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6/7/12 – Our friend Bob Welch is Dead

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Nashville police say Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch was found dead by his wife with a chest wound at their Nashville home around 12:15 p.m. local time Thursday.
Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976, and had hits including "Sentimental Lady" in 1977 and "Ebony Eyes" in 1978.

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6/5/12 – Herb Reed of Platters Dead

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender,” has died. He was 83. Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reed founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953. Reed sang bass on the group’s four No. 1 hits, including “The Great Pretender,” ‘’My Prayer,” ‘’Twilight Time” and “Smoke Gets […]

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