Fleetwood Mac Information
Formed in 1967, legendary band Fleetwood Mac has continually changed. Originally a blues-rock band started by former Bluesbreakers Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood along with Jeremy Spencer and Bob Brunning; Fleetwood Mac eventually would develop into one of the most pop-rock bands of the 70's. Through 14 lineup changes and 15 different band members, there has been only one constant. The band's patrial namesake, Mick Fleetwood, is the only member of the band that has remained for the entire 41 years it has existed.
The band's mainstream international success began with their self-titled
1974 album. Looking for a drastically different direction to take the band in, Fleetwood recruited Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie's "Say You Love Me", "Over My Head", and vocalist Stevie Nicks' "Landslide" and "Rhiannon" all proved to be major hits, and raised expectations for a follow-up record. 1977's "Rumors" is considered to be the band's best by most fans. "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams", "You Make Loving Fun", "The Chain", "Don't Stop", and "Gold Dust Woman" became defining songs of the era.
Though Christine McVie retired from touring in 1998, the rest of the "Rumors" era lineup is preparing a new greatest hits album and is preparing to go out on tour in March.