Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Dies

by | January 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM | Music

Bob Weston, the former guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, was discovered dead by police in his north London home.

The United Kingdom’s Express reports that police broke into Weston’s home after friends became worried after the 64-year-old did not show up for work yesterday.

Weston was recruited to play in Fleetwood Mac in 1972 as replacement for Danny Kirwan.

The majority of his contributions came on the band’s 1973 albums “Penguin” and “Mystery to Me,” including a memorable slide intro on the song “Why.”

Weston left the band in 1974 after it was discovered that he was having an affair with Mick Fleetwood’s wife, fashion model Jenny Boyd.

He went on to record some solo albums, and was most recently working on an album with former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.

“He was a lovely, gentle bloke. It’s a shock. He’d everything to live for,” Weston’s brother Pete said.

Police do not believe his death was a result of foul play.

 

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