Robert Welch, 31 July 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Welch, the son of a movie producer and an actress, was raised in Hollywood. After studying as a French major at UCLA, Welch joined the R&B band Ivory Hudson And The Harlequins, who later changed their name to Seven Souls before breaking up in 1969 after failing to secure a recording contract. Welch was working in a Parisian R&B club in 1971 when he received an invitation to join Fleetwood Mac as their guitar player. He remained a member until December 1974 when the pressures of keeping the band afloat during its most turbulent era proved too great. During his stay he was quite prolific as a songwriter and wrote among others, the excellent Sentimental Lady for their Bare Trees and was credited with most of the material for Heroes Are Hard To Find.
After leaving Fleetwood Mac, Welch formed Paris with drummer Thom Mooney and bass player Glenn Cornick...
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