Talk:Bob Welch (musician)

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I took it out of the article per policy, but I thought I would mention here that the 7/24/05 edits from IP: were claimed to have been by Bob Welch. Jgm 15:40, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Song titles[edit]

Apologies for not knowing, but what are the Wikipedia 'Elements of Style' for song titles? There are no links to Mr Welch's songs, such as "Hypnotized". I don't understand - are they not linked? If they are, shouldn't they be added? JohnAKeith (talk) 04:14, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect date of birth![edit]

The date of birth for Bob Welch is wrong. His actual date of birth is August, 31 1945. Bob explained the reason for this on his messageboard:

"My birthday is actually August 31st, not July 31st. It's because, years ago, when I used to do interviews and bios, I would change the month, (not the year) of my birthday. The reason for this, which now seems really silly, was that I was "heavily into" astrology at the time, and I didn't want anybody to be able to see my "chart", and therefore be able to figure me out psychologically. (the only value I believe astrology has is as an adjunct to psychology). Also, and this is pure vanity, Van Morrison had the same birthday as me (8/31/45) and I wanted to make sure that I was not mentioned on the same day that he was , for "pr" reasons, (having the field clear for yourself etc).Stupid ,..but true."

This was posted on the 'article' page apparently by User:Lawyer2b and I have moved it to 'discussion', where it belongs. I have also corrected the birthdate as per the message. Verne Equinox 02:42, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Just so we're clear, I absolutely did not post the above material. User: did, immediately following the single edit I made to the article. My edit simply corrected a link to the Sorbonne. Lawyer2b 18:55, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Makeety Makondo here: I posted the correction regarding Bob Welch's date of birth. I am not Bob Welch nor do I directly represent him but while wishing him a happy 59th birthday in July of 2005 he instructed me and other well wishers that his birthday is in fact August 31, and that he would be 60, not 59 (which would make the year of his birth 1945, not 1946. All in the interest of accuracy!). Bob can be contacted at his website ( or email: for confirmation of this fact.

Fair use rationale for Image:Welchmac.jpg[edit]

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Fleetwood Mac Fan Site Penguin[edit]

On his own official Web site, Bob Welch cites the Fleetwood Mac Fan Site Penguin as being the best resource for information on him (and the band). He gave two "interviews" with the site via Q&A sessions in 1999 and 2003. Citations to the site were subsequently blackballed after I put them in. Still, the interviews contain info from the "horse's mouth" not available elsewhere as Welch's star has dimmed and he is not covered by "reliable" media any more.Shemp Howard, Jr. (talk) 18:31, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Who objected to the citations from those interviews? I've used them elsewhere and never had a problem. As far as I know, they're fine. Bretonbanquet (talk) 18:39, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


This statement seems to contradict itself:

(Using mobile equipment borrowed from The Rolling Stones, the band recorded three albums at Benifold: Bare Trees, Penguin and Mystery to Me.)[5] The band's first album to feature Welch and McVie, Future Games, was recorded, however, at Advision Studios in London (as is cited on the back of the album jacket) and Bare Trees was recorded at De Lane Lea Studios in Wembley.

Basically these two sentences say that Bare Trees was recorded at Benifold AND at De Lane Lea Studios in Wembley.

albabe - The Writer/Artist Formally Known as Al Gordon 00:34, 27 April 2016 (UTC)