September 4, 1998 |
There have been many celebrated comebacks in the music business, but guitarist Peter Green's saga is so extraordinary it can only be classified as a resurrection. The co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Green was the English band's primary songwriter and singer during the band's early phase as blues-rockers, from 1967 to 1970. In fact, the group's original official name was Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac.
January 14, 1998 |
Unlike last year, when two key artists, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, stayed home, all the living honorees showed up here for the 13th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner. Yes, all seven of the sometimes feuding past and present members of the Eagles stood side by side at the podium Monday night and then joined--all smiles--for a pair of songs, including the landmark "Hotel California."
October 23, 1997 |
The look is pure Stevie. Long, fluid chiffon skirts, airy capes with cut velvet details that seem to move to the music, rich jewel-toned maxi-coats and buttery suede platform boots. And black--lots of it. Many things have changed since 1975 when a doe-eyed 26-year-old named Stevie Nicks joined a struggling British blues band called Fleetwood Mac. But Nicks' look has remained a crystal vision. She is still the gypsy queen of diva-dom.
October 16, 1997 |
If the sellout crowds and critical thumbs-ups are any indication, Fleetwood Mac has been a part of a great night out for a lot of people lately. Twenty years after the release of the veteran band's monstrously successful "Rumours" album, its reunited classic lineup--Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks--is on the road, garnering enough popular support and positive reviews to quiet any skeptics who doubted the group's ability to reinvigorate itself.
August 9, 1997 |
"We've all grown up a lot and we're not all screwed up on drugs and drinking," Stevie Nicks says on the eve of the formal return next week of Fleetwood Mac's most successful lineup. "And we have lives outside this band. This is just a nice addition to our lives, where before it was everything."
July 13, 1997 |
It was 20 years ago this week that Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album ended a remarkable 15-week run at No. 1 on the national sales chart--at the time, the longest hold on the top spot since Carole King's "Tapestry" reigned for 15 weeks in 1971. But amazingly, the Warner Bros. album climbed back to No. 1 a week later and spend another 16 weeks there. This 31-week run has been eclipsed only once since--by Michael Jackson's landmark "Thriller," which ruled the chart for 37 weeks in 1983.