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.
10 Facts About Fleetwood Mac's 1975 Self-Titled Album
This wasn't a debut album but with new members and a new musical direction, it could just as well have been.
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.
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Reissue Roundup: Spring Sets From Fleetwood Mac, the Who and More
New archival releases include expanded versions of beloved albums, box-set collections and rarities-stuffed deluxe editions.
See Lindsey Buckingham Play 'Go Your Own Way' on 'American Idol'
Ex Fleetwood Mac member shows up on season finale with former contestant Cassandra Coleman.
Hear Peter Green and David Gilmour on Revamped Fleetwood Mac Song
Newly issued "Need Your Love So Bad" features Green vocal from 1968 and a Gilmour guitar solo.
Watch David Gilmour Perform Fleetwood Mac's 'Albatross'
New video comes ahead of a full concert film celebrating Peter Green and the early music of the band.
Mick Fleetwood’s Tears Over Peter Green’s Loving Gesture
Drummer didn’t find out why guitarist hired him until a few years before his death.