Dating for mick
“That’s not all it was, but that’s what we needed and what we needed it to be.It was the perfect fantasy.” Soon after — because his life wasn’t complicated enough, apparently — Fleetwood began an affair with Sara Recor, the wife of a music manager he knew, and Nicks’ best friend.
He invited Fleetwood to check it out, and while there, played the drummer an album he was producing for a boyfriend/girlfriend duo called Buckingham Nicks.The most memorable song was Vangelis’ theme to ‘Chariots of Fire.’” Once the humming reached its peak, “as if in a trance, I would drop what I was doing and in slow-motion, beckon them over” to give them the coke.Given the drug use, the sudden success and the complex interpersonal relationships, things became even more complicated when Fleetwood and Nicks began a messy affair that would last several years, cementing the end of his relationship with Boyd.This was the first time Fleetwood laid eyes on Stevie Nicks, a “fetching waif of a girl” then working as a waitress in a 1920s flapper-themed restaurant, and her boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham, a self-taught guitar wiz who crafted deceptively complex songs for his girlfriend to sing.Fleetwood, hugely impressed by Buckingham’s playing, asked his producer friend about the guitarist’s availability.As of this book’s writing, he had just divorced his third wife and was enjoying the company of a new girlfriend.
The band’s lineup has been equally shifting, with Nicks, Buckingham and Christine Mc Vie all leaving and returning several times over the years, including topping the charts together once more for 1997’s “The Dance.” Today, the five most famous members of Fleetwood Mac are all back in, having headlined two nights at Madison Square Garden just three weeks ago, with return dates scheduled for January.
To try to keep them focused on music, the men of the band moved in together, and Christine and Nicks did the same nearby.
For several months, they wrote and recorded together, all in deep emotional pain, and with — except for Fleetwood — the source of that pain sitting right beside them, writing hostile songs about that pain that they would then all play on and sing together.
Fleetwood and Boyd would often socialize with Jones, including attending seances at his home that he conducted via Ouija board.
The Cheynes broke up in 1965, and Fleetwood wound up in the Peter B’s, where he first encountered guitarist Peter Green, who he calls, “the most brilliant musician I have ever played with.” Fleetwood briefly played with Green again in the Bluesbreakers, which included Mc Vie, and the three then formed Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, which Green named after his “favorite rhythm section.” (The guitarist’s name was soon dropped.) Numerous lineup changes over the years saw Green leave and singer/pianist Christine Perfect join.
” As the crowd booed through the first song, the band’s bassist “stopped and started waving his arms until the rest of the band halted as well.” Then, he stepped up to the mic. Fleetwood, born in England in the wake of Nazi destruction, was dyslexic at a time before the condition was easily recognized.