Thursday, August 24, 2006

Number 865 - Bob Welch

Number 865

Bob Welch

"Ebony Eyes"

Genre:Soft Rock

Anyone old enough to remember this "lost gem" will probably admit it still sounds pretty neat. Now to keep on my path of annoying Mr Gary Shackleton (picture below) about music oddities, did ya know that Bob Welch was a member of Fleetwood Mac ? Of course you did (Mr Gary Shackleton will be right now thumbing through his "Rock Encyclopedia" to dismiss this - He hasn't got me yet)

Mr Gary Shackleton

(Often mistaken for "Rove Live" sidekick)

Welch struggled with a variety of marginal bands until 1971, when he was invited to join Fleetwood Mac, then an erstwhile English blues band that had lost its two most prominent members, Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer, within a few months. Along with fellow newcomer Christine McVie, Bob helped to steer the band in a more melodic direction as heard on 1971's Future Games. He wrote songs for and played on several Fleetwood Mac albums, including Bare Trees (1972) and Mystery To Me (1973).

In September 1977, Welch released his first solo album, French Kiss, a mainstream pop collection featuring contributions from former bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. This release brought Welch his greatest success, selling two million copies and yielding three hit singles, a revamped version of "Sentimental Lady", the rocker "Ebony Eyes" and "Hot Love, Cold World"
For Fleetwood Mac see Number 591 & Number 547
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (But hey, we like Fleetwood) and the Album ranked at Number (Haroo?)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 60 out of 108
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