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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2018, the band was declared MusiCares Person of the Year.

Fleetwood Mac was 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/folk rock sound, with their 1975 album Fleetwood Mac, 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 except Nicks. In 2018, Buckingham left the band again, and he was subsequently replaced by guitarists Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn, formerly of Split Enz and Crowded House.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Best of 1980-1990, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1991 The Blues Guitar Box 2 Various Artists 1
1991 The Finest Masterpieces in Pop & Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Classic Rock Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Legendary Rock Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Night Rock Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Heroes Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Stars Various Artists 1
1991 Tour of Duty 2: More Golden Popclassics From the 60's Various Artists 2
1991 Turn Back the Hands of Time - More 60s Various Artists 1
1991 Vragen staat vrij Various Artists 1
1992 Pop Giganten: Hits der 70er, Vol. 2 Various Artists 2
1992 Schmusesongs, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Top Hits U.S.A. T147 Various Artists 1
1992 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 2: 1969 Various Artists 1
1992 40 Years of Top Ten Hits Various Artists 1
1992 Arbeidsvitaminen, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Cabrio Classics Various Artists 1
1992 Definite 60's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1992 Dreams in Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Good Morning Vietnam, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Guitar Rock: Monsters Various Artists 1
1992 Million Sellers 11 - The Sixties Various Artists 1
1992 Moods 2: A Contemporary Soundtrack Various Artists 1
1992 Pop Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Paintings: CD+G Sampler Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds Nice Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds Nice, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock II Various Artists 1
1992 Still Got the Blues Various Artists 4 1
1992 Sweet Dreams: 36 traumhafte Popsongs Various Artists 1
1992 Swinging 60s Various Artists 1
1992 Teenage Rebels! - Spirit in the Sky Various Artists 1
1992 The Oldie Collection, Volume II Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Rock Dreams Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Soft Rock Various Artists 1
1993 Top Hits U.S.A. T154 Various Artists 1
1993 The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock Various Artists 2
1993 Bravo Hits 3 Various Artists 1
1993 Love Hurts Various Artists 1
1993 The Blues Experience Various Artists 2
1993 Pop Giganten: Hits der 80er, Volume I Various Artists 5 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1987 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1988 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Love in the 60s Various Artists 1
1993 10 Rock Stars - 3 Various Artists 1
1993 A Decade of Pop - The 60's Various Artists 1
1993 Around Midnight Various Artists 1
1993 Blues Brother, Soul Sister Various Artists 2
1993 British Blues Invasion Various Artists 1
1993 Cabrio Classics II Various Artists 1
1993 Classic Pop Various Artists 1
1993 Guitar Rock Various Artists 1
1993 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden: Editie ’93 Various Artists 1
1993 Hol dir den Beat zurück, Vol. I Various Artists 1
1993 Legendary Popsongs Various Artists 1
1993 Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1993 Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1993 Q Rhythm and Blues Various Artists 1
1993 Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock IV Various Artists 1
1993 The Rock Collection: Rock Passion Various Artists 1
1993 The Rock Collection: The Heart of Rock Various Artists 1
1993 Times of Our Lives: 1965-1970 Various Artists 1
1993 Tour of Duty Gold Various Artists 1
1994 Eighteen Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1994 The Best of Heartbeat Various Artists 2
1994 Burning Heart Various Artists 1
1994 Children of the Revolution Various Artists 1
1994 Gloryland: World Cup USA 94 Various Artists 1
1994 Guitar Rock: 1970-1971 Various Artists 1
1994 Heart Rock: Rock für’s Herz, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1994 Heartaches: 20 Songs of Love Various Artists 1
1994 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden: Editie '94 Various Artists 1
1994 Le meilleur de la musique Europe 2 Various Artists 2
1994 Moments of Love Various Artists 1
1994 Music Legend Collection 'Rock' Various Artists 1
1994 Night Songs Various Artists 2
1994 Only Rock 'n' Roll 1985-1989 Various Artists 1
1994 Precious Moments, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1994 Rock Legend Various Artists 1
1994 Simply the Best: Superstars & Legendäre Hits der 70er, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1994 Sounds of the Eighties: The Rockin' Eighties Various Artists 1
1994 That Loving Feeling, Volume VII Various Artists 1
1994 The Chart Show Ultimate Blues Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate 80’s Ballads Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate 80’s Ballads Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate Eighties Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate Eighties: The Album of the Decade Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate Gold Collection Various Artists 1
1994 Top 40 Hits of All Time, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1994 Top Gear Various Artists 1
1994 Very Best of the 80's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1994 Very Best of the 80's, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1994 Woodstock Generation Various Artists 1
1995 10 Great Artists - 10 Great Songs Various Artists 1
1995 Only Rock 'n' Roll 1975-1979: 20 Pop Hits Various Artists 1
1995 Sony Music Box: Rock Various Artists 2
1995 More Hits of the 60's Various Artists 1

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