Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.
The Legends of Rock & Roll series is about the music we have listened to over the past fifty years. This is a mini-biography of the band Fleetwood Mac, but even more importantly, it's about the music that they created; the songs that built a generation.
Fleetwood Mac is one of the greatest American Bands of the Twentieth Century. It's ironic that three of the five members are British. The band started out as a blues band organized by an Englishman named Peter Green. With the addition of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, among others, Fleetwood Mac was born.
The band didn't hit super-stardom until they added two Americans, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. In 1977, they released an album, Rumours, that would become the biggest seller of its day and is still one of the biggest selling albums of all time. Fleetwood Mac, as well as each of its members would become icons of American rock and roll. I call them legends.
If you love the music, if you love Fleetwood Mac or would just like to know more about their rise to fame and the music that they produced. If you would like to know some of the inside secrets of how certain songs came to be and what they really mean, then scroll up and buy, "Legends of Rock & Roll - Fleetwood Mac" now.
This is the story of the band and it is the story of each of the members and how they came to be Fleetwood Mac.
This is an unauthorized fan tribute.
Inside you'll find:
Introduction - My feelings about the band in general and a kick-off for the book.
Mick Fleetwood - a look at the life of Mick Fleetwood before Fleetwood Mac.
John McVie - a look at the life of John McVie before Fleetwood Mac.
The Birth of Fleetwood Mac - the beginnings of an English blues band.
Christine McVie - a look at the life of Christine McVie before Fleetwood Mac.
The Departure of Peter Green & Jeremy Spencer - Personnel changes.
Bob Welsh Joins the Band - More changes in personnel.
Stevie Nicks - a look at the life of Stevie Nicks before Fleetwood Mac.
Lindsey Buckingham - a look at the life of Lindsey Buckingham before Fleetwood Mac.
The Famous Five are Finally Together - Mick, John, Christine, Lindsey and Stevie are finally together.
Relationships End - There were three relationships between the five members. All three came to an end.
Rumours - One of the biggest selling albums of all time.
Tusk - The disappointing follow-up.
Stevie Goes Solo - Stevie Nicks starts to record her own albums.
Mirage - They were back on top with this new album.
5 Years... - The band took a well-deserved five year break from each other.
Tango in the Night - After the break, it was back in the studio for this album.
The Temporary Loss of Lindsey Buckingham - From the title of this chapter, you know what’s coming next.
Was It All Over? - Everybody thought it was the end of the band.
The Dance - A miracle happened and they came back together for another album.
Legacy of Fleetwood Mac - Every Legends book has a Legacy section where we review the awards and contributions of the artist or band.
Afterword - My closing thoughts.
Selected Discography - A list of the major works by Fleetwood Mac.