• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

fleetwoodmac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967, in London. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with “Albatross”; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

Rumours, Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles and remained at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time.

The band achieved more modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s when Christine McVie was absent.

Due to numerous lineup changes, the only original member present in the band is drummer Mick Fleetwood. Although band founder Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood and McVie) from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts, as he initially decided to stay with Mayall. Keyboardist Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, has appeared on every album except the debut album, either as a member or as a session musician. She left the band in 1998 but returned in 2014.

Selected Discography

Mirage

Warner Bros 1982

Tracks: Love In Store, Can’t Go Back, That’s Alright, Book Of Love, Gypsy, Only Over You, Empire State, Straight Back, Hold Me, Oh Diane, Eyes Of The World & Wish You Were Here.

Musicians on the Mirage album: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks & Ray Lindsey.

Live

Warner Bros 1980

Tracks: Monday Morning, Say You Love Me, Dreams, Oh Well, Over & Over, Sara, Not That Funny, Never Going Back Again, Landslide, Fireflies, Over My Head, Rhiannon, Don’t Let Me Down Again, One More Night, Get Your Own Way, Don’t Stop, I’m So Afraid & The Farmer’s Daughter.

Musicians on the Live album: Lindsey Buckingham, Mike Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Ray Lindsay, Jeffrey Sova & Tony Toraro.

Tusk

Warner Bros 1979

Tracks: Over & Over, The Ledge, Think About Me, Save Me A Place, Sara, What Makes You Think You’re One, Storms, That’s All For Everyone, Not That Funny, Sisters Of The Moon, Angel, That’s Enough For Me, Brown Eyes, Never Make Me Cry, I Know I’m Not Wrong, Honey Hi, Beautiful Child, Walk A Thin Line, Tusk & Never Forget.

Musicians on the Tusk album: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Bob Brunning, Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer & Waddy Wachtel.

Rumours

Warner Bros 1977

Tracks: Second Hand News, Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, Silver Springs, The Chain, You Make Loving Fun, I Don’t Want To Know, Oh Daddy & Gold Dust Woman.

Musicians on the Rumours album: Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie (Bass) & Stevie Nicks.

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