Lindsey Buckingham
American musician
Lindsey Buckingham
Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American guitarist, singer, composer and producer, most notable for being the guitarist and male lead singer of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and 1997 to present day. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released six solo albums and three live albums. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
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Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham talk about making their first duet album
LATimes - about 2 months
Longtime devotees of the rock band Fleetwood Mac might be forgiven for letting out a gleeful yelp when registering the news that singer-keyboardist Christine McVie shared with The Times in December while sitting next to her band mate -- guitarist, singer and producer Lindsey Buckingham. “I've been...
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Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham reunites with USC band for 'Tusk'
LATimes - almost 2 years
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham reunited with some old bandmates Wednesday night -- the USC marching band, to be exact. 
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Grammys Executive Producer Apologizes To Trent Reznor For Performance Cutoff
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Trent Reznor was not pleased when his performance with Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Lindsey Buckingham was cut short at the end of the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, tweeting a big, "heartfelt F--K YOU" to the powers that be. Ken Ehrlich, Grammys executive producer, took a moment to respond to Reznor's social media blast in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, apologizing for the unfortunate situation. "I’m sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I want to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get." Then again, Ehrlich could just blame it on the alcohol -- and by extension, the generosity of Jay Z: "I really don’t drink, but about an hour from the end of the show, Jay Z keep ...
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The Complete Roster Of 2014 Grammy Performers
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Sunday's Grammy Awards will provide an impressive slate of performers that spans every genre. (Even a classical artist will make an appearance.) Whether we're in store for anything as wild as last year's LL Cool J-fronted Adam Yauch tribute or as rousing as Justin Timberlake and Jay Z's collaboration is yet to be seen, but you can start placing your bets for this year's watercooler moment based on the roster below. SARA BAREILLES AND CAROLE KING Bareilles received a surprise nod for Album of the Year ("The Blessed Unrest") and cracked Best Pop Solo Performance ("Brave"). King is the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year, and she's already been saluted once this weekend with an all-star tribute concert. BEYONCE AND JAY Z "Beyonce" wasn't released within the eligibility period, but Jay Z has nine nods: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Suit & Tie," with Justin Timberlake), Best Rap Performance ("Tom Ford"), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Part II" with Beyonce, and "Holy Grail" with Just ...
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David Wild: 10 Reasons to Watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday Night
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
I've been working on The Grammy Awards -- Music's Biggest Night -- for well over a decade, and yet for me -- and for many millions of viewers all around the world -- the Grammys never grow old. Indeed, the Grammy broadcast recalls those memorable lines by Bob Dylan in "My Back Pages" -- the Grammys were so much older then, they're younger than that now. In truth, working with our longstanding -- and only occasionally sitting -- Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich and our tireless production team along with Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow and his whole winning team -- as well as our most heroic yet still thoroughly badass host LL Cool J, I've enjoyed an all-access pass to a new golden era when the Grammy Awards have gotten better and better at celebrating our present, honoring our past, and building toward the future. That may help explain why a groundbreaking group like Daft Punk will on Sunday night make its second TV appearance ever on the same show where it ...
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Christine McVie Would Be "Delighted" to Rejoin Fleetwood Mac: "I Miss Them All"
US Magazine - over 3 years
Christine McVie tried going her own way for a while, but now she's ready to rejoin her Fleetwood Mac bandmates on the road. Fifteen years after leaving the famed rock group to retire from touring, the British keyboardist and singer, 70, tells The Guardian she'd be "delighted" to permanently reunite with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, and ex-husband John McVie. "I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them," McVie says. "I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted...but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see." PHOTOS: Stars in concert The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer first left Fleetwood Mac back in 1998, after 28 years as a member. (She wrote many of the group's hit songs, including "Over My Head," "Don't Stop," and "Songbird.") "I think I was just music'd out," the "Little Lies" singer tells The Guardian of why she quit. "I suffered from some kind of delusion that I wanted to be an English ...
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Fleetwood Mac Cancels Tour In Light Of John McVie's Cancer Treatment
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The members of Fleetwood Mac announced this weekend that the band will be canceling all of their upcoming tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, scheduled for November and December. A statement was posted on the band's official Facebook page reading, "Fleetwood Mac, who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, has announced the cancelation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand." As to the reason for the cancelation, the band explained, "John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time." "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates," the band said in the statement. "We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best." Made up of McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks, Fleetwoo ...
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Stevie Nicks at a "Crossroads": Playlist for a Harmonic Convergence With Lady A
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There are artists who go in and out of style. Then there are artists who define their own style. Stevie Nicks is one of those unique and singular sensations who come from the heart and somehow reside there forever. Stevie was the second woman who I ever loved from a distance -- right after Elizabeth Montgomery on Bewitched. Clearly, I have a thing for sexy witchy women. Having had the great pleasure of getting to know Stevie and work with her on various projects over the years, including writing the liner notes to the recent 35th anniversary Expanded Edition of Fleetwood Mac's timeless "Rumours," I love her even more now. This Friday night CMT is airing one of their best "Crossroads" shows ever -- one that brings Stevie together with Lady Antebellum for what is a true harmonic convergence. I'm happy to note that Stevie is on a quite a roll these days. Her most recent solo album "In Your Dreams" produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard was arguably her best since her first, "Bella Do ...
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Debate Club
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Two Mercury writers debate on Fleetwood Mac's second best album. by Ned Lannamann and Mark Lore WELCOME TO the first meeting of Debate Club, the printed equivalent of overhearing two loudmouths argue about music at a bar. For this inaugural edition, Music Editor Ned Lannamann and Mercury contributor Mark Lore drank beer on a sidewalk in Sellwood, trying to decide which album is Fleetwood Mac's SECOND greatest album. Mark picked 1979's Tusk, the band's follow-up to their immensely successful Rumours. Ned chose Then Play On, a 1969 effort that sounds nothing at all like later-model Fleetwood Mac. They argued for 57 minutes and did not reach a consensus. Meanwhile, four-fifths of the classic Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac lineup (minus Christine McVie) play the Rose Garden on Sunday, June 30. NED LANNAMANN: So the whole idea of this discussion is that neither of these albums is Rumours, which you're probably sick of, right? MARK LORE: I' ...
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PHOTOS: Fleetwood Mac Hit United Center
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
As the Tribune's Greg Kot puts it, "the Jay-Z and Beyonce of the '70s" hit Chicago on Saturday for a sold-out show at the United Center. Led by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac played their first of two shows in the Chicago area this year with a set that relied largely on hits from some of the band's most iconic, decades-old albums: "Rumours," "Tusk" and their self-titled 1975 album. Photographer Joshua Mellin was on hand for the show and shared some great shots with HuffPost. Ahead of the show, a number of Chicago musicians spoke with Time Out Chicago about their favorite songs from the hugely influential band. Fleetwood Mac return to the Chicago area on June 14 for a show at Allstate Arena.
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Delta Rae Pair With Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham in 'If I Loved You' - Premiere
Rolling Stone - almost 4 years
This has been a busy year for Delta Rae; the soulful roots-rockers released their major-label debut Carry the Fire in June and recently wrapped up a two-month coheadlining tour with ZZ Ward Now one of the Durham North Carolina band's biggest inspirations Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has teamed up...
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New Song: HAIM, 'Falling'
MTV News - about 4 years
HAIM combine classic rock and R&B in their new song, "Falling." Los Angeles' HAIM might want to reconsider their name. Maybe Sister Sledge or The Partridge Family... anything '70s or sister-related would do. (The Partridge Family seems especially appropriate given that HAIM used to play in a band with their parents.) Just don't call them Fleetwood Mac, because apparently everyone else already has. All-sister trio Este Haim, Alana Haim, and Danielle Haim may tackle frequent comparisons to Rumors-era Fleetwood with their parted-down-the-middle-hair '70s vibe and ultra-melodic, whining guitar-solo pop rock (oh, and there was that time they covered "Hold Me"), but on their new track "Falling," HAIM swim with various schools of musical fish, '90s R&B and contemporary female-led indie pop chief among them. Listen to HAIM's "Falling" after the jump. "Never look back, never give up," HAIM repeat on "Falling," which is a powerfully poppy, sit-up-and-take-notice call to action. ...
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Gregory Weinkauf: Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
Pete Townshend. Three syllables, and your synapses are already tingling, aren't they? To know Pete Townshend a little (say, hearing "Let My Love Open the Door" on the radio) is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more. But let us also consider Pete Townshend the brilliant technical innovator. This was precisely the focal point at this year's 28th Annual TEC Awards (Technical Excellence and Creativity), at which Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center Honoree Mr. Townshend found himself the recipient of the 22nd Annual Les Paul Award -- a major honor celebrating "individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio technology." The gala event brightened a rainy night in Anaheim, where the legendary figure and co-founder of the best-named rock band e ...
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'Sound City' review: Rock's hallowed hall
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
'Sound City' review: Rock's hallowed hall What drew several generations of now-famous rock 'n' rollers to the Sound City recording facility wasn't its unchic location in Van Nuys, nor the crummy building that housed it, and certainly not the awful decor of the studio itself (including shag carpeting on the walls). The attractions were first-rate technology in the form of an expensive recording console designed by the much-lauded British electronics engineer Rupert Neve, and acoustics that, apparently by accident, had a highly desirable effect on drum sounds. Soon after the studio opened in 1969, a couple of unknown performers, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, recorded an album there that drew the attention of Mick Fleetwood. With sadness, Grohl recounts how the arrival of software like Pro Tools meant that anyone could achieve at least somewhat professional recording results at a very low cost, and the clock was ticking on analog dinosaurs like Studio City. ...
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David Wild: 'Celebrity:' A Playlist for the Premiere of $ellebrity
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
Tuesday night is our big Hollywood premiere for $ellebrity, an intriguing new feature documentary directed by Kevin Mazur about the price of fame today, and the way that the texture of celebrity has evolved -- or, it could be argued, de-evolved -- over time. As an executive producer of $ellebrity, I clearly hope that you see the film for which I interviewed Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, Elton John and Kid Rock, among others, about the good, the bad and the ugly of the fame game. Perhaps my very favorite quote in the film about celebrity today comes from Kid Rock, who imagines the Second Coming in a way that still has me laughing. $ellebrity can be seen in many cities this week -- or on Video On Demand if it does not hit the proverbial Theater Near You. To see a little preview of our movie (complete with Kid Rock's comment!) or even (incoming hint buy tickets, please go to www.sellebritythemovie.com. In the meantime, below find my play ...
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Concert announcement: Fleetwood Mac plays American Airlines Center June 4 ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Google News - about 4 years
San Francisco Chronicle Concert announcement: Fleetwood Mac plays American Airlines Center June 4 ... Dallas Morning News (blog) Nicks, Fleetwood and Buckingham in a shot from the April 30, 2009 show at American Airlines Center. (John F. Rhodes/The Dallas Morning News ). Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – better known as the legendary ... Fleetwood Mac announces tour: Best-ever band reunion?Fox News Fleetwood Mac to Launch World Tour in AprilRollingStone.com Fleetwood Mac Will Begin a 34-City Tour in AprilComplex.com (blog) E! Online -The Associated Press -Los Angeles Times all 398 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lindsey Buckingham
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Buckingham began a "solo" (no backing band) tour of the United States on May 3, 2012, in Solana Beach, California. and in November 2012 released a completely solo live album "One Man Show" via download at iTunes that was recorded from a single night in Des Moines, Iowa. "One Man Show" was released on Buckingham's own label Buckingham Records LLC.
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  • 2011
    Buckingham has been portrayed by Bill Hader in a recurring sketch titled "What Up with That" on NBC's Saturday Night Live. He appeared as himself on the May 14, 2011 episode during this sketch.
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    Buckingham had finished recording the album, titled Seeds We Sow in April, and on April 22, 2011, he filmed a concert for DVD release to support the album.
    More Details Hide Details Seeds We Sow was released on September 6, 2011. On September 10, Buckingham kicked off the Seeds We Sow Tour in Reno, Nevada; the tour ended in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on November 14. Buckingham had planned to conduct his first solo tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in December. However, in early December, Buckingham postponed all UK dates due to his guitarist suffering a back injury. The UK dates were subsequently cancelled.
    In 2011, Buckingham was ranked 100th in Rolling Stone Magazine's 2011 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
    More Details Hide Details Buckingham is known for his fingerpicking guitar style. Fleetwood Mac, the band that gave Buckingham his greatest exposure, had been around since the late 1960s, beginning as a British blues outfit led by Peter Green. After Green left the group, they experienced several tumultuous years, without a stable frontman. Along with his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks, Buckingham was invited to join Fleetwood Mac in 1975; the pair were recording in the same studio, and Fleetwood Mac had been without a guitarist or male lead vocal at the time. Buckingham and Nicks became the face of the group during their most commercially successful period, highlighted by the multi-platinum Rumours album, which would sell over 40 million copies worldwide. Though highly successful, the line-up experienced almost constant creative and personal conflict, and Buckingham left the band in 1987 to pursue a solo career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    In 2008 he revealed the title track was about his post break-up relationship with Stevie Nicks, however Buckingham's ex-girlfriend Carol Ann Harris claimed in her memoir "Storms" that the song was written about her breakup with Buckingham.
    More Details Hide Details The last track of the album, "D. W. Suite", was a tribute to the late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. The next year, Buckingham performed on USA for Africa's fundraising single, "We Are the World".
  • 2006
    On his 57th birthday, October 3, 2006, Buckingham's fourth solo album, an acoustic album now entitled Under the Skin, was released.
    More Details Hide Details Under The Skin features Buckingham on almost all instruments, with the exception of two tracks that feature Fleetwood Mac's rhythm section of John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. The album includes a cover of the Rolling Stones classic "I Am Waiting". Three days after the album's release, Buckingham embarked on a tour in support the album that lasted until the end of June 2007. A live album and DVD, Live at the Bass Performance Hall, was released documenting the Fort Worth, Texas show from this tour. In 2008 the Gift of Screws album was finally released, containing three tracks from the originally planned album, as well as seven new recordings. Buckingham then commenced a short tour to promote Gift of Screws in September and October, opening in Saratoga, California and closing in New York City. On November 3, 2010, Buckingham's website announced that he was working on an untitled album with release planned in early 2011.
  • 2000
    Buckingham and Messner subsequently married in 2000, when Messner was 30 and Buckingham was 51; she gave birth to a daughter, Leelee, the same year.
    More Details Hide Details Their third child, Stella, was born on April 20, 2004. The song "It Was You" from his Under the Skin album pays homage to all three children by using their names.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    On July 8, 1998, Buckingham's girlfriend, Kristen Messner, gave birth to their son, William Gregory Buckingham.
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  • 1997
    In 1997, Buckingham and all four of his bandmates from the Rumours-era line-up of Fleetwood Mac went on the road for the first time together since 1982 in a reunion tour titled The Dance.
    More Details Hide Details The tour was hugely successful and did much to heal the damage that had been done between Buckingham and his bandmates. However, Christine McVie left the band in 1998 because of her fear of flying and to be with her family in the UK, thus making the band now a foursome. In 2003, the reformed band released the first studio album involving Buckingham and Nicks in 15 years, Say You Will.Buckingham's song "Peacekeeper" was the first single from the album, and the band went on a world concert tour that would last almost a year and a half. The band toured in 2009, with the first date of the "UNLEASHED" Tour as March 1, 2009, in Mellon Arena (Pittsburgh). Christine McVie was not involved with this project. As of 2013, Fleetwood Mac is again touring as a four-piece band throughout North America, Europe, and the UK; the "Live World" tour commenced on April 4, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. On April 30, the band released their first new studio material since 2003's Say You Will via digital download on ITunes with the four-track EP containing three new songs from Buckingham and one new song from the Buckingham Nicks sessions ("Without You").
  • 1993
    A one-off reunion at the 1993 inauguration ball for President Bill Clinton would initiate some rapprochement between the former band members, with Buckingham performing some vocals on one track of their 1995 album Time, and rejoining the band full-time in 1997 for the live tour and album The Dance.
    More Details Hide Details Buckingham has remained in the band ever since. Born in Palo Alto, California, Lindsey Adams Buckingham was the third and youngest child of Rutheda (née Elliott) and Morris Buckingham. He had two older brothers, Jeff and Greg. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Atherton, Buckingham and his brothers were encouraged to swim competitively. Though Buckingham dropped out of athletics to pursue music, his brother Greg went on to win a silver medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Buckingham attended San Jose State University but did not graduate. Buckingham's first forays into guitar playing took place on a toy Mickey Mouse guitar, playing along to his brother Jeff's extensive collection of 45s. Noticing his talent, Buckingham's parents bought their son a $35 Harmony guitar. Buckingham never took guitar lessons and does not read music. By age 13, he became interested in folk music and, influenced by banjo methods, practiced the energetic style of the Kingston Trio.
  • 1992
    In 1992, newly elected president Bill Clinton asked Fleetwood Mac to come together to perform the song he had chosen for his campaign, the Christine McVie-penned "Don't Stop", at his inaugural ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details Buckingham agreed to be part of the performance, but the experience was something of a one-off for the band, who were still very much at odds with one another and had no plans to reunite officially. While assembling material for a planned fourth solo album in the mid-1990s, Buckingham contacted Mick Fleetwood for assistance on a song. Their collaboration lasted much longer than anticipated, and the two eventually decided to call upon Stevie Nicks, John and Christine McVie. The band's old chemistry was clearly still there, and plans for a reunion tour were soon in the works.
    However, Buckingham toured throughout 1992–93 for the first time as a solo artist; his band included an army of seven other guitarists (Buckingham himself calls them "the crazy band" on his Soundstage DVD), each of whom he individually taught the entire two-and-a-half hours of music from the concert (Lindsey Buckingham: Behind the Music documentary for VH-1, 2001).
    More Details Hide Details A subsequent fourth solo album, entitled Gift of Screws, was recorded between 1995–2001 and presented to Warner Bros./Reprise for release. Executives at the label managed to persuade Buckingham to hold the album back and instead take several tracks from Gift of Screws and use them with Fleetwood Mac. Thus, seven songs from Gift of Screws appear on the Fleetwood Mac album Say You Will, in substantially the same form as Buckingham had recorded them for his solo release. Bootleg copies of Gift of Screws—taken from an original CD-R presented to Warner Bros/Reprise—are known to exist and have been widely distributed among fans through the use of torrent sites and other peer-to-peer networks.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Following his split with Fleetwood Mac in 1987, Buckingham spent much of the next five years in the studio, working on his third solo album, Out of the Cradle, which was released in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Many of the songs deal with his relationship with Nicks and his decision to leave the band. "There were things lingering for years having to do with relationships and the band, hurtful things, that were impossible to deal with until I left. If you were in a relationship and split up, then had to see that person every day for the next 15 years, it might keep you from dealing with some of those things. While we made Rumours (in 1977) there were two couples breaking up in the band (Buckingham and Nicks, and John and Christine McVie), and we had to say, "This is an important thing we're doing, so we've got to put this set of feelings on this side of the room and get on with it.'" And when you do that long enough you forget that those feelings are even there. On this album, I'm putting all these feelings in the healthiest possible perspective and that, looking at it broadly, is a lot of what the album is dealing with. It's a catharsis, absolutely." "Wrong" was a gentle rebuke of former bandmate Mick Fleetwood's tell-all biography. Out of the Cradle received some favorable reviews but did not achieve the sales levels associated with Fleetwood Mac.
  • 1984
    In 1984, after ending his 7-year relationship with Carol Ann Harris, he released his second solo album, Go Insane.
    More Details Hide Details The title track was a modest hit, reaching #23 on the Hot 100.
  • 1981
    In 1981, Buckingham released his first solo album Law and Order, playing nearly every instrument and featuring guest appearances by bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie.
    More Details Hide Details The album pursued the quirky, eclectic, often lo-fi and New Wave influences of Tusk and spawned the single "Trouble" (inspired by Richard Dashut), which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in Australia (for three weeks). Two years later he wrote and performed the songs "Holiday Road" and "Dancin' Across the USA" for the film National Lampoon's Vacation. "Holiday Road" was released as a single, and reached #82 on Billboards Hot 100. He did other soundtrack work, including the song "Time Bomb Town" from Back to the Future (1985). Buckingham played all of the instruments on the track except drums, which were played by Michael Huey.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    When Bob Welch left Fleetwood Mac in December 1974, Fleetwood immediately contacted Buckingham and offered him the vacant guitar slot in his band.
    More Details Hide Details Buckingham told Fleetwood that he and Nicks were a team and that he didn't want to work without her. Fleetwood agreed to hire both of them, without an audition. Fleetwood Mac released their eponymously titled album in 1975, which reached number one in the American charts. However it was the second album of this new line-up, Rumours, that propelled the band to superstar status, when it became one of the best-selling albums of all time. Buckingham's "Go Your Own Way" was the lead-off single, soaring into the US Top Ten. After the resounding commercial success of Rumours (during the making of which Buckingham and Nicks famously split), Buckingham was determined to avoid falling into repeating the same musical pattern. The result was Tusk (1979), a double album that Buckingham primarily directed. Once again, Buckingham wrote the lead-off single, the title track that would peak at #8 on Billboard Hot 100. It was during this time that Buckingham moved in with record company secretary and aspiring model, Carol Ann Harris, with whom he lived until 1984. Though by most standards a hit, Tusk failed to come close to Rumours record sales, and the album was followed by a hiatus in the band's studio recording efforts.
  • 1973
    Their album, produced by Keith Olsen and second engineer Richard Dashut, Buckingham Nicks, was released in September 1973; soon after its release, however, Polydor dropped the duo because of poor sales.
    More Details Hide Details To help make ends meet, Buckingham toured with Don Everly's backing band, singing Phil Everly's parts. Buckingham and Nicks began a short tour promoting the Buckingham Nicks album, shortly after joining Fleetwood Mac. The touring band included drummers Bob Aguirre (from Fritz) and Gary Hodges playing simultaneously and bassist Tom Moncrieff, who later played bass on Stevie Nicks' 1981 album Bella Donna. When they played in Alabama, the one area where they saw appreciable sales, they told their fans they had just joined Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham Nicks has never been released on a legitimate CD. While investigating Sound City recording studio in California, Mick Fleetwood heard the song "Frozen Love" from the Buckingham Nicks album. Impressed, he asked who the guitarist was. By chance, Buckingham and Nicks were also in Sound City recording demos, and Buckingham and Fleetwood were introduced.
  • 1972
    Buckingham and his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks recorded seven demos in 1972 on a one-inch 4-track Ampex recorder kept at his father's coffee roasting plant in Daly City, then drove to Los Angeles to pursue a record deal.
    More Details Hide Details In 1973, Polydor Records signed the pair.
  • OTHER
  • 1966
    From 1966-1971, Buckingham performed psychedelic and folk rock with the band Fritz in the San Francisco Bay as a bassist and vocalist.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after joining Fritz, Buckingham invited friend Stevie Nicks to join Fritz as a second vocalist. Their romantic relationship would begin after both left Fritz five years later.
  • 1949
    Born on October 3, 1949.
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