Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London
after Peter Green left the British blues band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.
They have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
London, United Kingdom
Rock, blues, blues rock, pop rock, soft rock
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Buckingham Nicks, Bekka & Billy, Eddie Boyd, Duster Bennett
Founder Peter Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates
(Mick Fleetwood and John McVie)
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion
John McVie – bass guitar
– keyboards, vocals, accordion
(1970–1995, 1997–1998, 2014–)
– guitars, vocals, keyboards, percussion (
1974–1987, 1993, 1997–present)
– vocals, tambourine
(1974–1991, 1993, 1997–present)
Peter Green – guitars, vocals, harmonica (1967–1970, 1971)
Jeremy Spencer – guitars, vocals, piano, percussion (1967–1971)
Bob Brunning – bass guitar (1967; died 2011)
Danny Kirwan – guitars, vocals (1968–1972)
Bob Welch – guitars, vocals (1971–1974; died 2012)
Bob Weston – guitars, banjo, harmonica, vocals (1972–1973; died 2012)
Dave Walker – vocals, harmonica (1972–1973)
Billy Burnette – guitars, vocals (1987–1993, 1994–1995)
Rick Vito – guitars, vocals (1987–1991)
Bekka Bramlett – vocals (1993–1995)
Dave Mason – guitars, vocals (1993–1995)
Did You Know
• Rumours sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it the sixth-highest-selling album of all time.
• Peter Green replaced
as guitarist when he played in the Bluesbreakers
Fleetwood Mac Quotes
The bands that just play blues these days don't seem to be doing anything. It's just not being played right. I mean, if it's being played well, I'm sure the people would like it.
The record business is @#$%& up the whole scene. There should be more free music. I think the people are putting too much responsibility on the bands for charging too much. And it's got nothing to do with them. Think of all the bands that charge exorbitant fees.
You're right. The reason is there was no time to change stuff. All the poetry was pulled straight out of the journals from the tour. All those words are exactly as they were written in my diaries during the post-9I1 1 period.
We felt that we should go around this trip one more time because we could. We knew that Fleetwood Mac, as a band, could make another studio record that the world would love.
Fleetwood Mac Awards
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Rumours).
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Brit Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry.
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group