Fleetwood Mac Biography

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Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac is an Anglo-American band that was formed the August of 1967 in London, England. They were a highly successful and influential band that went through quite a number of personnel changes during their career as a band.

The original members composed of Peter Green on guitars, Mick Fleetwood on drums, Jeremy Spencer on slide guitar and John McVie on bass, came out with a no nonsense self titled blues debut album that enjoyed relative success in 1968, this despite not having any singles on it. The band fixed it up by releasing two singles thereafter, one of which, "Black Magic Woman", was later made famous by another popular band, Santana.

Fleetwood Mac then proceeded to create five more studio albums from 1968 to 1970 without enjoying much success. This led to the departure of Greene from the band and resulted in a number of personnel changes. The turning point of the band came when along the series of personnel changes, Stephanie "Stevie" Nicks became a part of the band in 1975.

The new line-up by this time consisted of Stevie Nicks on vocals, Lindsey Buckingham on guitars, Christine McVie on keyboards, John McVie on bass and Mick Fleetwood on drums. This eventually became the most recognizable line-up of the band and the one that put them into superstar status.

The band’s rise to fame started with the release of their self titled album in 1975 which became a huge hit in the US, reaching the top of the US charts during that year. Their next album, Rumours, became another huge hit for the band in 1977. It became that year’s best selling album and spent over 6 months on the top of the US charts.

The album eventually went on to win the Grammy award for Album of the Year in 1977. This album became one of Fleetwood Mac’s most successful albums that eventually sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

Overall, Fleetwood Mac was able to release a total of 42 albums with an incredible 34 of their 45 singles charting on both the US and UK charts when they were released. The band was eventually inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, a fitting credit to the band that was considered one of the most enduring and most successful bands in rock music.

The band members currently are active doing their solo work in addition with their work on the band. Their last tour together was done on 2004 with plans for future tours still on the works.

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