May 15, 1975

May15On this day in 1975, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks played their first show with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, in El Paso, Texas.

Lindsey and Stevie had been renting a room and cleaning house for Keith Olsen, the house engineer at Sound City Studios, in order to pay for their Buckingham Nicks record recording costs.

Fleetwood Mac was looking for new members and Keith Olsen played Mick Fleetwood a track titled ‘Frozen Love’ from Buckingham Nicks. Fleetwood liked it, and was introduced to Buckingham, who fortuitously was at Sound City that day recording some demos.

Fleetwood soon invited him to join the group. Buckingham agreed, but only on the condition that his musical partner and girlfriend, Stevie Nicks, could join the band, as well. Fleetwood agreed, and Buckingham and Nicks joined the group on New Year’s Eve in 1974.

The band quickly headed to Sound City Studios in California and started recording. The self-titled release of Fleetwood Mac’s Fleetwood Mac in 1975 would forever change music history. Stevie Nicks’ live rendition of ‘Rhiannon’ would send chills throughout the audience.

And it still does: Fleetwood Mac has reunited and tours to this very day.

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