FLEETWOOD Topped The UK Album Charts This Day 45 Years Ago With ‘RUMOURS

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 –

Full album

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FLEETWOOD MAC: Website – Facebook – Tour


Back sleeve

R.I.P. – Wonderful Songstress CHRISTINE McVIE Death At 79

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,
aged 79.

R.I.P.

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)

Waking Up With… HAIM Sisters Going Mental With FLEETWOOD MAC Cover

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 original

HAIM: Facebook

Amazing Artwork – FLEETWOOD MAC 1969

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