Fleetwood Mac is an American-British rock band from London, UK.
Formed by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer in 1967, the group hires a first bassist, Bob Brunning, before the arrival of John McVie, who establishes the band's first stable training: Fleetwood Mac records then his first album. The name Fleetwood Mac is derived from the combination of last names Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, the only permanent members throughout the group's career.
Danny Kirwan joins as third guitarist in 1969, and keyboardist Christine Perfect, in session for their second album, later marries John McVie and joins the group in 1970. At this time, the band is mainly devoted to British blues, publishing the hit Albatross> and other singles like Oh Well and Black Magic Woman. Internal problems lead to the departure of guitarists Green and Spencer, replaced by Bob Welch and Bob Weston; however, Welch and Weston also left in 1974, leaving the band without a guitarist and singer until 1975, when guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks, both Americans, made their debut.
Originally training blues rock, Fleetwood Mac evolves in the course of the departures and arrivals of its members and knows its commercial apogee at the end of the 1970s in a pop rock register: the group is notably known for its album Rumors, released in 1977, sold to date to 40 million copies, making it one of the best-selling albums in the world.