Fleetwood Mac; Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks Debut... (45 years ago)

Fleetwood Mac did their first show with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks 45 years today, (May 15th, 1975) in El Paso, Texas.

Stevie has occasionally commented on the show in interviews. It seems to have gone very well for her and the band, but until she walked on stage, she was a wreck. She recalls finding herself in the dressing room with all her stage clothes "scattered across the floor, just thinking, 'This is not going to work.' Nothing fit right, nothing looked good, nothing felt comfortable."

In a different interview, she says she was "very nervous before the show...sick to my stomach...really ill. And as soon as I walked out on the stage, that all went away."

Lindsey also remembers having to go through some musical changes during that first tour.

Lindsey did his last show with the Mac on January 26th, 2018 when they were honored as MusiCares Person of the Year at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He was replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.

Footage of Fleetwood Mac on stage in 1975

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