Personalities | Fleetwood Mac | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1967–present)

After gaining cult status with blues guitarist Peter Green at the helm, his departure in 1970 saw their sound head in a more rockier direction with the addition of guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks in 1974. This new line-up helped them achieve new heights of success with their eponymous album in 1975. Internal wranglings due to affairs, drink and drugs helped pave the way for their most successful album Rumours (1977) – capturing their internal turmoil, this gave birth to some of their biggest hits. Over the next three decades they released a succession of albums, with Tango In The Night (1987) being the last with Buckingham – who left to pursue a solo career – and their first big hit since Rumours. However, in 2013 they announced their reunion as the Rumours line–up minus Christine McVie.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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