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.