Back in time
24 February 2023
The original FLEETWOOD MAC, formed in 1967, was a whole different affair than
the second line-up (from 1975 on) with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham added to original members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and the late Christine McVie who joined FM in 1970.
From left to right: John McVie, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan
The band was then also popularly known as Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac because
singer-songwriter-guitarist Peter Green (1946-2020) was the voice/face of the band.
Their eponymous debut LP was released 55 years ago today, on 24 February 1968.
A sultry blues rock record featuring, besides original compositions, also covers of
classics by black blues pioneers such as Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Elmore James. Despite the fact that there wasn’t a hit single on, the LP peaked at #4 in the UK.
FLEETWOOD MAC: Bio – Discography