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Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham during Fleetwood Mac's 2003 tour.
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham during Fleetwood Mac's 2003 tour.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rock, pop rock, blues-rock
Years active 1967 - Present
Label(s) Blue Horizon, Epic, Reprise, Warner Bros., Sire, CBS Europe, Columbia UK, Sanctuary
Website FleetwoodMac.com
Members
Stevie Nicks
Mick Fleetwood
John McVie
Lindsey Buckingham
Former members
See: Fleetwood Mac personnel section

Fleetwood Mac are a British/American rock band formed in 1967, who have had high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. From the band's inception through the end of 1974, no incarnation of Fleetwood Mac lasted as long as two years. Fleetwood Mac is the self-titled debut album by Fleetwood Mac, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Fleetwood Mac (sometimes referred to as The White Album) was released by the band Fleetwood Mac in 1975. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1152 × 864 pixel, file size: 285 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to nl. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Blue Horizon was a British blues record label founded by Mike Vernon in the early sixties. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the genre. ...


The only member present in the band from the very beginning is its namesake drummer Mick Fleetwood. Bassist John McVie, despite his giving part of his name to the band, did not play on their first single nor at their first concerts. Keyboardist Christine McVie has, to date, appeared on all but two albums, either as a member or as a session musician. Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Christine Perfect redirects here. ...


The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green; and from 1975-87, with the more pop-orientated band that featured Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The band enjoyed more modest success in the intervening period between 1971 and 1974, with the line-up that included Bob Welch, and also during the 1990s which saw more personnel changes before the return of Nicks and Buckingham, and more recently, the departure of Christine McVie. Blues music redirects here. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Bob Welch (born July 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former member of Fleetwood Mac, who had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. ...

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History

Formation and Early years (1967-1970)

Fleetwood Mac were formed in 1967 in London when Peter Green left the British blues band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Green had replaced guitarist Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers, and received critical acclaim for his work on their album, A Hard Road. After he had been in the Bluesbreakers for some time, Green asked if drummer Mick Fleetwood could replace Aynsley Dunbar. Green had been in two bands with Fleetwood; Peter B's Looners and the subsequent Shotgun Express (which featured a young vocalist named Rod Stewart). John Mayall agreed and Fleetwood became a member of the band. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that has included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... A Hard Road is a 1967 Electric Blues album recorded by John Mayalls Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green on lead guitar. ... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... For the photographer, see John Jabez Edwin Mayall. ...


The Bluesbreakers now consisted of Green, Fleetwood, John McVie, and Mayall. Mayall gave Green free recording time as a gift, in which Fleetwood, McVie, and Green recorded five songs. The fifth song was an instrumental that Green named after the rhythm section, "Fleetwood Mac." John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ...


Green contacted Fleetwood to form a new band. The pair desperately wanted McVie on bass and even named the band 'Fleetwood Mac' as a way to entice McVie. However, McVie opted for the steady paycheque of the Mayall gig rather than the unknown of a new band. In the meantime, Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood teamed up with talented slide player Jeremy Spencer and bassist Bob Brunning, who was in the band on the understanding that if and when McVie agreed to join, he would leave. This version of the band made its debut on August 13, 1967 at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival. Within weeks of this show, John McVie agreed to become the bassist for the band. Jeremy Spencer (born 4 July 1948, in Hartlepool, County Durham, England), is a musician, best known as one of Fleetwood Macs first guitarists, joining the band in July 1967. ... Robert Bob Brunning (born June 29, 1943 in Bournemouth, Dorset) is a British musician best known for his role as temporary bass guitar player with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac. ...


Fleetwood Mac's first album, Fleetwood Mac, was a no frills blues album and was released on the Blue Horizon label in February 1968. In fact, there were no other players on the album (except for the song "Long Grey Mare," which was recorded when Bob Brunning was in the band). The album was hugely successful in the U.K., hitting #4, though it did not have any singles on it. The band soon released two singles "Black Magic Woman" (later a big hit for Santana) and "Need Your Love So Bad." Fleetwood Mac is the self-titled debut album by Fleetwood Mac, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Black Magic Woman is a song written by Peter Green that first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) and The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (UK). ... For the Costa Rican soccer player, see Carlos Santana (footballer); for the Mexican academic, see Carlos Santana Morales. ...


The band's second album, Mr. Wonderful, was released in August 1968. Like the first album, it was an all-blues album, but this time they made a few changes. The album was recorded live in the studio with miked amplifiers and PA system, rather than plugged into the board. This method provided the ideal environment for producing this style of music, and gave it an authentically vintage sound. They also added horns and featured a friend of the band on keyboards, Christine Perfect of Chicken Shack. Mr. ... In a symphony orchestra the horn section is the group of musicians who play the horn (sometimes referred to as the French horn). ... Christine Perfect redirects here. ... Chicken Shacks 1969 album, 100 Ton Chicken Chicken Shack were a British blues band of the late 1960s, consisting of Christine Perfect (vocals and keyboards), Stan Webb (guitar and vocals), Andy Sylvester (bass guitar), and Alan Morley (drums). ...


Shortly after the release of their second album, Fleetwood Mac added guitarist Danny Kirwan to their line-up. Green had been frustrated that Jeremy Spencer had little desire to contribute to Green's songs. Kirwan brought a more easy going, harmony-rich sound that was reminiscent of the sort of bands playing in California at the time. With Kirwan, the band released its first number one single in Europe, "Albatross." Around this time, the band released its second American album, English Rose, which contained half of Mr. Wonderful, a few new songs from their new guitarist, and its third European album called The Pious Bird Of Good Omen, which was a collection of singles, b-sides, and a selection of some work the band did with Eddie Boyd. Daniel David Danny Kirwan (born May 13, 1950 in Brixton, South London) is a British musician best known for his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972. ... Albatross is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in 1969. ... English Rose could be considered the third album by Fleetwood Mac, released in January 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... The Pious Bird of Good Omen is a compilation album by Fleetwood Mac, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Edward Riley Boyd known as Eddie Boyd (November 25, 1914–July 13, 1994) was a blues piano player born on Stovalls Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Muddy Waters also lived. ...


When the band went to the United States in January 1969, they recorded many songs at the soon to close Chess Records Studio, with some blues legends of Chicago, including Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and Otis Spann. These would prove, however, to be Fleetwood Mac's last all-blues recordings. Along with their change of style, the band was also going through some label changes. Up until this point, they had been on Blue Horizon. With Kirwan in the band, however, the musical possibilities were too great for them to stay on a blues-only label. The band signed with the Immediate label and released "Man Of The World", another British and European hit single. Immediate was in bad shape and the band shopped around for a new deal. Even though the Beatles wanted the band on Apple Records (Mick Fleetwood and George Harrison were brothers-in-law), the band's manager Clifford Davis decided to go with Warner Bros. Records, the label they have stayed with ever since. Their first album for Warners, released in September of 1969, was the well-regarded Then Play On. The American release of this album contains the song "Oh Well", featured consistently in live performances until 1997. Then Play On, which was the band's first rock album, featured only the songs of Kirwan and Green. Jeremy Spencer, meanwhile, recorded a solo album (he was backed by the rest of the band) that consisted of many 1950s-style rock and roll songs. The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Willie Dixons style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Clifford Davis is a British musician and record producer chiefly known for his time as manager of successful blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, from 1967 to 1974. ... Warner Bros. ... Then Play On is the fourth album by blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, first released in September 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Jeremy Spencer is an album by British blues rock musician Jeremy Spencer, who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1967-71. ...


In July 1969 Fleetwood Mac was the headliner of the Schaefer Music Festival in New York City's Central Park, along with The Byrds, Chuck Berry, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa and Patti LaBelle. They re-appeared at the festival in 1970. The Schaefer Music Festival was a music festival which had been held in the summers between 1967 and 1976 at the Trump Wollman Skating Rink in New York Citys Central Park. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Not to be confused with The Birds (band). ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... The Beach Boys is an American rock and roll band. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ...


Fleetwood Mac were arguably the most popular band in Europe at the time. However, Peter Green, the frontman of the band, was not in good health. He had been spiked with LSD in Munich, which began the onset of his schizophrenia. Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ...


Rainer Langhans mentions in his autobiography that he and Uschi Obermaier met Peter Green in Munich, where they invited him to their "High-Fish-Commune". They were not really interested in Peter Green. They just wanted to get in contact with Mick Taylor: Langhans and Obermaier wished to organize a "Bavarian Woodstock". They wanted Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones to be the leading acts of their Bavarian open air festival. They needed the 'Green God' just to get in contact with The Rolling Stones via Mick Taylor. Uschi Obermaier (September 24, 1946 in Munich, a. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... Michael Mick Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1948 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English musician best known as a former guitarist for The Rolling Stones. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


Green's last hit with Fleetwood Mac was "The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)" (first recorded at the Boston Tea Party in February 1970 and later recorded by Judas Priest). Green's mental stability deteriorated, and he wanted to give all of the band's money to charity. The rest of the band did not concur. Green decided to leave the band. His last show with Fleetwood Mac was on May 20, 1970. During that show, the band went past their allotted time, and the power was shut off. Mick Fleetwood kept drumming. The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) is a song written by Peter Green and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ...


Transitional era (1970-1975)

Danny and Jeremy were left with the task of having to fill up Peter's space in their shows and on their recordings. In September 1970, Fleetwood Mac released Kiln House. Danny's songs moved the band in the direction of 70s rock. Meanwhile, Jeremy's contributions focused on recreating the country-tinged "Sun Sound" of the late 1950s. Christine Perfect, who had played keyboards on Fleetwood Mac's previous album, and who had retired from the music business after one unsuccessful solo album, made many contributions to "Kiln House," singing backup vocals, playing keyboards, and even drawing the album cover. Since the band was sounding too "thin" at its tour rehearsals, they decided to ask Christine to join the band. They also released a single at that time; "Dragonfly" b/w "The Purple Dancer" in the U.K. and certain European countries. Despite deservedly good notices in the press, the single was not a success and the B-side has only been reissued once, on a Reprise German-only "Best of" album, making it one of their most obscure songs. Kiln House is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ...


Christine McVie made her first appearance with the band at Bristol University in May 1969 just as she was leaving Chicken Shack. She had had success with the Etta James classic, "I'd Rather Go Blind", and was twice voted female artist of the year in England. Christine McVie played her first gig as an official member on August 6, 1970 in New Orleans. CBS Records, which now owned Blue Horizon, released an album of previously unreleased material from the original Fleetwood Mac called The Original Fleetwood Mac. The album was relatively successful, and the band seemed to be gaining popularity again. Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, and jazz singer and songwriter. ... Christine Perfect redirects here. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ...


While on tour in February 1971, Jeremy Spencer said he was going out to "get a magazine", but never returned. After several days of frantic searching, the band discovered that Spencer had joined a religious group, the Children of God. Liable for the remaining shows on the tour they convinced Peter Green to help finish the tour. He brought along his friend, Nigel Watson, who played the congas (twenty-five years later Green and Watson would collaborate again to form the Peter Green Splinter Group). The band replaced Jeremy’s portion of the set with 90 minute instrumental improvisations of "Black Magic Woman". Green, however, would only be with Fleetwood Mac temporarily, so the band decided to search for a new guitarist. The Children of God (COG), later known as the Family of Love, the Family, and now the Family International (TFI), is a new religious movement, widely referred to as a cult by the media and some government organizations, that started in 1968 in Huntington Beach, California, United States. ... Conga is a drum, a type of music, and a type of dance (Conga Line). ... The Peter Green Splinter Group was a band of guitarist and singer, Peter Green, of Buxton in Derbyshire. ... Black Magic Woman is a song written by Peter Green that first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) and The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (UK). ...


In the summer of 1971, the band held auditions for a guitarist in their large country home, "Benifold", which they bought prior to the Kiln House tour. A friend of the band named Judy Wong recommended her high school friend, Bob Welch, who was living in Paris at the time. The band had a few meetings with Welch and decided to hire him, without actually playing with him or listening to any of his recordings. Bob Welch (born July 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former member of Fleetwood Mac, who had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. ...


In September 1971, the band released Future Games. This album was radically different from anything the band had done up to that point. There were many new fans in America who were becoming more and more interested in the band. In Europe, CBS released Fleetwood Mac's first Greatest Hits package, which was predominantly comprised of songs by Peter Green, though there was one song by Jeremy and one by Danny. Future Games is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits may refer to: Peter Greens Fleetwood Macs Greatest Hits, a 1970 release Greatest Hits (1971 Fleetwood Mac album), which covers the early Peter Green era blues-based Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits (1988 Fleetwood Mac album), which covers the era of the bands commercial...


In 1972, six months after the release of Future Games, the band released the well-received album Bare Trees. Bare Trees featured Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady", which would be a much bigger hit for him five years later when he re-recorded it, backed with Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, and Lindsey Buckingham, for a solo album. It also featured "Spare Me a Little of Your Love," a bright Christine McVie tune that would become a staple of the band's live act throughout the early-to-mid 1970s. Bare Trees is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ...


While the band was doing well in the studio, their tours were more problematic. Danny Kirwan developed an alcohol dependency and became alienated from Welch and the McVies. It wasn't until he smashed his Les Paul Custom guitar, refused to go on stage one night, and criticised the band afterwards that Fleetwood finally decided that he had no choice but to fire Kirwan.


The next two and a half years proved to be the most challenging for the band. In the three albums they would release in this period, they would constantly change line-ups. In September of 1972, the band added guitarist Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker, formerly of Savoy Brown. Fleetwood Mac also hired Savoy Brown's road manager, John Courage. Mick, John, Christine, Welch, Weston, and Walker recorded Penguin, which was released in January, 1973. After the tour, the band fired Walker because his vocal style and attitude did not fit in with the rest of the band. Bob Weston (born 1947) is an English musician from London, best known for his brief role as guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... http://www. ... Savoy Brown is a British blues band formed in the 1960s, originally known as the Savoy Brown Blues Band. ... Penguin is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ...


The remaining five carried on and recorded Mystery to Me six months later. This album contained the song "Hypnotized", which got a lot of airplay on the radio and became one of the band’s most recognisable songs to date. The band were justifiably proud of the new album and were poised to make it a hit. However, things were not well within the band. The McVies' marriage at this time was under a lot of stress, which was aggravated by constantly working with each other, and John McVie's considerable alcohol abuse. During the tour, Weston had an affair with Fleetwood's wife, Jenny Boyd Fleetwood, the sister of Pattie Boyd Harrison. Fleetwood soon fired Weston and the tour was cancelled. Due to lack of touring, the album sold less than its predecessor. Mystery To Me is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in A Hard Days Night Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944) is an English model and photographer who is best known as the wife of first George Harrison and then Eric Clapton. ...


In what would be one of the more bizarre events in rock history, the band's manager, Clifford Davis, claimed that he owned the name Fleetwood Mac and put out a "fake Mac". Nobody in the "fake Mac" was ever officially in the real band, although some of them later acted as Danny Kirwan's studio band. Fans were told that Bob Welch and John McVie had quit the group, and that Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie would be joining the band at a later date, after getting some rest. Fleetwood Mac's road manager, John Courage, worked one show before he realised that the line being used was a lie. Courage ended up hiding the real Fleetwood Mac's equipment, which helped shorten the tour by the fake band. But the lawsuit that followed put the real Fleetwood Mac out of commission for almost a year. The issue was who actually owned the name "Fleetwood Mac". While it would seem obvious that the band was named after Fleetwood and McVie, they had signed contracts that showed the band forfeited the rights to the name.


During this period, Welch stayed in Los Angeles and connected with entertainment attorneys. Welch quickly realized that the band was unknown to Warner Bros., and that if they wanted to change that, they would have to change their base of operation to Los Angeles. The rest of the band agreed immediately. Rock promoter Bill Graham wrote a letter to Warner Bros. to convince them that the "real" Fleetwood Mac were in fact Fleetwood, Welch and the McVies. While this did not end the legal battle, the band was able to record as Fleetwood Mac again. Instead of getting another manager, Fleetwood Mac decided to manage themselves. Bill Graham (January 8, 1931–October 25, 1991) was a very well-known American rock concert promoter, who was prominent from the 1960s until his death. ...


The fake Mac consisted of Elmer Gantry (vocals, guitar), Kirby Gregory (guitar), Paul Martinez (bass), John Wilkinson (keyboards) and Craig Collinge (drums). Gantry and Gregory went on to become members of Stretch, Gantry would later join the Alan Parsons Project and Martinez would eventually become a bassist for Robert Plant's solo efforts.


After Warner Bros. made a record deal with them, the quartet released Heroes Are Hard To Find in September 1974. For the first time in its history, the band only had one guitarist. On the road, they added a second keyboardist. The first was Bobby Hunt, who had been in the band Head West with Bob Welch back in 1970. The second was Doug Graves, who was an engineer on Heroes Are Hard To Find. Neither lasted too long. Heroes Are Hard to Find is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ...


This tour proved to be the last one for Bob Welch. The constant touring had taken its toll on Welch. He felt that he had hit the end of his creative road with the band. While his tenure wasn't a commercial success, Bob Welch provided musical and professional direction to the group, helped the band through three major crises, and left it in a situation where it had a record contract, a direct line to the record company, connections to industry insiders, no pressure from the record company, and a management situation that would help foster creativity. Thus, many feel that Bob Welch had laid the foundations for Fleetwood Mac's future. Moreover, this last tour enabled the Heroes album to reach a higher position on the American charts than any of the band's previous records.


Mainstream Success (1975-1987)

After Welch announced that he was leaving the band, Fleetwood began searching for a possible replacement. While Fleetwood was scouting Van Nuys, California, the house engineer for California's Sound City Studios, Keith Olsen, played him a track titled "Frozen Love" (from Buckingham Nicks, Polydor PD 5058, September 1973), which he had mixed there for an American band, Buckingham Nicks. Fleetwood liked it, and was introduced to the guitarist from the band, Lindsey Buckingham, who coincidentally was at Sound City that day recording some demos. Fleetwood soon asked him to join. Buckingham agreed, on the condition that his musical partner and girlfriend, Stephanie "Stevie" Nicks, also become part of the band; Fleetwood agreed to this. Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Buckingham Nicks was a 10-track LP by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. ... Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ...


In 1975, the new line-up released the self-titled Fleetwood Mac, which has since informally occasionally become known as the "White Album" due to its cover (this is not to be confused with The Beatles' White Album). The album proved to be a breakthrough for the band and became a huge hit (reaching #1 in the US). Among the hit singles from this album were Christine McVie's "Over My Head" and "Say You Love Me", and Stevie Nicks' "Rhiannon" and "Landslide" (actually a hit twenty years later on "The Dance" album) (sample ). Fleetwood Mac (sometimes referred to as The White Album) was released by the band Fleetwood Mac in 1975. ... The White Album redirects here. ... Over My Head is the name of a song by the several artists: Over My Head (Cable Car) by The Fray. ... Rhiannon is a popular single released by Fleetwood Mac in 1975. ... Landslide is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... Image File history File links Landslide_by_Fleetwood_Mac. ...


But in 1976, with the success of the band also came the end of John and Christine McVie's marriage, as well as Buckingham's and Nicks' longtime romantic relationship. Even Fleetwood was in the midst of divorce proceedings from his wife Jenny. Pressure was put on Fleetwood Mac to release a successful follow-up album, which, when combined with its new-found wealth, led to creative and personal tensions, fueled by large amounts of drug and alcohol consumption.


The album the band members released in 1977 was Rumours, in which the band members laid bare the emotional turmoil experienced at that time. Produced largely by Buckingham, it became the best-selling album of the year, spending over six months at the top of the U.S. chart, and was the recipient of the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year for 1977. Hit singles included Buckingham's "Go Your Own Way", Nicks's "Dreams" (sample ), and Christine McVie's "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun". Buckingham's "Second Hand News," Nicks's "Gold Dust Woman" and "The Chain" (the only song written by all five bandmates) also received a lot of radio airplay. By 2003, Rumours had sold over 19 million copies in the U.S. alone (certified as a diamond album by the RIAA), and a total of 30 million copies worldwide making it one of the biggest selling albums of all time. Rumours is a rock and roll album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Go Your Own Way is a song written by Lindsey Buckingham and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... Dreams by Fleetwood Mac was one of the biggest hits of the 1970s. ... Image File history File links Dreams_by_Fleetwood_Mac. ... Dont Stop is also the name of a song by ATB (see here) and the name of Jolin Tsais album. ... You Make Loving Fun was the first song ever officially released by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Gold Dust Woman is a song from the best-selling Fleetwood Mac album Rumours. ... The Chain is a song from Fleetwood Macs best-selling album Rumours. ... A music album is certified a diamond album by the RIAA when 10 million copies are shipped in the United States. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Buckingham was able to convince Fleetwood to allow his work on their next album to be more experimental and to work on tracks at home, then bring them to the band in the studio. His expanded creative role for the next album was influenced by an appreciation for new wave music. New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ...


The result of this was the quirky double album, Tusk, released in 1979. It spawned three hit singles; Lindsey Buckingham's "Tusk" (U.S. #8), which featured the USC marching band; Christine McVie's "Think About Me" (U.S. #20); and Stevie Nicks' seven minute opus "Sara" (U.S. #7). The latter was cut to 4½ minutes for both the hit single and the first CD-release of the album, but the unedited version has since been restored on the 1988 "Greatest Hits" compilation and the 2004 reissue of "Tusk". Somewhat surprisingly, original guitarist Green also took part in the sessions, but his playing for the Christine McVie track "Brown Eyes" is not credited on the album. Tusk was a double album released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) by Fleetwood Mac. ... The Spirit of Troy drumline at Navy Pier in Chicago October 14, 2005 The Spirit of Troy giving a traditional post-game concert, this time celebrating the defeat of the University of Arkansas in Razorback Stadium The Spirit of Troy take the field at Stanford Stadium The Spirit of Troy...


Tusk remains one of Fleetwood Mac's most ambitious albums to date, although only selling four million copies worldwide. This, in comparison to the huge sales of Rumours, inclined the label to deem the project a failure, laying the blame squarely with Buckingham himself. Fleetwood, however, blames the album's relative failure on account of a major U.S. radio station playing all 20 tracks in their entirety prior to release thus allowing for home taping. Additionally, Tusk was a double album, which increased its retail price tag in stores compared to that of a single album. Rumours was a rock and roll concept album, released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977 (see 1977 in music). ...


The band embarked on a huge 18-month tour to support and promote Tusk. They traveled extensively across the world, including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In Germany they shared the bill with reggae superstar Bob Marley. It was on this world tour that the band recorded music for the Fleetwood Mac Live album, which was released at the end of 1980. This article is about the reggae musician. ... Fleetwood Mac: Live is a double live album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1980. ...


The next album, 1982's Mirage, following 1981 solo turns by Nicks (Bella Donna) and Buckingham (Law and Order), was a return to the more conventional. Buckingham had been chided by critics, fellow bandmembers and music business managers for the limited commercial success enjoyed by Tusk. Recorded at a chateau in France, Mirage was an attempt to recapture the huge success of Rumours. Its hits included; Christine McVie's "Hold Me" and "Love In Store" (each song being co-written by Robbie Patton and Jim Recor respectively), Stevie Nicks' "Gypsy", and Lindsey Buckingham's "Oh Diane", which made the Top 10 in the UK. A minor hit was also scored by Buckingham's "Eyes Of The World". Mirage is an 1982 album by Fleetwood Mac. ... Bella Donna is the debut solo album by American singer/songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. ... Law and Order is an album by Lindsey Buckingham that was released in 1981. ...


Unlike the Tusk Tour, the band only embarked on a short tour of 18 American cities, the Los Angeles show being recorded and released on video. It also headlined the first US Festival for which the band was paid $500,000. Mirage was Certified double platinum in the U.S.


Following Mirage, the band went on hiatus, which allowed members to pursue solo careers. Stevie Nicks released two more solo albums (1983's The Wild Heart and 1985's Rock A Little), Lindsey Buckingham issued Go Insane in 1984, the same year that Christine McVie made a self-titled album (yielding the Top 10 hit "Got A Hold On Me" and the Top 40 hit "Love Will Show Us How"). All three met with success but it was Nicks who became the most popular. However, also during this period, Mick Fleetwood had filed for bankruptcy, Nicks was admitted to the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction problems, and John McVie had suffered an addiction-related seizure - all attributed to the lifestyle of excess afforded to them by their worldwide success. It was rumoured that Fleetwood Mac had finally broken up, however Buckingham commented that he was unhappy to allow Mirage to remain as the band's last effort. Stevie Nicks released this album in 1983, shortly after Fleetwood Macs successful album Mirage and as a follow-up solo album to her critically-acclaimed Bella Donna. ... Rock A Little is the third solo album by American singer/songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. ... Go Insane is Lindsey Buckinghams 2nd Solo Album that was released in 1984. ... The Betty Ford Center was co-founded by former United States First Lady Betty Ford and her friend, Ambassador Leonard Firestone, in 1982. ...


The Rumours line-up of Fleetwood Mac recorded one more album for the time being, Tango In The Night, in 1987. Initially, like various other Fleetwood Mac albums, the material started off as a Buckingham solo album before becoming a group project. The album went on to become their best-selling release since Rumours, especially in the UK where it hit no. 1 three times over the following year. The album sold three million copies in the USA and contained four hits; Christine McVie's "Little Lies" and "Everywhere" (the former being co-written with McVie's new husband Eddy Quintela), Sandy Stewart and Stevie Nicks' "Seven Wonders", and Lindsey Buckingham's "Big Love". "Family Man" and "Isn't It Midnight" were also released as singles, with lesser success. The band intended to tour as usual to support the album but Buckingham refused. According to Fleetwood, Buckingham withdrew from Fleetwood Mac following a heated, angry exchange in August 1987. Nicks and Christine McVie have also confirmed the infamous incident taking place during various interviews, including when the band were interviewed for the British music programme Rock Steady screened in March 1990. McVie herself described the incident, which took place in her house, as "ugly", Buckingham allegedly saying to those present, of Stevie Nicks, "get that schizophrenic bitch out of this house". However, years later on a 2001 VH-1 Behind The Music documentary on Lindsey Buckingham, both Fleetwood and Buckingham played down the incident. Tango in the Night is an album by American band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Rumours is a rock and roll album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977. ...


Broken Chain (1987-1997)

Following Buckingham's departure, Fleetwood Mac added two new guitarists to the band, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito. Billy was mainly added for his singing and songwriting skills and Rick for his lead guitar abilities. William Beau Billy Burnette III (born May 8, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1995. ... Rick Vito is a guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ...


Burnette is the son of Dorsey Burnette and nephew of Johnny Burnette, both of The Rock and Roll Trio. He had already worked with Mick Fleetwood in Zoo, with Christine McVie as part of her solo band, did some session work with Stevie Nicks and even backed up Lindsey Buckingham on Saturday Night Live. Furthermore, Fleetwood and Christine McVie played on his Try Me album in 1985. Vito, a Peter Green admirer, played with many artists from Bonnie Raitt to John Mayall, and even worked with John McVie on two Mayall albums. Dorsey Burnette was an early Rockabilly singer from Memphis, Tennessee and with his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison was one of the founder members of The Rock and Roll Trio. ... John Joseph Johnny Burnette (March 25, 1934–August 14, 1964) was a Rockabilly pioneer. ... The Rock and Roll Trio was the name of a rockabilly group, which was formed in Memphis Tennessee during the 1950’s. ... SNL redirects here. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ...


The 1987-88 "Shake The Cage" tour was the first outing for this line-up, and was successful enough to warrant the release of a concert video (simply titled "Tango In The Night"), filmed at San Francisco's Cow Palace arena in December 1987. The Cow Palace (originally known as the California State Livestock Pavilion) is an indoor arena in Daly City, California, situated on the border of Daly City and neighboring San Francisco. ...


Capitalising on the success of Tango in the Night, the band continued with a "Greatest Hits" album in 1988. It featured singles from the 1975-88 era, and included two new compositions: "No Questions Asked" written by Nicks, and "As Long As You Follow" written by McVie and Quintela, which was released as a single in 1988 but only made #43 in the US and #66 in the UK. It did, however, reached #1 on the US Adult Contemporary charts. The "Greatest Hits" album, which peaked at #3 in the UK and #14 in the US (though has since sold over 8 million copies there), was dedicated to Buckingham by the band, with whom they had now reconciled.


Following the Greatest Hits collection, Fleetwood Mac recorded Behind The Mask. With this album, the band veered away from the stylised sound that Buckingham had evolved during his tenure in the band (also evident in his solo works), and ended up with a more adult contemporary style from producer Greg Ladanyi. However, the album yielded only one Top 40 hit, McVie's "Save Me". Behind The Mask only achieved gold album status in the US, peaking at #18 on the Billboard album chart, though it entered the UK album chart at #1. It received mixed reviews, and was seen by some music critics as a low point for the band in the absence of Lindsey Buckingham (who had actually made a guest appearance by playing on the title track). However, Rolling Stone magazine said that Vito and Burnette were "the best thing to ever happen to Fleetwood Mac" and the British "Q" Magazine also praised the album in their review. The subsequent "Behind The Mask" tour saw the band play sold out shows at London's Wembley Stadium, and on the final show in Los Angeles, the band were joined onstage by Buckingham. The two women of the band, McVie and Nicks, had decided that the tour would be their last (McVie's father died during the tour) though both stated that they would still record with the band. However, in 1991, both Nicks and Rick Vito announced they were leaving Fleetwood Mac altogether. Behind the Mask is an album by American rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1990. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Greg Ladanyi co-produced the Behind the Mask album with Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


In 1992, Fleetwood himself arranged a 4-disc box set spanning highlights from the band's 25 year history, titled "25 Years - The Chain" (an edited 2-disc set was also available). A notable inclusion in the box set was "Silver Springs", a Stevie Nicks composition that was recorded during the "Rumours" sessions but was omitted from the album and used as the B-side of "Go Your Own Way" instead. Nicks had requested use of the track for her 1991 "Best Of" compilation "TimeSpace", but Fleetwood had apparently refused her request as he had planned to include it in this collection as something of a rarity. The disagreement between Nicks and Fleetwood garnered press coverage, and is believed to be the main catalyst for Nicks leaving the band in 1991. The box set, however, also included a brand new Stevie Nicks/Rick Vito composition, "Paper Doll", which was released in the US as a single. As both members had left the band by this point, the track was presumably a leftover from the Behind The Mask sessions. There was also a new Christine McVie composition, "Love Shines", which was released as a single in the UK and certain other territories. Fleetwood also released a deluxe hardcover companion book to coincide with the release of the box set, titled "My 25 Years In Fleetwood Mac". The volume featured many rare photographs and notes (written by Fleetwood himself) detailing the band's 25 year history. Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Go Your Own Way is a song written by Lindsey Buckingham and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... Behind the Mask is an album by American rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1990. ...


Some months after this, the Buckingham/Nicks/McVie/McVie/Fleetwood lineup reunited at the request of U.S. President Bill Clinton for his first Inaugural Ball in 1993. Clinton had made Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" his campaign theme song. His subsequent request to perform it at the Inauguration Ball was met with enthusiasm by the band, however this lineup had no intention to reunite again. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Dont Stop is also the name of a song by ATB (see here) and the name of Jolin Tsais album. ...


Inspired by the new interest in the band, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie recorded another album as Fleetwood Mac, with Billy Burnette taking on lead guitar duties. However, just as they made the decision to continue, Billy Burnette announced in March 1993, that he was leaving the band to pursue a country album and an acting career. Bekka Bramlett, who had worked a year earlier with Mick Fleetwood's Zoo, was recruited. Traffic/solo singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Mason, who had worked with Bekka's parents Delaney & Bonnie twenty five years earlier, was subsequently added. By March 1994, Billy Burnette, himself a good friend and co-songwriter with Delaney Bramlett, returned with Fleetwood's blessing. Bekka Bramlett, 1995 Rebekka Ruth Lazone Bekka Bramlett (born April 19, 1968) is a singer from the United States who was briefly part of the band Fleetwood Mac in the mid 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Delaney, Bonnie & Friends was a group started by Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, which featured artists such as Eric Clapton, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon. ...


The band, minus Christine McVie, toured in 1994, opening for Crosby, Stills, & Nash, and in 1995 as part of a package with REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar. The tour saw the band perform classic Fleetwood Mac songs from the initial 1967-1974 era. In 1995, at a concert in Tokyo, the band was greeted by former member Jeremy Spencer, who performed a few songs with them. Crosby, Stills & Nash (at times known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands: Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s and peaked in the early 1980s. ... Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on 10 January 1953) is an influential, four-time Grammy Award-winning US rock singer who has recorded several million- and multimillion-selling albums and singles. ... Jeremy Spencer (born 4 July 1948, in Hartlepool, County Durham, England), is a musician, best known as one of Fleetwood Macs first guitarists, joining the band in July 1967. ...


On October 10, 1995, Fleetwood Mac released the unsuccessful Time album. Although hitting the UK Top 60 for one week the album failed completely in the US. Shortly after the album's release, Christine McVie informed the band that the album was her last. Bramlett and Burnette subsequently formed a country music duo. Time is an album by British/American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


Re-Connected Chain (1997-present)

The second reunion in the 1990s also came as a surprise to critics. Just weeks after disbanding Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood announced that he was working with Lindsey Buckingham again. John McVie was soon added to the sessions, and later Christine McVie. Stevie Nicks also enlisted Lindsey Buckingham to produce a song for a soundtrack.


In May 1996, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, and Stevie Nicks made an appearance at a private party in Louisville, Kentucky prior to the Kentucky Derby (with Steve Winwood filling in for Lindsey Buckingham). A week later, the Twister film soundtrack was released, which featured the Stevie Nicks-Lindsey Buckingham duet, "Twisted", with Mick Fleetwood on drums. This eventually led to a full Rumours line-up reunion in the form of a live concert recorded on a Warner Bros. Burbank, California soundstage May 22, which resulted in the 1997 live album The Dance, returning Fleetwood Mac to the top of the US album charts for the first time in 15 years. The album returned Fleetwood Mac to their superstar commercial status that they had not enjoyed since their Tango In The Night album. The album was certified a 5 million seller by the RIAA. A successful arena tour followed the MTV premiere of The Dance, which kept the reunited Mac on the road throughout much of 1997, the 20th anniversary of their Rumours album. However, this would be the final foray of the classic 1970s lineup with Christine McVie. Louisville redirects here. ... The Hannah Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “WB” redirects here. ... For the community in Santa Clara County, California, see Burbank, Santa Clara County, California. ... The Dance is a live performance by the band Fleetwood Mac, released on CD and VHS in 1997, later on DVD (see 1997 in music). ... Tango in the Night is an album by the British-American band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... The RIAA Logo. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


In 1998, Fleetwood Mac (Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan) was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed at the Grammy Awards program that year. They were also the recipients of the "Outstanding Contribution to Music" award at the Brits (British Phonographic Industry Awards) the same year. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Brits is a large town and district situated in a fertile, citrus-producing area that is irrigated by the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province of South Africa. ...


In 1998, Christine McVie left the band and returned to the UK to retire from touring (though not from the music business entirely as she created a new album, In The Meantime, in 2004). This left Buckingham and Nicks to sing the vocals for the band's 2003 album, Say You Will. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart (#6 in the UK) and yielded chart hits with "Peacekeeper" and the title track, and a successful world arena tour lasted through 2004. In interviews given in November 2006 to support his solo album Under the Skin, Buckingham stated that plans for the band to reunite once more for a 2008 tour were still in the cards. Recording plans have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. However, in a September 2007 interview Stevie Nicks gave to the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, she noted that she is unwilling to carry on with the band unless Christine McVie returns.[1] However in a recent interview, Mick Fleetwood said "...be very happy and hopeful that we will be working again. I can tell you everyone's going to be extremely excited about what's happening with Fleetwood Mac".[2] Say You Will is an album by British/American band Fleetwood Mac, released April 15, 2003. ... The Say You Will Tour was a concert tour by the rock band Fleetwood Mac in support of their 2003 album Say You Will. ... Under the Skin is Lindsey Buckinghams fourth solo album, released on October 3, 2006. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ...


On March 14, 2008, the Associated Press reported that Sheryl Crow has said that she will be working with Fleetwood Mac in 2009. She and Stevie have collaborated a great deal in the past and she has stated that Stevie has been a great teacher and inspiration for her. It is undeterminable at this time if the collaboration between Crow and Fleetwood Mac will produce a new album and a tour.[3] Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ...


Trivia

  • The Blue Horizon period has been fully reissued/remastered on CD, yet the "Then Play On" through "Heroes Are Hard to Find" period has not.
  • Oh Well, one of their biggest singles from the Peter Green era was recorded as a continuous piece, but was issued on both sides of a single. The end of Part 1 is the same as the beginning of Part 2, and it has never been properly issued as a continuous piece and has never been issued in stereo.
  • Every single former Fleetwood Mac member is still alive.

In popular culture

The influence of the Rumours album in popular culture is evident:

  • The Chain was used by the BBC for their Grand Prix Programme title sequence since the programme's inception in 1978 until ITV won the F1 rights for 1997;
  • The song "Don't Stop" was used as a campaign theme-song by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • The song "Don't Stop" was used in the movie Accepted during the graduation party, playing softly in the background.
  • The song "Go Your Own Way" was used in the movie Forrest Gump during Gump's around-the-country run.
  • In the pilot of HBO's Flight of the Conchords, while in the electronics shop, they describe a developing love triangle. Murray, the band manager, then states its not good for the band for such a thing to happen, comparing it to the "Fleetwood Mac Situation", though he describes it as a love square. He goes on to say they made some of their best music during this time, Bret simply says "Rumours," referring to the famous album. Murray then responds "No, it's all true," mistaking Bret's remark.
  • Kid Rock sampled the chorus to "Second Hand News" for his song "Wasting Time" on his 1998 release Devil Without A Cause.
  • Underground rapper Sunspot Jonz from Living Legends and Myka9 use the intro to "Dreams" in their song "She"

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio, best known for their high pace rapping style and harmonizing vocals. ... Strength & Loyalty, originally titled The Bone Thugs Story, is an album by Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Accepted is a 2006 comedy motion picture about a group of high school seniors who, after being rejected from all colleges to which they had applied, create their own college. ... For the main character of the same name, see Forrest Gump (character) Forrest Gump is a 1994 drama film based on a 1986 novel by Winston Groom and the name of the title character of both. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... For the HBO series based on the band, see Flight of the Conchords (TV series). ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan), better known as Kid Rock, is an American musician. ...

Discography

The discography for the blues/rock band Fleetwood Mac. ...

Personnel

Fleetwood Mac personnel
(1967)

(After McVie refused to join the band, they decided to go on with Brunning, with the understanding if McVie changed his mind, Brunning was out.) Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Jeremy Spencer (born 4 July 1948, in Hartlepool, County Durham, England), is a musician, best known as one of Fleetwood Macs first guitarists, joining the band in July 1967. ... Robert Bob Brunning (born June 29, 1943 in Bournemouth, Dorset) is a British musician best known for his role as temporary bass guitar player with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ...

(1967-68)
  • Peter Green - vocals, guitar
  • Jeremy Spencer - vocals, guitar
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1968-70)
  • Danny Kirwan - guitar, vocals
  • Peter Green - vocals, guitar
  • Jeremy Spencer - vocals, guitar
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1970)
  • Danny Kirwan - guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Spencer - vocals, guitar
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1970-71)
  • Danny Kirwan - guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Spencer - vocals, guitar
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums

(Peter Green filled-in on guitars for the remainder of the tour after Spencer abruptly quit the band.)
John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Daniel David Danny Kirwan (born May 13, 1950 in Brixton, South London) is a British musician best known for his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972. ... Christine Perfect redirects here. ... An electronic keyboard. ...

(1971-72)
  • Bob Welch - vocals, guitar
  • Danny Kirwan - guitar, vocals
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1972-73)
  • Dave Walker - vocals
  • Bob Weston - guitar
  • Bob Welch - vocals, guitar
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1973-74)
  • Bob Weston - guitar
  • Bob Welch - vocals, guitar
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1974)
  • Bob Welch - vocals, guitar
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1975-87)
(1987-92)
  • Rick Vito - guitar, vocals
  • Billy Burnette - guitar, vocals
  • Stevie Nicks - vocals
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
(1993-96)
  • Bekka Bramlett - vocals
  • Dave Mason - guitar, vocals
  • Billy Burnette - guitar, vocals
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums, percussion
(1997-98)
  • Stevie Nicks - vocals
  • Lindsey Buckingham - guitar, vocals
  • Christine McVie - keyboard, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums, percussion
(1998-present)
  • Stevie Nicks - vocals
  • Lindsey Buckingham - guitar, vocals
  • John McVie - bass
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums, percussion

Bob Welch (born July 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former member of Fleetwood Mac, who had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. ... http://www. ... Bob Weston (born 1947) is an English musician from London, best known for his brief role as guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Rick Vito is a guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... William Beau Billy Burnette III (born May 8, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1995. ... Bekka Bramlett, 1995 Rebekka Ruth Lazone Bekka Bramlett (born April 19, 1968) is a singer from the United States who was briefly part of the band Fleetwood Mac in the mid 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also

  • Best selling music artists
  • List of bands from England
  • Silver, Murray "When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama," (Bonaventure Books, Savannah, 2005) in which the author recounts his days as a concert promoter in Atlanta, GA., and having brought Fleetwood Mac to town for the very first time in December 1969.

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... This is a list of notable artists/bands from the country England. ...

References

  1. ^ Stevie Nicks: a survivor's story - Telegraph
  2. ^ The Fleetwood Mac Legacy
  3. ^ Sheryl Crow to sing with Fleetwood Mac The Associated Press. March 17, 2008, CNN
  • ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
  • The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (Simon & Schuster, 2001)

External links

  • The Official Fleetwood Mac
  • RBMA Radio On Demand - Sound Obsession - Volume 4 - Fleetwood Mac Special - Kirk Degiorgio (The Beauty Room, As One)
John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Mick Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is an English musician best known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 50 hits. ... Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... Christine Perfect redirects here. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... Jeremy Spencer (born 4 July 1948, in Hartlepool, County Durham, England), is a musician, best known as one of Fleetwood Macs first guitarists, joining the band in July 1967. ... Robert Bob Brunning (born June 29, 1943 in Bournemouth, Dorset) is a British musician best known for his role as temporary bass guitar player with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... Daniel David Danny Kirwan (born May 13, 1950 in Brixton, South London) is a British musician best known for his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972. ... Bob Welch (born July 31, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is a former member of Fleetwood Mac, who had a briefly successful solo career in the late 1970s. ... Bob Weston (born 1947) is an English musician from London, best known for his brief role as guitarist and songwriter with the rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... http://www. ... William Beau Billy Burnette III (born May 8, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1995. ... Rick Vito is a guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bekka Bramlett, 1995 Rebekka Ruth Lazone Bekka Bramlett (born April 19, 1968) is a singer from the United States who was briefly part of the band Fleetwood Mac in the mid 1990s. ... Fleetwood Mac is the self-titled debut album by Fleetwood Mac, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Mr. ... English Rose could be considered the third album by Fleetwood Mac, released in January 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Then Play On is the fourth album by blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, first released in September 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Fleetwood Mac In Chicago/Blues Jam In Chicago vols 1 & 2 was the result of a recording session in early 1969, at Chess Records in Chicago (home to Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, et al) with Fleetwood Mac, a British (electric) blues band, and some of their Chicago blues mentors. ... Kiln House is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Future Games is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Bare Trees is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Penguin is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Mystery To Me is an album by British/American blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Heroes Are Hard to Find is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Fleetwood Mac (sometimes referred to as The White Album) was released by the band Fleetwood Mac in 1975. ... Rumours is a rock and roll album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977. ... Tusk was a double album released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) by Fleetwood Mac. ... Mirage is an 1982 album by Fleetwood Mac. ... Tango in the Night is an album by the British-American band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Behind the Mask is an album by American rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1990. ... Time is an album by British/American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Say You Will is an album by British/American band Fleetwood Mac, released April 15, 2003. ... Black Magic Woman is a song written by Peter Green that first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968, subsequently appearing on the 1969 Fleetwood Mac compilation albums English Rose (US) and The Pious Bird Of Good Omen (UK). ... Albatross is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in 1969. ... The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) is a song written by Peter Green and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. ... Rhiannon is a popular single released by Fleetwood Mac in 1975. ... Landslide is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... Go Your Own Way is a song written by Lindsey Buckingham and performed by Fleetwood Mac. ... Dreams by Fleetwood Mac was one of the biggest hits of the 1970s. ... Dont Stop is also the name of a song by ATB (see here) and the name of Jolin Tsais album. ... The Chain is a song from Fleetwood Macs best-selling album Rumours. ... You Make Loving Fun was the first song ever officially released by singer Cyndi Lauper. ... Gold Dust Woman is a song from the best-selling Fleetwood Mac album Rumours. ... Tusk was a song by Fleetwood Mac from the 1979 double LP of the same name. ... Angel is a song written and performed by Stevie Nicks on the Fleetwood Mac album Tusk. ... Gypsy is a song by the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Big Love is a song by Fleetwood Mac, that appeared on their 1987 album Tango in the Night. ... The Pious Bird of Good Omen is a compilation album by Fleetwood Mac, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Black Magic Woman is a compilation album by blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... Black Magic Woman, or The Original Fleetwood Mac as it was known in the United Kingdom, is a 1971 compilation album by blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits may refer to: Peter Greens Fleetwood Macs Greatest Hits, a 1970 release Greatest Hits (1971 Fleetwood Mac album), which covers the early Peter Green era blues-based Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits (1988 Fleetwood Mac album), which covers the era of the bands commercial... Greatest Hits is a 1988 album by British-American band Fleetwood Mac. ... 25 Years - The Chain is a compilation album by British-American band Fleetwood Mac. ... The Vaudeville Years of Fleetwood Mac: 1968-1970 is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1998. ... The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967-1969 is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1999. ... Show-Biz Blues: Fleetwood Mac 1968-1970 is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 2001. ... The Best Of Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac is a compilation featuring tracks from Fleetwood Macs Peter Green years. ... The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac is an enhanced compilation album released by rock band Fleetwood Mac in 2002 to promote their (future) album Say You Will. ... Fleetwood Mac: Live is a double live album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1980. ... Live At The BBC is a 2CD album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, recorded at various BBC radio sessions between 1967 and 1971. ... The Dance is a live performance by the band Fleetwood Mac, released on CD and VHS in 1997, later on DVD (see 1997 in music). ... For Fleetwood Macs 2004 live album of the same name, see Live in Boston (2004). ... Live In Boston is a live performance by the band Fleetwood Mac, released June 15, 2004. ... The discography for the blues/rock band Fleetwood Mac. ... The Say You Will Tour was a concert tour by the rock band Fleetwood Mac in support of their 2003 album Say You Will. ... Clifford Davis is a British musician and record producer chiefly known for his time as manager of successful blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, from 1967 to 1974. ...

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In 1969, Fleetwood Mac recorded at Chess studios with American blues musicians, including Willie Dixon and Otis Span; it was released as the two-volume Blues Jam in the U.K. and as Fleetwood Mac in Chicago in the U.S. By decade’s end, however, Fleetwood Mac had begun moving from traditional blues to a more progressive approach.
Fleetwood Mac released two studio albums in the Eighties-Mirage (1982) and Tango in the Night (1987)-but its front-line members were increasingly drawn to their solo careers.
July 11, 1975: ‘Fleetwood Mac’, the album that begins a new chapter with the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, is released.
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