Monday, February 11, 2013

NEW on BBC Radio 2: Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop - Feb 17th

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop
Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast: Sunday 17 February 2013 15:00 (3pm)
BBC Radio 2 - Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70's

Johnnie Walker re-visits the decade that brought us Pan's People, Punk and Pink Floyd. This week's show is dedicated to one of the most enduring and beloved albums of the 1970's: 'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac.

35 years on, with 45 million copies sold, the confessional 1977 LP from a band embroiled in personal drama still sounds as compelling and fresh as it did on release. Johnnie talks to the drummer who leant his name to the band, Mick Fleetwood, about how the album came to be written.

'Rumours' was the work of the second incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, at the turn of the 1970's founder member and blues guitarist Peter Green left the band. The next few years gave a flavour of what was to come; a revolving door of troubled band members and relationship drama. In 1974 Mick Fleetwood, along with John and Christine McVie recruited Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks and 'Rumours'-era Fleetwood Mac was born. Mick talks to Johnnie about life in the Fleetwood Mac bubble, from the relationship dynamics of the band to drug abuse and rock and roll decadence and the strange alchemy that produced such iconic songs as 'Dreams', 'Go Your Own Way' and 'The Chain'.


Anonymous said...

Could Stevie look any more adorable than she does in this photo? You could just pinch those cute little babyfaced cheeks of hers! Rare to see her in a blazer in those days.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing! She looks angelic!

Anonymous said...

I noticed she's wearing a cute Fleetwood Mac penguin pin on her lapel! And... I'd kill for that hair (which I believe she cut herself -- oh, if we could all be so multi-talented!)...

Anonymous said...

I know, love her hair! Can it get any cooler?

Anonymous said...

Stevie did say she would have been a hairdresser if she hadn't have gone into music!

Our multi-talented, multi-tasking Gemini-of-all-trades also said this (thanks to rhiannondontgo from The Ledge!):

1977 - I would have been a makeup artist.
1981 - I would be a drummer.
1983 - I would be a DJ.
1985 - I would have been a hairdresser.
1986 - I would play the bass.
1991 - I would have been a journalist.
2011 - I would have become a teacher.

Anonymous said...

Stevie also said at the time of Street Angel that she would have been a comedienne.

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