Remembering Bob Weston
Bob Weston, guitarist with Fleetwood Mac in the early 70’s passed away on January 4th. He was 64. He joined the group in 1972 and was with them until late 1974. He mainly supported lead guitarist Bob Welch, Bob also added superb slide guitar work as well as harmonica and banjo. He appeared on two albums with the band, “Penguin” and “Mystery To Me”. He left the band after it was revealed that he had been having an affair with Mick Fleetwood’s wife, Jenny Boyd. He released 3 solo albums in the early 80’s, including one that featured, oddly enough, Mick Fleetwood on drums. Bob was featured on many other albums with such people as long John Baldry, Steve Marriott and Danny Kirwan.
I have included 2 videos for you to view. The first is an unusual one, Bob and his friends, sitting in a pub, belting out “Something’s In The Air” and an older live tune (Believe Me) from 1973 that feature Bob Weston on lead guitar, Christine McVie on vocal & keyboards. Bob Welch on rhythm guitar, Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass. Terrific cuts, both of them.
Something’s In The Air
- Bob Weston, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, dies at 64 (music-mix.ew.com)
- Found dead musician Bob Weston, formerly of Fleetwood Mac (pikapvs.wordpress.com)