Introduction to Fleetwood Mac
In 1967, Fleetwood Mac, a British-American rock band, was formed in London. The band was founded by Mick Fleetwood, the drummer, Peter Green, the guitarist, and John McVie, before bassist, who joined together for their self-titled debut. In 1968, as a third guitarist, Danny Kirwan entered the band. On the other hand, Christine Perfect, a keyboardist, joined the band in 1970, where she got married to McVie.
Formation of the band
The band was formed when Peter Green came out from the British blues band John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. Later, Green suggested to Fleetwood of forming a band of their own. The dual wanted McVie in their band for bass and guitar and named the band“Fleetwood Mac” so that he might get enticed towards it. Meanwhile, Mick Fleetwood and Peter Green had included Bob Brunning as the bassist and Jeremy Spencer as the slide guitarist.
Top hits of the band including “Oh well,” “Man of the world,” and “Albatross.”
The band was an original British Blues band that scored a UK number one with their track named “Albatross” and are known for their famous hits, such as “Man of the world” and “Oh Well.” The three guitarists left the band one after the other in the early 1970s and were replaced by the vocalist Dave Walker, guitarists’ Bob Weston and Bob Welch. Before 1974, Walker, Weston, and Welch had been dismissed or departed by leaving the rock band without a male lead guitarist or vocalist. Later, in 1974, Fleetwood approached Lindsey Buckingham to join their band, to which Lindsey agreed upon a condition to include Stevie Nicko.
The fame of “rumours” in the United States
Right after Buckingham and Nicks joined the band, the band had more pop-rock music, and the self-titled album reached the first and became No. 1 in the United States. Rumours was the second album produced by Fleetwood Mac in 1977 that had for U.S. Top 10 single and remained number one for thirty-one weeks on the American albums chart. The band reached the world in such a way that in 1984, it won Grammy Awards for Album of the year. The album “Rumours” had sold nearly 40 million copies globally, making it to the board of one of the best-selling albums in history.
The disintegration of the group and reunion after six years
The personnel of the band remained stable throughout the three popular albums ever. However, in the late 1980s, the band began to disintegrate. This resulted in Buckingham and Nicks leaving the band. Other guitarists and vocalists replaced them. In a one-off performance of the first inauguration of Bill Clinton in 1993, Fleetwood, John McVie, Nicks, Christine McVie, and Buckingham came back together and performed on the same stage for the first time after six years.