Fleetwood Mac

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Intro

Classic and legendary band that could easily fit into so many genres;-
starting life as a Rhythm and Blues act, moving on to becoming more of a Rock band.

Most people will recognise the end of this tune.

Info

They are a part British and part American Rock band, that kicked off in 1967.

From the band’s inception in 1967, right through to the end of 1974, none of the Fleetwood Mac line ups lasted longer than two years, but all featured core members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

The times they had their greatest success was during the late 60s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist/singer-songwriter Peter Green, then from 1975 to 1987, when they went with a more Pop edged sound, involving musicians; Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks.

Between '71 and '74, the line-up included Bob Welch, and there was moderate success.

During the 90s, there was more personnel changes before the return of Nicks and Buckingham in 1997.

More recently, the departure of Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac in 1998 shifted around the group’s plans for many years. McVie returned to the fold in 2014 and a coming tour featuring the reunited line-up was planned.

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. She also supplied the artwork for the album ‘Kiln House’.

Albums List

1) Fleetwood Mac (1968)

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2) Mr. Wonderful (1968)

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3) Then Play On (1969)

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4) Kiln House (1970)

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5) Future Games (1971)

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6) Bare Trees (1972)

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7) Penguin (1973)

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8) Mystery to Me (1973)

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9) Heroes Are Hard to Find (1974)

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10) Fleetwood Mac (1975)

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11) Rumours (1977)

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12) Tusk (1979)

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13) Mirage (1982)

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14) Tango in the Night (1987)

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15) Behind the Mask (1990)

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16) Time (1995)

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17) Say You Will (2003)

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Members Name Check

  • Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion (1967–95, 1997–present)
  • John McVie – bass guitar (1967–95, 1997–present)
  • Christine McVie – keyboards, vocals, accordion (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–present)
  • Lindsey Buckingham – guitars, vocals, keyboards, percussion (1974–87, 1993, 1997–present)
  • Stevie Nicks – vocals, tambourine (1974–91, 1993, 1997–present)
  • Peter Green – guitars, vocals, harmonica (1967–70, 1971)
  • Jeremy Spencer – guitars, vocals, piano, percussion (1967–71)
  • Bob Brunning – bass guitar (1967; died 2011)
  • Danny Kirwan – guitars, vocals (1968–72)
  • Bob Welch – guitars, vocals (1971–74; died 2012)
  • Bob Weston – guitars, banjo, harmonica, vocals (1972–73; died 2012)
  • Dave Walker – vocals, harmonica (1972–73)
  • Billy Burnette – guitars, vocals (1987–93, 1994–95)
  • Rick Vito – guitars, vocals (1987–91)
  • Bekka Bramlett – vocals (1993–95)
  • Dave Mason – guitars, vocals (1993–95)

Touring Members Name Check

  • Sharon Celani – backing vocals (1987–91, 1997–present)
  • Lori Nicks – backing vocals (1987, 2009–present)
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (1997–present)
  • Neale Heywood – guitar, backing vocals (1997–present)
  • Steve Rinkovv – drums, percussion (2003–present)
  • Stevvi Alexander – backing vocals (2014–present
  • Nigel Watson – congas (1971)
  • Bobby Hunt – keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, vocals (1974)
  • Doug Graves – keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, vocals (1974)
  • Ray Lindsey – guitar (1979)
  • Tony Todaro – percussion (1979)
  • Jeffery Sova – keyboards (1979)
  • Isaac Asanté – percussion (1987–88)
  • Dan Garfield – keyboards (1987–90)
  • Eliscia Wright - backing vocals (1987–88)
  • Steve Thoma – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (1994–95)
  • Mindy Stein – backing vocals (1997–2003)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (1997)
  • Carlos Rios – guitar (2003–04)
  • Taku Hirano – percussion (2003–04)
  • Jana Anderson – backing vocals (2003–09)
  • Michael Dean – keyboards (2003)
  • Michael Bernard – keyboards, samples (2004)

External Links

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