Fleetwood Mac were a British blues band, formed in London in 1967. It was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer, before bassist John McVie joined the line-up for their self-titled debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist in 1968. Keyboardist and vocalist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician from the second album, married McVie and joined in 1970.
They scored a number of hits including a UK number one with “Albatross”; other hits included “Oh Well” and “Man of the World”. All three guitarists left in succession during the early 1970s, to be replaced by guitarists Bob Welch and Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker. Although John McVie and Mick Fleetwood remained, the band took a new direction into pop/rock with the change of personnel, but that’s another story…
This special. green vinyl limited edition release for Black Friday 2020 is a tribute to Peter Green, co-founder of the blues band Fleetwood Mac. A concert honouring the early years of the band was held at the London Palladium on 25th February 2020. This split release features three versions of the same track:
– a previously unreleased Mick Fleetwood and Friends rendition from the concert (on which the Friends included Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett)
– a studio version
– a live Fleetwood Mac recording from 1970.