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Biographies - Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
Born: June 24, 1942
Briefly
British musician best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band "Fleetwood Mac" (formed 1967).


  
 
 
               

Born Jun 24, 1942 in London, England

Mick Fleetwood is best known for his tremendous success as the drummer of Fleetwood Mac, the wildly successful band he co-founded in 1967 with fellow John Mayall alumni Peter Green (guitar) and John McVie (bass). The turmoil of the bands meteoric rise to superstardom is well-known and documented in its own entry; Fleetwood himself eventually lost his marriage after it was discovered in 1973 that his wife was having an affair with Mac guitarist Bob Weston.
After the supporting tour for 1979s Tusk, Fleetwood recorded his debut solo album, The Visitor, which was released in 1981 and displayed the drummers interest in worldbeat. After the 1982 Mac album Mirage, Fleetwood cut a second solo record, 1983s Im Not Me, which featured cameos from several Mac members.

Fleetwood Mac went on hiatus until 1987, when Fleetwoods declaration of bankruptcy prompted the reunion LP Tango in the Night; even Lindsey Buckingham was persuaded to join in, albeit only in the studio. Even as the bands classic 70s lineup splintered, Fleetwood kept versions of the band going throughout the 90s, without enjoying much commercial success until the full-fledged reunion on 1997s .



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