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June 8, 2012 |
Guitarist and singer Bob Welch, whose work in the early 1970s for Fleetwood Mac set the stage for the band's multi-platinum success later in the decade, died on Thursday at his home in Nashville. He was 66. According to a spokesman for the Nashville Police Department, Welch was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The spokesman said Welch's wife, Wendy, told police he had been suffering from health issues. Welch joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971 as a 24-year-old living in Paris, just as the group was making the transition away from being a British blues rock band and into the 1970s commercial powerhouse that it became.
September 23, 2004 |
Mick Fleetwood's name is forever married to Fleetwood Mac, the band he helped create almost four decades ago. Whenever Fleetwood is not touring the globe with his staple group or his new project, the Mick Fleetwood Band, the 57-year-old Woodland Hills resident hits Sunset Boulevard -- or the links. Street life If I were to walk an entire street in L.A.
August 3, 2000
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and standardized examinations. Here are home-viewing tips: Today: The Republican Convention (KABC, KCBS, KNBC, 7-8 p.m.). The networks summarize events of the GOP convention, which ends today. KMEX will air Spanish-language coverage from 10 to 11 p.m. Also, "Mr. Music" (ODSY, 9-11 p.m.). In this movie about the inner workings of the recording industry, a 15-year-old music fanatic becomes vice president of a company.
October 16, 1997 |
If the sellout crowds and critical thumbs-ups are any indication, Fleetwood Mac has been a part of a great night out for a lot of people lately. Twenty years after the release of the veteran band's monstrously successful "Rumours" album, its reunited classic lineup--Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks--is on the road, garnering enough popular support and positive reviews to quiet any skeptics who doubted the group's ability to reinvigorate itself.
March 2, 1995 |
Marital discord and divorce. Substance abuse problems and mental illness. Religious sects and hedonistic excess. Fleetwood Mac has been known throughout its 27-year run as much for its "Geraldo"-fodder history and ever-changing personnel as it has for being among the most popular, top-grossing groups in rock.
December 9, 1990 |
OK all you MacRumour Mongers, here's the whole story: the sex, the drugs, the partner-swapping, the comings-and-goings, the schizophrenia, the bankruptcies and, oh yes, the great music that is, was and apparently forever shall be the big Mac. Fleetwood tells the story as if he was sitting in your living room, which is good for the intimacy of the tale, but bad for the rambling, sometimes redundant telling.