Sunday, July 11, 2010

35th ANNIVERSARY "FLEETWOOD MAC" RELEASED ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY IN 1975 (July 11th) Fleetwood Mac Released their 8th album, the self titled album Fleetwood Mac - the first to feature Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

The Album debuted August 2, 1975 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart at #183. It would go on to spend an incredible 148 weeks on Billboard's Album Chart ending it's chart run on May 27, 1978. For comparison, Rumours spent 134 weeks on the chart.

On September 4, 1976 in it's 58th week of release Fleetwood Mac hit #1 and spent a single week at the top. This set a record never before achieved in the 32 year history of Billboard's Album Charts. Never before had an album hit the #1 spot for the first time after being charted for 1 year.







First US Single: Over My Head

HOT 100 SINGLES CHART
Released: November, 1975
Debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 at #91 on November 8, 1975
Hot 100 Peak Position: #20
Weeks on Chart: 14



Adult Contemporary Singles Chart
Debut: January 3, 1976
Peak: #32
Weeks on Chart: 7
UK Peak: -

Second Single: Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)

HOT 100 SINGLES CHART
Released: February, 1976
Debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 at #89 on March 6, 1976
Hot 100 Peak Position: #11
Weeks on Chart: 18


Adult Contemporary Singles Chart
Debut: March 27, 1976
Peak: #33
Weeks on Chart: 8
UK Peak: #46

Third Single: Say You Love Me

HOT 100 SINGLES CHART
Released: June, 1976
Debuted on Billboards's Hot 100 at #74 on July 3, 1976
Hot 100 Peak Position: #11
Weeks on Chart: 19



Adult Contemporary Singles Chart
Debut: July 24, 1976
Peak: #12
Weeks on Chart: 12
UK Peak: #40

DETAILED RECONSTRUCTION ON THE PROMOTIONAL EFFORT BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF FLEETWOOD MAC FLEETWOOD MAC


TO COMMEMORATE THE 35th ANNIVERSARY - U.S. Syndicated radio show InTheStudio is celebrating the 35th anniversary of one of rock's most pivotal album's the 1975 FLEETWOOD MAC album. Show producer and host Redbeard speaks to Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks about the first Fleetwood Mac album featuring Buckingham/ Nicks and how this line-up change along with a new producer transformed Fleetwood Mac forever.  The interview is running all this week on various stations through out the country (US).  If you miss it, keep checking the IN THE STUDIO website as they will be posting the interview after its run it's course on radio.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've read many times that Christine's song "Warm Ways" was actually the first single released, and Lindsey's song "Monday Morning" was the second. But neither of them charted on Billboard or got any airplay on the radio. And that makes "Over My Head" really the third single released.

And since the album was released in July, but "Over My Head" was not released until Nov., these other songs must have been the first singles.

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