Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady" exemplifies the smoky, romantic songs of the 70s. Tender and supple as a light spring rain, it's sweet without being schmaltzy. Welch started out as a member of Fleetwood Mac, but when he went his "own way," he had a successful career in the late 70s with a string of hits.
A dreamy soft pop hit, "Sentimental Lady" was originally included on Fleetwood Mac's Bare Trees album (1972). Welch wove it into his 1977 debut album French Kiss, with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie on backing vocals and Mick Fleetwood on drums. The song's appeal is universal because everyone can relate to finding someone they love special. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is Welch's signature song. It established his warm, gentle sound and remains a classic rock staple.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.