Like many British bands in the ’60s, Fleetwood Mac started as a blues group that paid tribute to the American bluesmen they loved. Fronted by drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, the band went through several lineup changes over the years before two Los Angeles singer-songwriters, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, joined in 1975 and made Fleetwood Mac one of the biggest bands on the planet. For the next dozen years, they dominated the charts with their blend of classic rock and SoCal pop. Their 1977 blockbuster ‘Rumours’ remains one of the best and bestselling albums ever made, a breakup record informed by real-life tension among the band’s five members (singer-songwriter Christine McVie rounded out the group). Buckingham and Nicks’ solo careers eventually led to the split of the classic lineup, although they’ve occasionally reunited over the years for tours and records.
Top 10 Pre-Lindsey Buckingham-Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac Songs
The band released nine albums and a series of singles before the Americans joined and turned things around in 1975.
Dolly Parton's Stevie Nicks Duet Was Originally for Fleetwood Mac
The song "What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You" is featured on Parton's upcoming album.
Stevie Nicks Sees 'No Reason' to Continue Fleetwood Mac
Without late bandmate Christine McVie, singer says, "We really can’t go any further with this."
The Fleetwood Mac Song that Inspired 'Daisy Jones and the Six'
The band's 1997 performance of "Silver Springs" is circulating on social media.
What Stevie Nicks Really Thought of Her '90s Replacement
Bekka Bramlett was tasked with filling in for 1994 tour.
45 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac and Eagles Shine at 1978 Grammys
Award show also made history as the only time a tie for Song of the Year occurred.