Throwback Thursday Spotlight – Fleetwood Mac Self-Titled Album

Being An Only Elgon

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Usually if a band self-titles an album it is the debut production, but there was nothing ordinary about Fleetwood Mac or their multi-platinum selling effort. The band had been around for sometime as a blues-rock band formed in 1967. The all-British iteration of the band included guitarist Peter Green who named the band by combining the names of Mick Fleetwood (percussion) and John McVie (bass). All three were members of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Interestingly enough John McVie did not play on the band’s first single or perform with the group on their first tour, opting instead to continue playing with play for John Mayall.

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Christine McVie (keyboards), John’s wife at the time, joined the band in 1970 and American Bob Welch replaced Peter Green turning the band more in a melodic direction leading to some commercial success with the song Sentimental Journey. Although the early iterations of the group received…

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