Bob Welch was born in Los Angeles, California in 1946 into a show business family (his father was a producer for Paramount Pictures and his mother was a singer and actress) and soon displayed an aptitude for music.
With an interest in R&B, Rock and Jazz, who moved to Paris in the late 1960's to attend the University of Paris, but dropped out to pursue a career in music.In 1971, he was invited to join Fleetwood Mac. With fellow new band member Christine McVie, he helped focus the band to a more melody driven sound, as heard on the 1971 album Future Games. He wrote songs for and played on several Fleetwood Mac albums, including 1972's Bare Trees and 1973's Mystery to Me. In late 1974, Welch left the the band, citing exhaustion.
In 1976, Welch formed the band Paris, which released two albums - the self titled Paris and Big Towne 2061.
Welch is best known for his solo work, which began in 1977 with French Kiss. The album was a huge success selling two million copies and having three hit singles, Sentimental Lady, Ebony Eyes and Hot Love, Cold World.
Welch's solo success continued with his 1979 follow up Three Hearts. Another million-seller, it spawned the top 20 hit Precious Love. The second single released. Church, also charted.
Welch continued to release solo albums into the 80's as well as writing for other performers.