Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 comes from Bob Welch!

On May 17th, 1979, "Precious Love" entered Billboard's Top 40 and struggled up to #19, not the greatest of showings, but it had staying power, lasting eight weeks in the Top 40.

Bob Welch, born on July 31st, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, was a pop/rock guitarist.  Bob was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971-74 and Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham provided backing vocals for his hit "Sentimental Lady", which was a remake from a Fleetwood Mac version of the song.  Various members of Fleetwood Mac would join him onstage from time to time.

Bob placed four songs in the Top 40 between 1977 and 1979.  Welch committed suicide on July 7th, 2012 at the age of 66 after having spinal surgery and being told he would never get better.