The Mac’s “White Album” is 45

“The White Album” is released on July 11, 1975. If features two new members to the band — Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. A harbinger of things to come …

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Tusk

June 4, 1979 — Fleetwood Mac gathers the USC Trojan Marching Band and a crew of hundreds at Dodger Stadium to record the title track to “Tusk,” the follow-up to “Rumours.”

The band’s a mess — John McVie is battling with Buckingham. But no matter — Mick Fleetwood’s brainchild comes to fruition and the film crew captures enough for an official video. Fleetwood Mac presents the USC Trojan Marching Band with a Platinum record the following year.

Buckingham Nicks Join Fleetwood Mac 

May 15, 1975 ~ 45 years ago today, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks perform live for the first time as members of Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood Mac has been around forever with various members coming and going — Bob Welch, Peter Green, etc. But no one can deny The Mac’s hey days were the 70’s and their work with Lindsey Buckingham. To tour without him — to fire him — is an abomination and anyone’s efforts to promote a Fleetwood Mac tour without him is a joke. Yea, you gotta make a buck and, unfortunately, that’s all any tour without Buck is: a fleecing of Fleetwood Mac fans.

Rumours

It’s #25 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 2018, the album was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed “culturally, historically, or artistically significant” by the Library of Congress.

It’s simply one of the greatest albums of all time … released on February 4, 1977.

 

Miami Pop Festival 

December 28, 1968 ~ The Miami Pop Festival sets the stage for what was to come for major festivals.Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Steppenwolf and the Grateful Dead, land in Hallandale, Florida’s Gulfstream Park to entertain 100,000 fans at Miami Pop Festival II, the East Coast’s first major rock festival.

Woodstock will soon eclipse Miami Pop II in the popular American consciousness, but as Rolling Stone declares on February 1, 1969, the festival is “a monumental success in almost every aspect, the first significant – and truly festive – international pop festival held on the East Coast.”

Source: Miami Pop Festival – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …