Fleetwood Mac in History

Events in Music

  • 1970-05-24 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult

Music History

1970-08-07 British keyboard playing singer-songwriter Christine McVie (née Perfect) joins rock band Fleetwood Mac

  • 1974-12-31 Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
  • 1977-02-04 "Rumours" 11th studio album by Fleetwood Mac is released (Grammy Album of the Year)
  • 1977-04-02 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album goes to No. 1 & stays atop charts for 31 weeks
  • 1977-09-17 British-American band Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" album is #1 for 19th straight week

Music Awards

1978-01-16 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty win

  • 1978-02-23 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California"; Fleetwood Mac; Debbie Boone win
  • 1979-10-10 Rock band Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood

Music History

1984-05-01 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

  • 1998-01-12 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Eagles; Fleetwood Mac; Mamas and Papas; Lloyd Price; Santana; Gene Vincent; "Jelly Roll" Morton; and Allen Toussaint
  • 2014-01-11 During a concert in Maui, Mick Fleetwood announces that Christine McVie would be rejoining Fleetwood Mac
  • 2018-04-09 Fleetwood Mac announce new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after firing long-standing member Lindsey Buckingham

Birthdays in Music

  • 1939-03-05 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist (Joni Mitchell; Captain & Tenille; Fleetwood Mac), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Christine McVie

1943-07-12 Christine McVie, British rock keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1970-98, 2014-present - "Don't Stop"; "You Make Loving Fun"; solo - "Got A Hold On Me"), born in Bouth, Lancashire, Egland

  • 1944-05-25 Herbert Worthington lll, American photographer and album cover artist (Stevie Nix; Fleetwood Mac), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1945-05-12 Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 2020)
  • 1945-08-31 Bob Welch, American rock vocalist, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1945-11-26 John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • 1946-10-29 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2020) [1] [2]

Mick Fleetwood

1947-06-24 Mick Fleetwood, British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

  • 1947-11-01 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1972-73), born in Devon, England (d. 2012)
  • 1948-05-26 (Stephanie) "Stevie"Nicks, American rock singer-songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Rhiannon"; "Landslide"; Bella Donna - "Edge Of Seventeen"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948-07-04 Jeremy Spencer, British rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Oh Well"), born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England
  • 1948-12-27 Martin Birch, British sound engineer and record producer (Whitesnake; Fleetwood Mac; Iron Maiden), born in Woking, Surrey, England (d. 2020)
  • 1949-10-03 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-10-13 Rick Vito, American session and touring rock guitarist and singer (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-91, born Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-05-13 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1951-09-19 Richard Dashut, American record producer (Bob Welch; Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham), born in West Hollywood, California
  • 1953-05-08 Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Weddings in Music

Mick Fleetwood

1970-06-12 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23); divorce in 1975

Christine McVie

1986-10-18 "Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie (43) weds keyboardist Eduardo Quintela


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Deaths in Music

  • 2012-01-03 Bob Weston, British guitarist & songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • 2012-06-07 Bob Welch, American musician (Fleetwood Mac), commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2013-11-10 Herbert Worthington lll, American photographer and album cover artist (Stevie Nix; Fleetwood Mac), dies of heart disease at 69 (exact date uncertain, last seen on the 6th, body discovered on 10th)
  • 2018-06-08 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), dies at 68
  • 2020-03-09 Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2020-07-25 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac -"Albatross"), dies at 73 [1] [2]
  • 2022-06-19 Brett Tuggle, American session and touring rock keyboard player (David Lee Roth, 1986-94; Fleetwood Mac, 1997-2017), dies of cancer at 70