50 Years of Creative Turmoil

Fifty years already! In 1968, Fleetwood Mac began a story that reads like a novel.

By Charlotte Saintoin | Video of the Day | November 28, 2018

Throughout their dramas with drugs, unrest and romances, we also find their greatest successes. 50 Years - Don't Stop compiles together - for the first time - half a century of the Californian group's colourful existence, divided into three parts. It starts with their very bluesy beginnings, carried by Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and the late Danny Kirwan, who at the time lost himself to LSD. This first album features the very essence of Fleetwood Mac and its roots steeped in the British blues of the sixties. Then the second album covers their rise towards world fame by bringing together Fleetwood Mac (1975), Rumours (1977) and Tusk (1979), marking a shift towards pop that was shaped by the arrival of the Stevie Nicks-Lindsey Buckingham couple as well as Christine McVie on keyboards. The third part spans from the ‘80s up to their return to the recording studio in 2013, when the band was still whole. Today, as they prepare for their 2019 European tour, Fleetwood Mac no longer includes the man who long held the reins: Lindsey Buckingham. The guitarist immediately took them to court. Mick Campbell, the guitarist from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn from Crowded House will be in his place. It looks like Fleetwood Mac may only ever be able to create when there’s turmoil.


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