Saturday, January 12, 2013

15 Years Ago Today in 1998 Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fleetwood Mac is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the thirteenth annual induction dinner held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Sheryl Crow introduced the group.  The band played Landslide, Big Love and Say You Love Me.

INDUCTEES: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Jeremy Spencer.

The Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 45 years. It is the saga of a British blues band formed in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums that found a loyal core audience. Despite all the changes, two members have remained constant over the years: drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, whose surnames provided the group name Fleetwood Mac. Although most rock fans are familiar with the lineup that includes Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks – by far the longest-running edition of the band, responsible for the classic albums Fleetwood Mac and Rumours – the group possesses a rich and storied history that predates those epics. Earlier Fleetwood Mac lineups included guitarists Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan, Dave Walker, Bob Weston and Bob Welch. -


  1. OMG. It seems like yesterday. Wasn't Stevie just getting over the flu that night as well? Regardless, she looked FLAWLESS.

    I remember a lot of Mac fans being disappointed because, during her introduction, Sheryl Crow talked all about wanting to be Stevie Nicks when she was young, and a lot of fans thought it was disrespectful to the other members of the band.

    I also remember being a little embarrassed for the band when it was time for one of them to step up to the mic and give an acceptance speech. It was rare, spontaneous insight into just how dysfunctional the band really was/is. They literally squabbled on camera as to who was going to speak. Eventually Stevie took charge and got the job done. Why each member didn't take the opportunity to speak is beyond me.

    And the rest is history... :-)

  2. Ya how time goes by so fast.2 this day they can't even be on the same page,with or without a new album. They made some great music over the yrs though. but can barely tolorate being on the same stage together and thats all. really sad but true!!!

  3. It's wonderful to see the band so proud and happy. Truly this was their best moment- not because of the award, necessarily, which ultimately means nothing - but because they could really feel the impact they had on people. I don't think they understood this until later, when everything had subsided...

  4. Did a retake tonight when I accidently stumbled across "Station Man" and "Sands of Time". Will be 63 tomorrow. I can still remember the first time I saw the group at Painters Mill Music Fair in 1971 as 19 year old. Although they were an opening act I can still remember the magic that was in the air that night.

  5. Never forgive them for denying Bob Welch his rightful place in the Hall of Fame. If he doesn't deserve to be in then Spencer and Kirwan don't either.

  6. Thanks for the music!!! Godspeed!!! ;)

  7. No Bob Welch. Shame on the three British members of the band. Without out him, there is no future Fleetwood Mac with those five people. He moved them from a blues band and he moved them from G.G. to California. Is there anything better than Hypnotized.