Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. The only member present in the band from the very beginning is its namesake drummer, Mick Fleetwood.


Despite band founder Peter Green naming the group by combining his two former band-mates' surnames (Fleetwood, McVie) (from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers—it was actually the title Green had given to a demo recording they had recorded while in Mayall's band), bassist John McVie did not play on their first single nor at their first concerts.

Second Line up Keyboardist Christine McVie has, to date, appeared on all but two albums, either as a member or as a session musician. Christine also supplied the artwork for the album Kiln House.

The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green, (my favorite time) and from 1975 to 1987, with more pop-orientation, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. 

Nothing against the more successful lineup featuring Nicks and Buckingham but the original Fleetwood Mac was an entirely different band. Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, and John and Christine McVie's created a classic sound that is unforgettable. More about Fleetwood Mac's history HERE


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Marvin Alexander said...

"Fleetwood Mac's 1973 album, "Mystery to Me" is still one of my all time favorites."

pogo rey said...

"The original Fleetwood Mac,the best. The Blues"

John Trautman said...

"Peter Green and Danny Kirwan. Fantastic."

Jeff Swope said...

"Very nice."

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