Bob Welch and Stevie Nicks "Ebony eyes"

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    People tend to forget that between the Peter Green fronted Fleetwood mac en the Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham fronted Fleetwood mac, there was actually an incarnation of that band fronted by a guy called Bob Welch.

    And that Welch was brought in to replace Peter Green wasn't without a good reason either: Welch wrote some mean rocking tunes AND was an absolute KILLER on guitar.
     
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    I saw Bob Welch open for Stevie Nicks on her Belladonna tour. Just him and a guitar, and he was great.
     
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    Always loved that song.
     
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    It's so sad he took his life, he was very talented and i would add my favorite Fmc album is Mystery to me. Hypnotized is his best work IMO.
     
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    470A84F8-3158-428B-9AF9-A8B268CB90B8.png It’s in the conversation for hottest album cover ever
     
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    Certainly that fire gives it contention.


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    I liked the Welch era Mac. Those were the records that first got me into the band. I didn’t listen to the Peter Green stuff until much later and didn’t like it as much...
     
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    Didn't know he'd killed himself. That's always sad (except for, you know, Jeffry Epstein type characters). I once got chewed out by a DJ ON THE AIR for calling and requesting he play Hypnotized. This was in about '78 or '79, the Buckingham Nicks era Fleetwood Mac had already had most of their huge success (first two albums anyway), and I'd long been familiar with the Peter Green era Mac, but I came late to the Bob Welch stuff. I'd just heard Hypnotized a few times at that point and really dug it. So a slow morning at the job I had back then, I called the local FM station (I think there was still only one FM rock station in Tucson back then) and asked the well known DJ to play that tune. He ripped me up one side and down the other for requesting that boring old warhorse, then hung up on me and when he went back on air, told the story of the idiot who called to request a song that he would never play again. Although I don't think he named the song on the air. Apropos of nothing, he ended up being shot to death within a couple years of that by a jealous boyfriend in a love triangle. Even more bizarre, at about the time I called him, he and one of my best friends were seeing the same woman. I don't think either of them were with her for all that long, but I guess he found himself in a lot of drama and it eventually bit him, hard.
     
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    Give me Danny Kirwan!

    My ( me, late to the party) ' transition Fleetwood Mac era' hero! He fascinates me
     
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    Here’s a article I co wrote on Fleetwood Mac. I did the welch years which I think are criminally underrated. (I love all three versions of FM). https://www.toppermost.co.uk/fleetwood-mac/


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    I only saw the welch era Fleetwood Mac on TV a couple of times, both of which were that stupid Bermuda Triangle thing.
    I knew he went on to have a successful solo album but I never thought any more of it than AM pablum.
     
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    Speaking of Fleetwood Mac, I’m partial to this ladies backing vocals;

     
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    Going on memory here (always dangerous) but IIRC Bob Welch hosted a short lived music TV show called "Hollywood Heartbeat". He had kind of a Dion look going and seemed pretty cool.
     
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    my absolute welch driven , mac tune

     
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    Me too; one of my roommates brought Bare Trees home and I’ve liked them ever since.
     
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    Great Record!
     
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    I always remembered Bob's glasses sliding down his nose, during shows. Welch era Fleetwood Mac was just not Hollywood Ready.

    But it was during the Bob Welch era that Christine really came into her own, I think. I think it is sort of weird that Nicks and Welch ended up having a professional relationship, since I think some of the best collaborations of the later Fleetwood was Buckingham and Christine vocal work together.
     
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    I liked the first album by Bob Welch's post Fleetwood band named Paris









     
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    The “Mystery to me” album was my first exposure to the band, as well. Great stuff!
     
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    From the same show a really good version of Gold Dust Woman.

    Stevie's hot (in this video). I like the way she seems to appreciate the bands history, not just the Buckingham Nicks era.
     
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