The 60’s in London, saw American Rhythm and Blues take hold of the nation’s music scene, spawning the British Invasion with groups like the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Towards the end of the 60’s, British blues guitarist Peter Green formed a band with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (And later John’s wife Christine McVie), that was heavily influenced by this era. With future additions of Americans Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac became a union that celebrates two great nations that have in shaped the music industry.
The 1977 album Rumours is a quintessential part of the 70’s, and has become one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It spawn timeless songs such as Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way and their biggest hit ever Dreams. The album’s producer Ken Caillat, went on to win a Grammy as Producer of the year for his work on the album.
Their music has lived on through the years, inspiring many artists and their music has been covered by commercially successful acts such as The Corrs, The Cranberries, Elton John Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20.
The following video production ‘Off the Record’, captures special moments with younger singer songwriter Nicole Atkins meeting Mick Fleetwood. Together they share their journeys, and in particular the influence that Edith Piaf has had over both Nicole and Stevie Nick’s style of singing, with the use of vibrato.
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