Bob Welch, who played and toured with Fleetwood Mac from 1971-1975, was found dead in his Nashville home yesterday from a self-inflicted gunshot. In a note left behind, Welch, who was 66 sited his failing health as the reason for the suicide.

Bob Welch was replaced in Fleetwood Mac when Lindsey Buckingham took over the lead guitar duties when he and Stevie Nicks joined the band in 1975.

Two years after leaving Fleetwood Mac, Welch enjoyed a fairly successful solo career with hits like "Sentimental Lady" (#8) , "Ebony Eyes" (#14) and "Precious Love" which made it to # 19 on the Billboard Top 40 Charts.

The Queen of Soul Honored by Princeton



Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Princeton University in New Jersey Tuesday (June 5). It goes nicely with the one she got from Yale two years ago. Five others received honorary degrees at Princeton's graduation ceremonies, where the saluattorian read her speech in Latin!




Former Member of Cookie and the Cupcakes Dies

Marshall LeDee,  who played guitar for the original  Cookie & the Cupcakes  has died at the age of 86. The group's had a Top 50 hit in 1959 with "Matilda" .  Marshall, who served in Okinawa during World War II, was still living here in Lake Charles at the time of his death.


Lou Reed is in the Science Books


Biologists have named a new genus of Israeli velvet spiders "loureedia annulipes," after the Velvet Underground singer, Lou Reed.

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