Brief History of Fleetwood Mac
During the 1960s Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood all played in the legendary John Mayall’s Blues Breakers as did Eric Clapton. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac emerged as a classic blues band with haunting songs that went way beyond the blues genre. They had several hits most notably Albatross and Black Magic Woman and Oh Well, which influenced scores of others great bands that were to follow them, such as Led Zeppelin and Santana.
When Peter Green left the band, Mick Fleetwood & John McVie kept the show on the road, going through several guitarists/singers and being joined first by Christine Perfect (later McVie) and then Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
These three talented performers and prolific songwriters brought a distinctive style and unique fusion of rock, pop and country to the band. The turmoil of their private lives was played out in their music. Fleetwood Mac enjoyed a rebirth, producing many classic hits including the incredible Rumours and Tango In The Night albums and went on to even greater worldwide success.