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Encyclopedia > Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
Background information
Birth name Michael John Kells Fleetwood
Born June 24, 1947 (age 59)
Redruth, Cornwall, England
Genre(s) Rock and Roll
Pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Drums, Percussion
Years active 1966 - present
Label(s) Reprise
Associated
acts
Fleetwood Mac
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Website http://www.mickfleetwood.com

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. His name, combined with that of John McVie was the inspiration for the name of the originally Peter Green-led Fleetwood Mac. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Map sources for Redruth at grid reference SW700420 Redruth (Cornish: Rysrudh) is a town in the south-west of Cornwall, Britain. ... Cornwall (Cornish: ) is a county in South West England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Look up pop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Reprise is also the name of a record label, see Reprise Records In music a reprise is the repetition or return of the opening material later in a composition such as occurs in the recapitulation of sonata form, though it originally (18th century) was simply any repeated section, such as... Fleetwood Mac (formed in July 1967) are an influential and commercially successful English-American band, who have had a high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. ... John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all in Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later in The Rolling Stones), Don Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor (Canned... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Fleetwood Mac (formed in July 1967) are an influential and commercially successful English-American band, who have had a high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. ... John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ...

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Early life

He was born to Mike Fleetwood and Bridgit 'Biddy' Brereton two years after the end of World War Two. The early childhood years saw young Mick Fleetwood and his family follow his father, a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, initially to Egypt where the family stayed for about six years. Later his father was posted to Norway, permitting Mick Fleetwood to acquire fluency in the Norwegian language while attending school there. However according to his autobiography Fleetwood - My Life and Adventures with Fleetwood Mac academically Mick Fleetwood had an extremely difficult and trying time throughout his school years, many of which he spent at English boarding schools. He performed very poorly in exams which he himself attributed to his persistent inability to commit facts to memory. He dropped out of school aged only 15 and in 1963 moved to London to pursue his interest in starting up a career as a drummer. This article is becoming very long. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language. ... A boarding school is an educational institution where some or all pupils not only study, but also live, amongst their peers. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Musical career

Keyboard player Peter Bardens gave Fleetwood his first gig in Bardens' band The Cheynes, thus seeding the young drummer's musical career. It would take him from The Cheynes to stints in the Bo Street Runners, Peter Bs, Shotgun Express (with Rod Stewart), and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. After being dismissed from the Bluesbreakers for repeated inebriety during gigs Mick Fleetwood was asked a few months later by singer and guitar player Peter Green to join him along with bass player John McVie in his new band Fleetwood Mac. Peter Bardens (born June 19, 1944) was one of the founding members of the British progressive rock group Camel, playing keyboards. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish / English singer born and raised in London. ... John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all in Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later in The Rolling Stones), Don Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor (Canned... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... John Graham McVie (born November 26, 1945) is best known as the bass guitarist in the rock group Fleetwood Mac. ... Fleetwood Mac (formed in July 1967) are an influential and commercially successful English-American band, who have had a high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. ...


Since then more than fifty albums have been released under the name Fleetwood Mac - by far the most popular being the two mega-platinum sets the group put out in the late seventies - Fleetwood Mac and Rumours. 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. ...


Apart from his work with Fleetwood Mac Mick has led a number of side projects. 1981's The Visitor featured heavy African stylistics and a rerecording of "Rattlesnake Shake" with Peter Green. In 1983 he formed Mick Fleetwood's Zoo which recorded the album I'm Not Me featuring a minor hit with the Mac-ish "I Want You Back" and a cover version of the Beach Boys' 'Angel Come Home'. A later version of the group featured Bekka Bramlett on vocals and recorded 1991's Shaking the Cage. Fleetwood's most recent solo work to date is "Something Big", released in 2004. 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 also has a secondary career as a TV and film actor, usually in minor parts such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and as a resistance leader in The Running Man. Fleetwood also acted as co-host of the 1989 BRIT Awards with Samantha Fox, which contained numerous gaffes and flubbed lines. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Running Man (1982) is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, written under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... This article is about the English model and singer; for the American erotic actress, see Samantha Fox (porn star). ...


He is the author of Fleetwood - My Life and Adventures with Fleetwood Mac, his memoirs of his life, especially with Fleetwood Mac, published in 1990. Included in the book are his experiences with other musicians including Eric Clapton, members of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and a romance with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood also discusses his addiction to powdered cocaine and his personal bankruptcy after earning millions of dollars or pounds from his drumming career. Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively has produced over twenty Top 40 hits. ... Fleetwood Mac (formed in July 1967) are an influential and commercially successful English-American band, who have had a high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. ... Addiction is a chronic or recurrent condition proposed to be precipitated by one or more of the following: genetic, biological/pharmacological and social factors. ... Cocaine (see also: crack) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of a individuals or organizations to pay their... United States one-dollar bill Canadian one-dollar coin (Loonie) One New Taiwan dollar Australian one-dollar coin 500 old Zimbabwean dollars The dollar (often represented by the dollar sign: $) is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions. ... ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies Inflation 3. ...


His sister was the late actress Susan Fleetwood. Susan Fleetwood (born September 21, 1944 in St. ...


He is the only drummer in the semi-fictional (originally intended to be a spoof) band Spinal Tap to survive in the fictional story. spinal tap, see lumbar puncture. ...


Mick Fleetwood became a US citizen on 22 November 2006 in Los Angeles, CA.[citation needed] November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Discography

With Fleetwood Mac

Year Album US UK Additional information
1968 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac 198 4 -
1968 Mr. Wonderful - 10 Mick Featured on the cover art
1969 Then Play On 192 6 Mick wrote the instrumental "Fighting For Madge"
1970 Kiln House 69 39 Mick co-wrote "Station Man"
1971 Future Games 91 - -
1972 Bare Trees 70 - -
1973 Penguin 49 - -
1973 Mystery To Me 68 - -
1974 Heroes Are Hard to Find 34 - Mick Featured on the cover art
1975 Fleetwood Mac (The White Album) 1 23 -
1977 Rumours 1 1 Mick wrote the drum parts for the - "The Chain"
1979 Tusk 4 1 -
1980 Live 14 31 -
1982 Mirage 1 5 -
1987 Tango in the Night 7 1 -
1988 Greatest Hits 14 3 -
1990 Behind the Mask 18 1 -
1995 Time - 47 Mick wrote a spoken track called "These Strange Times"
1997 The Dance 1 15 -
2003 Say You Will 3 6 -

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Mr. ... Then Play On is the fourth album by blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... 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. ... Fleetwood Mac: Live is a double live album released by Fleetwood Mac in 1980. ... 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). ... 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). ... Say You Will is an album by UK / American band Fleetwood Mac, released April 15, 2003. ...

Solo Albums

Year Album US UK Additional information
1981 The Visitor 43 - Featured two Fleetwood Mac remakes - "Rattlesnake Shake" & "Walk A Thin Line"
1983 I'm Not Me - - Billed as "Mick Fleetwood's Zoo"
1992 Shakin' The Cage - - Billed as "The Zoo"
2004 Something Big - - Billed as "The Mick Fleetwood Band"

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Trivia

  • Mick has stated in interviews that "Then Play On" & "Tusk" are his favorite Fleetwood Mac albums.
  • Mick hosted the 1989 Brit awards with page three girl Sam Fox, which remains one of the most shambolic live shows in British TV history. Only in 2007, after 18 years, was the Brit awards again broadcast live to the British public and not pre-recorded.
  • Mick Fleetwood was diagnosed with diabetes in 1979. [1]

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Mick Fleetwood (1010 words)
Fleetwood was born on June 24, 1947 in Redruth, England to Mike and Brigid Fleetwood.
Fleetwood was educated in boarding schools, but seemed to have more of an interest in drumming than in schoolwork.
Mick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 12, 1998 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Mick Fleetwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood, born in Redruth, Cornwall, on June 24, 1942, is a British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood also discusses his addiction to powdered cocaine, and his personal bankruptcy after earning millions of dollars or pounds from his drumming career.
Mick Fleetwood article at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki.
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