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Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Circa 1969 I bought this double album called Fleetwood Mac in Chicago at Super Saver Drug in Bozeman, MT. I think I paid $6.95 or so which was a lot of money for a fifteen year old kid. I bought it because the people in the pictures on the cover were cool. Otis Span, Willie Dixon, Big Walter “Shakey” Horton and some skinny, long-haired white kids who looked as if they could scarcely give a shit.

I wore that record out. I bought another copy and wore that one out too. The fame and noteriety ( Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac sold more records than The Rolling Stones and The Beatles combined, I’m pretty sure) wore the band members out too. The stories are tragic. But the music is transcendent.

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  • Alan Ames March 11, 2017, 8:29 am

    I bought my first Fleetwood Mac album at Moses 5 and Dime in Dallas for $3.39 in probably 1966. Blew my mind. Of course, The Jimi Hendrix experience in 1967 at the Tom Thumb Grocery Store changed my life forever.

    • Bike Hermit® March 13, 2017, 5:43 pm

      Alan, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac blew my mind and changed my life. I didn’t even know what blues music was before. Thanks for the comment.


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