothing but pity for those who feel that suicide is/was their only resource.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:28 am

I never heard of him until I read Steven Adler's book.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:19 am

I really love Bob Welch's Paris material the best.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Wargod wrote:
I really love Bob Welch's Paris material the best.

Metalwargod

That first album is really good!!!! Hard rockin' Welch.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:29 am

RIP
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:48 am

he had some good music...REST in Peace Bob!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Welch passes away   Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:59 am



I was shocked to have read this.
I was looking for my past post - went to search - saw this -
This was the first cassette Glenn in 7th grade played for me -
and that I was influenced to buy afterwards -
still remember that day - we were at Sally's house - skipped school -
Glenn played the entire thing - as him and Sally kissed and laughed -
RIP Bob Welch !
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