I’ve been listening to a lot of Fleetwood Mac lately. Not the Fleetwood Mac that everyone knows, with Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, although that version of the group is a perfectly good pop band (and very successful too!). The Fleetwood Mac that I have been listening to is the original version of the band, most commonly known as Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.
This version of Fleetwood Mac was built around the brilliant blues guitar playing of Peter Green who could and should have ended up being acknowledged alongside people like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix, as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Unfortunately he faded into obscurity after being diagnosed with schizophrenia in the early 70s. A few years after his departure two Americans in Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham joined the group, and they became one of the biggest selling bands of all time. The clip I have uploaded from Youtube is just a taste of how the original Fleetwood Mac sounded.