Back in time
28 January 2023
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 the late great Christine McVie joined in 1970 on keyboards. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks came in 1974).
45 years ago, on 28 January 1978, their masterpiece LP RUMOURS hit the spot
on the UK Album Charts. The longplayer has sold over 40 million copies worldwide
since its release.
Singles/clips: Go Your On Way / Dreams / Don’t Stop
– GO YOUR OWN WAY –
– DREAMS –
– DON’T STOP –
FLEETWOOD MAC: Website – Facebook – Tour
30 November 2022
Great songwriter, great voice, great pianist, great performer, great presence..
CHRISTINE McVIE, born Christine Perfect in Bouth, Lancashire, England on
12 July 1943 has passed away today, 30 November, after a short illness,
The official statement by her band Fleetwood Mac.
The first great group she played with was the British blues band Chicken Shack.
She also made a couple of solo LPs back then. She married John McVie (co-founder
and bassist of Fleetwood Mac) in 1968, joined FM, and divorced him in 1976.
She’s, of course, best known as one of the singer-songwriters of Fleetwood Mac II
along with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham she made one of the best-selling LP’s
in rock history with Rumours (1977).
Three great moments
– I’D RATHER GO BLIND –
With Chicken Shack.
A blues classic written by Ellington
Jordan, Billy Foster and Etta James.
– SONGBIRD –
A song she wrote/sang on Rumours .
– EVERYWHERE –
A song she wrote/sang on FM’s
1987 LP Tango In The Night.
CHRISTINE McVIE: Bio – Discography
(Backcover Rumours LP)
Heroic Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (now 72)
joined mega stars The Killers on stage last weekend in Los Angeles.
One of the three songs they played together was global FM hit
Go Your Own Way (almost 800 million streams on Spotify)
from their 1977 blockbuster LP Rumours.
Let’s go our way.
The original studio version
FLEETWOOD MAC: Bio – Discography
Alluring singer-songwriter ST. VINCENT did a weeklong residency on American
TV show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Last Friday she covered Fleetwood
Mac‘s 24 Carat gold hit DREAMS (more than 1 billion streams on Spotify) from
their 1977 juggernaut LP Rumours.
St. Vincent was joined by the house band STAY HUMAN .
The Latin jazzy-soul rendition was quite notable.
Check it out…
ST. VINCENT: Facebook
Works faster than caffeine
19 June 2022
45 years ago today, FLEETWOOD MAC topped the US Singles Chart with
DREAMS (almost 1 billion streams on Spotify). One of the hits on their giga
blockuster LP Rumours. The gem was written and sung by the gorgeous
STEVIE NICKS .
Sing it, gypsy…
Works faster than caffeine
The power-pop sisters HAIM made a big name for themselves over the past
10 years with 3 albums and explosive live shows. Here’s an example of the L.A.
ladies’ dashing antics on stage with a bold cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s 1969 hit
Oh Well (written/sung by the late great blues soul PeterGreen).
Nnot an easy song to cover with its rollercoaster progression, forth and back,
and Green‘s blistering guitar flurry. But the girls pull it off with aplomb and vigor.
Get up and cheer, ladies and gents…
The bluesman, in heart and soul, of the original Fleetwood Mac gang…
Timeless classic Oh Well
Eye-catching album cover art
The original FLEETWOOD MAC line-up (1967-1974) fronted by singer/songwriter Peter Green (1946-2020) was all about raw-riff blues-rock. They scored their greatest hits with magic ballad Albatross, the bewitching mid-tempo Black Magic Woman and the jaw-dropping classic Oh Well.
Back in 1969, the band released a compilation called English Rose
with founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood in drag on the cover.
One of those FM I classics, OH WELL
FLEETWOOD MAC: Story
The 60s and 70s were fun…
(Image: cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1968 ‘Mr. Wonderful’ album)
Great concert posters from the past
Band: FLEETWOOD MAC
and ZZ Top as support act
Where: Bakersfield, California
When: 24 November 1973