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22 Nov 1968, Fleetwood Mac released the instrumental ‘Albatross’. Penned by Peter Green it remains Fleetwood Mac’s only No.1 hit in the UK. In Green’s biography he stated an early inspiration for ‘Albatross’ was “a group of notes from an Eric Clapton solo, played slower.” https://youtu.be/KQ_wA_EvOoo Fleetwood Mac-Albatros Read the full article at The Day […]

29 Oct 1946, born on this day English guitarist, singer, songwriter Peter Green the founder of Fleetwood Mac. Was a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, (replaced Eric Clapton), and Fleetwood Mac scored theSee More 1969 UK No.1 single ‘Albatross’ and other hits include ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Oh Well’ and ‘Man of the World’. He left […]

Happy birthday to Lindsey Buckingham, born 3 Oct 1949, American musician, singer, songwriter from Fleetwood Mac who had the 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dreams’ from the world wide No.1 album Rumours. Buckingham was one half of the duo, Buckingham Nicks and aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac,… More Fleetwood Mac – Rumours | This […]

4 Sept 1976, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was the first of three No.1 albums for the group. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/fleetwood-mac/ Fleetwood Mac | This […]

Fleetwood Mac co-founder and influential blues rock guitarist Peter Green has died aged 73. Solicitors acting on behalf of his family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. https://youtu.be/RtmW2ek7WkQ peter green’s fleetwood mac – need your love so […]

11 July 1975, Fleetwood Mac released their tenth studio album often referred to as The White Album, the first Fleetwood Mac album to feature Lindsey Buckingham as guitarist and Stevie Nicks as vocalist. The album reached number 1 on the Billboard chart over a year after entering the chart, spent 37 weeks within the top […]

Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born 24 June 1947, drummer and co-founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac who had the 1968 UK No.1 hit 'Albatross' and the hits 'Man of the World' and 'Oh Well. In 1977 they scored the US No.1 single 'Dreams' taken from their worldwide No.1 album Rumours which spent 31 […]

Happy 72nd Birthday to American singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks, from Fleetwood Mac who scored the 1987 UK No.5 single 'Little Lies' and 1977 US No.1 single 'Dreams', taken from the world-wide No.1 album Rumours. She scored the solo, 1981 US No.1 & UK No.11 album Bella Donna, and the 1989 hit single 'Rooms On Fire'. Nicks […]

1st May 1984, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy. It was reported that the drummer had spent thousands of dollars of cocaine a month, and had refused to listen to financial advisers, buying up several homes, a $400,000 spread in Hawaii and a $1.8 million farm outside Sydney, Australia. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/fleetwood-mac/ Fleetwood Mac The […]

11th April 1970, Peter Green quit Fleetwood Mac while on tour in Germany, to avoid breach of contract he agreed to finish the current tour. While touring Europe in late March 1970, Green took LSD at a party at a commune in Munich, an incident cited by Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis as the crucial […]


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