Fleetwood Mac









Fleetwood Mac

is a successful rock band that was formed in 1967. The group are Anglo-American and they had a high turnover of members until 1974. Only one member has been in the group since it’s inception and that is Mick Fleetwood, the drummer. The group has had bouts of success and failure. The most successful periods were during the late 1960's and from 1975 to 1987. The group formed in London when Peter green left the John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Band. Fleetwood Mac’s first album was released in 1968. Their second album was also released in 1968. Both albums were all blues albums. The band was the most popular one in Europe at this time. There was tension in the band for the next two and a half years and there were many changes in members. Fleetwood had a drinking problem and so did McVie. That was the reason they were fired and had left the Bluesbreakers. McVie was having marital problems as well as alcohol problems and Weston had an affair had an affair with Fleetwood’s wife. It almost sounds like a soap opera. Fleetwood fired Weston and they cancelled the tour they were on.

Another problem popped up when the manager, Clifford Davis claimed that he owned the name Fleetwood Mac. He put out a ‘fake Mac’ group but none of the real Fleetwood Mac members were in it. The equipment which belonged to the real Fleetwood Mac was hidden so the ‘fake mac’ could not have access to it. Without knowing it, the members of the real band had signed contracts which forfeited their rights to the name. They were inebriated and did not realize they had signed the contracts or at least did not know what was written in the contracts. So instead of getting another manager, Fleetwood decided to manage themselves. They made a deal with Warner Bros. And the quartet released, Heroes Are hard To Find in September, 1974. In 2003 the album, Say You Will, was debuted and soared to number 3 on the Billboard 200 Chart and also number 6 in the U. K.. They had a successful world tour which lasted through 2004. The band has had many members come and go and have suffered many obstacles but there are rumors that the group plans to reunite once more for a 2008 tour but as far as their recording plans, they are on hold for now. What their future holds, no one really knows, but their past is on record and they will surly be remembered for their achievements. This group has had a rough road but they are survivers.