Rumours: The Fleetwood Mac Masterpiece Forged In Chaos
In 1967, Fleetwood Mac was formed in London by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood, and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. After bassist John McVie joined the group, they released their self-titled debut album. In 1968, Danny Kirwan became the group’s third guitarist. McVie then married keyboardist Christine Perfect, who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970. They started ast a British blues band, and had a UK number one with “Albatross,” as well as other hits. The three guitarists all either left of were dismissed, and Fleetwood Mac lacked a male lead vocalist and a guitarist. Then, in 1974, they were introduced to Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks while they were checking out Los Angeles studios. They invited Buckingham to join, and he agreed on one condition: Nicks had to join as well. Their arrival changed the sound of the band and their 1975 self-titled album hit No. 1 in the U.S.