Do you consider Fleetwood Mac to be an English band?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AFOS, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

  1. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Fleetwood Mac were founded as an English band but the massive success of their later incarnation was largely due to the introduction of two Americans that is Nicks and Buckingham.

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  2. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

    Yes if Pre Buckingham/Nicks.
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  3. segue

    segue Forum Resident

    Many people say Bob Welch was the first American in the band, and was responsible for bringing a much wider audience to FM. Two albums sold more than 500,000 copies in America (Future Games and Mystery to Me) and Bare Trees sold more than a million copies in the U.S.

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  4. Pines Brook

    Pines Brook That sums up Squatter for me

    New York, NY
    They began life as a British band, but when they had their greatest successes they had become an British-American band.
  5. Mr Hankey

    Mr Hankey If you eat fiber on Xmas Eve...

    Dallas, TX USA
    Lindsey & Stevie’s band.....
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  6. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident


    Last album as an English band?
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  7. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    It's a band with English people in it as well as Americans. Like King Crimson, they started out all English then picked up American folks as they went along...
  8. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    They are a Southern California band, like the Eagles.
  9. Dr. Robert

    Dr. Robert Forum Resident

    Curitiba, Brazil
    And share with the Eagles the fact that none of them are actually from California :D
  10. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just going through the albums on Wiki and there was a massive jump in sales with the first Nicks/Buckingham Mac album. I'm curious how many FM fans are only fans of 1975 and later?
  11. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Forum Resident

    SF Peninsula
  12. mcwlod

    mcwlod Forum Resident

    Gdynia, Poland
    A band founded in England by Englishman with a name coming from their english musicians still active in this band - of course it’s an english band :confused:
  13. They're not a French band, that's for sure... ;)
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  14. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Le Fleetwood Mac
  15. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    UK. Mick and John own the band name and are the bosses. The others are dressing basically
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  16. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

    Million dollar dressing.
  17. poisonedhangman

    poisonedhangman Forum Resident

    Cascadia, USA
    Before they moved their base of operations to Cali they were. By the time they were recording at Sound City they were completely transatlantic.
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  18. redfloatboat

    redfloatboat Forum Resident

  19. Safeway 1

    Safeway 1 "mad, bad, and dangerous to know"

    Manzanillo, Mexico
    By the end they had developed an American sound with Nicks and Buckingham. Really they had 3 versions of FM. The early stuff with Peter Green is heavy blues and worth a listen. The middle section might well be my favorite. From Kiln House through Heroes Are Hard To Find contains a lot of choice stuff. Bare Trees and Mystery To Me are 4-5 star albums IMHO. I believe Bob Welch was the only American in the band at this time. There might be a studio musician I might be overlooking here. Next came Buck and Nicks and international stardom. I love the B/N version of the band but I really believe the Christine Perfect and Danny Kirwin gave them a run for their money.
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  20. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The parallel to the Bee Gees is interesting. Both UK bands successful in the 60's who became huge in the mid to late 70's with a very American sound
  21. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Radio A-Go-Go

    New Zealand
    Bowl-Cut Boy, always with the hot takes :laughup:


    Obviously an English Band who took on some American members later on.
  22. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
  23. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Once Danny Kirwan is gone, they aren't really an English band any more - and don't sound like one either. I like all versions.
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  24. jimbags

    jimbags Forum Resident

    Of course. Started as a fully English band and most of the members were English through their whole history.
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  25. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    F. Mac V. 1 -- English Blues band

    F. Mac V. 2 -- English Pop / Folk band

    F. Mac V. 3 -- English / U.S. Hybrid Pop band
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