Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Fleetwood Mac were founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. They lacked a permanent bass guitarist for the first few months before Green convinced John McVie to join, establishing the first stable line-up in time to record their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1969, and keyboardist Christine Perfect, who was used as a session musician starting with the second album, later married John McVie and joined the band in 1970. During this time period, the band was primarily a British blues outfit, scoring a UK number one with "Albatross"; and had lesser hits with the singles "Oh Well" and "Black Magic Woman". Personal problems led to original guitarists Green and Spencer leaving in short order, replaced by Bob Welch and Bob Weston. However, by 1974, Welch and Weston had both left, leaving the band without a primary male vocalist or lead guitarist.

In late 1974, while the band was scouting studios in Los Angeles, they were introduced to folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The band sought to add Buckingham as their new lead guitarist, who agreed under the condition that Nicks, his singing partner and girlfriend at the time, also would join the band. The addition of Buckingham and Nicks caused the band to take on a more pop rock sound, with their 1975 album Fleetwood Mac becoming their best selling record to date, reaching No. 1 in the US. Rumours (1977), Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four US Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. The album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album to date. During the recording of Rumours, the band went through personal turmoil, as both of the romantic partnerships in the band (John & Christine McVie and Buckingham & Nicks) separated, though the band kept making music together.

The lineup remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s the band began to disintegrate. First to leave was Buckingham, followed by Nicks in 1991, to be replaced by a series of short-term guitarists and vocalists. In 1993, a one-off performance for the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton featured the five key members back together for the first time in six years, and by 1997, a full reunion occurred. In 1998, Christine McVie retired from touring, and the band stayed together as a four-piece with John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. In 2014, Christine McVie rejoined again full-time. The latest studio album by the band was 2003's Say You Will, though a side project known as Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie was released in 2017 containing contributions from the other band members.

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Discography

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Boston Fleetwood Mac 1
2017 Live in the Studio: Trodd Nossel Studios 1975 Fleetwood Mac 1
Greatest Hits Live Fleetwood Mac 1
Live in Boston Fleetwood Mac 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Black Magic Woman Fleetwood Mac 5 2
1968 Need Your Love So Bad / Stop Messin' Around Fleetwood Mac 1
1968 Albatross / Jigsaw Puzzle Blues Fleetwood Mac 1
1968 I Believe My Time Ain't Long Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac 1
1969 Man of the World / Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight Fleetwood Mac 5 1
1969 Oh Well Fleetwood Mac 2
1970 Muy bien Fleetwood Mac 1
1970 The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown) / World in Harmony Fleetwood Mac 1
1971 Dragonfly / The Purple Dancer Fleetwood Mac 1
1975 Over My Head / I’m So Afraid Fleetwood Mac 1
1975 Warm Ways Fleetwood Mac 1
1976 Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac 1
1976 Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac 1
1977 Dreams Fleetwood Mac 1
1977 Go Your Own Way / Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac 1
1979 Sara Fleetwood Mac 1
1979 Sisters of the Moon Fleetwood Mac 1
1979 Think About Me / Save Me a Place Fleetwood Mac 1
1979 Tusk Fleetwood Mac 2
1982 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac 2
1982 Gypsy Fleetwood Mac 1
1987 Big Love Fleetwood Mac 2
1987 Family Man Fleetwood Mac 2
1987 Isn't It Midnight Fleetwood Mac 1
1987 Little Lies Fleetwood Mac 3
1987 Seven Wonders Fleetwood Mac 2
1988 Everywhere Fleetwood Mac 2
1988 As Long as You Follow Fleetwood Mac 1
1990 In the Back of My Mind Fleetwood Mac 1
1990 Save Me Fleetwood Mac 3
1990 Skies the Limit Fleetwood Mac 1
1992 Love Shines Fleetwood Mac 1
1992 Paper Doll / The Chain Fleetwood Mac 1
1993 Don't Stop Fleetwood Mac 1
Say You Will Fleetwood Mac 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Landslide Fleetwood Mac 1
1997 Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac 1
1997 Temporary One Fleetwood Mac 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Extended Play Fleetwood Mac 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Fleetwood Mac: 1969 To 1972 Fleetwood Mac 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Live Fleetwood Mac 1
Live Fleetwood Mac 1

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