HISTORY – 2 April 1977…

2 April 2019

While punk was busy to explode in the UK and the USA in 1977, massive bands and artists still dominated the charts. Like FLEETWOOD MAC II (the original, blues-oriented, band was formed in 1967 by Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer and John McVie. After Green and Spencer left Christine McVie joined in 1970 on keyboards. Lindsey Buckingham (guitar) and Stevie Nicks (vocals) came in 1974). After a first, self-titled LP with the new crew (1975) they scored a monstrous success with the follow-up RUMOURS. An outstanding – classic – pop & rock album thanks to the varied and fertile input of the different singer/songwriters in the band and the fact that the breakdown of their private relationships led to several, captivating songs.

On 2 April 1977, 42 years ago, the LP hit the spot of the US Billboard albums chart and stayed there for 31 consecutive weeks! The longplayer has sold over 40 million copies worldwide since then. After a couple of stops and restarts in the past the group (minus Lindsey Buckingham) is back touring again this year.

Three highlights: Go Your On Way / Dreams / Don’t Stop

– GO YOUR OWN WAY –

– DREAMS –

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– DON’T STOP –


FLEETWOOD MAC: Website – Facebook – Tour

Back sleeve

JAPANESE BREAKFAST Covers THE CRANBERRIES’ Debut Single ‘DREAMS’ Beautifully…

‘Dreams‘ by JAPANESE BREAKFAST
Original by THE CRANBERRIES

Michelle Zauner from Philadelphia indie rockers Little Big League has been covering
THE CRANBERRIES‘s 1992 twinkling debut single DREAMS live with her solo project JAPANESE BREAKFAST for a couple of years. And now she recorded and released her touching interpretation of that melancholic beauty for Spotify’s singles series. Here is
the sparkling version…

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‘Dreams’ was on the Irish pop rockers’ 1993 debut album 
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

Here’s THE CRANBERRIES original version…

Rest in peace, Dolores O’Riordan