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.
How Fleetwood Mac Scored Their Last Top 10 Hit With 'Little Lies'
Christine McVie wrote bittersweet song with her new husband.
Christine McVie 'Enjoyed the Storm' of Fleetwood Mac's '70s
"We actually did spend a lot of our time laughing," she recalls.
Longtime Fleetwood Mac Keyboardist Brett Tuggle Dies
Lifelong sideman also played with Rick Springfield, David Lee Roth and many more.
Christine McVie on Fleetwood Mac's Future: 'Impossible to Say'
"We might get back together," says singer and keyboardist. "But I just couldn’t say for sure.”
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie Preps Solo Compilation 'Songbird'
Ten-track package features two previously unreleased songs and orchestral version of titular 'Rumours' track.
35 Years Ago: Lindsey Buckingham's 'Big Love' Spurs Fleetwood Mac
Singer and guitarist was working on a solo album when he changed course.
How Stevie Nicks' Three-Chord 'Dreams' Turned Into a No. 1 Hit
One of Fleetwood Mac's most beloved hits didn't impress everyone at first.
Mick Fleetwood Realizes Fleetwood Mac Is His 'Song'
Drummer admits he often didn’t feel like he was contributing enough to the band.