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28 Jan 1978, The Fleetwood Mac album Rumours went to No.1 on the UK album chart. The groups eleventh studio album went on to sell over 45 million copies world-wide and spent over 440 weeks on the UK chart. The songs ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Don’t Stop’, and ‘You Make Loving Fun’ were released […]

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/fXeKi6ZkbOw Fleetwood Mac ~ Albatross (1968) Read the full article […]

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 the 1969 UK No.1 single ‘Albatross’ and other hits include ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Oh Well’ and ‘Man of the World’. He left Fleetwood […]

12 Oct 1979, Fleetwood Mac released their twelfth album Tusk, an experimental set of songs that cost the band over $1 million to record. The double album peaked at No.4 in the US and achieved sales in excess of two million copies, spawning two Top Ten singles, ‘Sara’ and the title track. It reached No.1 […]

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 […]

26 July 2020, English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Green died in his sleep age 73. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, his songs, such as ‘Albatross’, ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Oh Well’, ‘The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)’ and ‘Man of the World’ became world wide hits. Green left the band in […]

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 73rd birthday to American singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks, from Fleetwood Mac born 26 May 1948, 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 […]

1 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/classic-albums/fleetwood-mac-rumours/ Fleetwood Mac – […]

11 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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