Fleetwood Mac From 1967 to 2019

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  1. Torren61

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    I’m sure 90% of us are very familiar with Rumours and Fleetwood Mac with Buckingham and Nicks in the lineup and probably another 70% remember the Bob Welch years but how many of you know about the earliest years with Peter Green?

    I didn’t and only discovered those first albums through Spotify. I was amazed! Peter Green was something else then. The man could write, sing and play. The band was hardcore Blues and Green, McVie and Fleetwood were, at one time, three quarters of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

    So many good and well known songs were written by and performed by the band. Black Magic Woman, Green Manalishi With The Two Pronged Crown, Oh Well, World Keep On Turning.

    If you aren’t familiar with this era of the band, do yourself a favor and give the first three albums a listen.

    If you like that, keep going . There are so many well-crafted songs before you get to the Buckingham/Nicks era. Most of them have REALLY good guitars on them, too.

    Anyway, that’s my humble opinion. I’m looking forward to hearing what Finn and Campbell are going to bring to the band.
     
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    Best all-white blues band ever. Lifetime favorite, saw them three times on the ‘69-‘70 US tour.
     
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    My favorite FWM

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    Man of the World is one of my favourite songs! I think Peter Green's incarnation of Fleetwood Mac is fairly well remembered in the UK for Albatross, that was pretty popular right into the 80s and has even been used on adverts in recent years.
     
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    I got to see them in vancouver as a kid it was really a great show hard to believe they got their start with John Mayall and went off to form FM and all the ensuing history , quite a story with peter green leaving the band, he was so prolific as a writer , he also penned Black magic woman

     
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    Welcome to the world of enlightenment !! I used to have them all on vinyl, now on CD. Great time in musical history.
     
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    I always thought Oh Well was bad ass
     
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    I saw them at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood in early 1970 and I thought they were perhaps the best band on the planet at that time. They simply were amazing.
     
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    Bar-none the BEST British blues band ever. I love Peter Green, but honestly Danny Kirwan is just about as good. Sadly he died recently. BB King supposedly said Peter Green was the only British guitar player that made him sweat.
    If you haven't listened to it yet, the "Live in Boston" CD's are great. There's a couple of versions of "Jumping At Shadows" on it...one of them has a solo that'll send a chill down your spine.
    The background story on Peter Green is very interesting...and sad.
    Here's part 2 of an excellent BBC documentary on him....can't find part 1 posted on YT.
     
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    I started to title the thread “Fleetwood Mac, The Greatest Rock Band Ever?” But I didn’t want to get flamed, lol.
     
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    Oh Well was in Tom Petty's set. I am thinking the opportunity to see Mike Campbell rip on that would be well worth the price of admission.
     
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    Post PG Fleetwood Mac has made some great music, but its bubblegum in comparison.
     
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    I was lucky enough to have a friend lend me his whole box set with every album (CD) that they released some really fine musical moments
     
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    its more commercialism and a what sells ( not to mention the in band drama)
     
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    Emerald Eyes is, to me, a great song and Hypnotized is in my top 1000 songs (that’s good).
     
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    I've always said this is the song I should have written

     
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    I saw FM in Glasgow around '69 or early '70, I think, but Peter Green had just quit the band. I still liked them but it wasn't what I hoped for.
    Anyway, there was a rumour going round that he would play with a new John Mayall band at the Bath Festival in England in 1970. So, at the ripe old age of 15 I ran away from home and hitch-hiked down to the festival. And yes! The man was there, and still had THAT Les Paul........awesome.
    The whole festival was a huge experience but Peter Green was the stand-out for me. His early playing still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
     
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    You Sir, are a boss.
     
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    I also have to mention the "behind the mask" era, with Billy Burnette and Rick Vito.


    I don't think they EVER played this one live but man, that's such a beautiful song.
     
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