1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2003 – Currently in the midst of big autumn tours, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac refrain from playing on the second anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Person Bruce Springsteen Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
2003 – Fleetwood Mac kick off their tour in support of Say You Will in Columbus, Ohio.
2000 – Mounds of pending litigation against it notwithstanding, embattled music fileswapping service Napster continues to expand with the release of a Macintosh-friendly version available for download. The new Mac version comes complete with exclusive features such as file search logs, “drag and drop” capability, and a color scheme that matches the hues on Apple’s […]
1998 – Robert “Waddy” Wachtel, a musician and arranger who worked on such albums by Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac, and his wife are arrested for investigation of possessing child pornography, allegedly found on his personal computer.
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., grosses a house record of $1,094,520.
1997 – The Fleetwood Mac reunion tour in support of the band’s new album “The Dance,” gets under way at the Meadows in Hartford, Conn.
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s live MTV album, The Dance, hit number 1 in 1997. It eventually sold 5 million copies in the U.S. after entering the BILLBOARD charts at number 1. A short tour by the band followed. The Dance included a live version of the original B-side to the 1977 “Go Your Own Way” […]
1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released.
1993 – A pre-inaugural gala in Landover, Md., toasting incoming president Bill Clinton features a reunion of Fleetwood Mac performing “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow),” the unofficial campaign song for Clinton and his running mate, Al Gore. Other performers included Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Little Richard and Chuck Berry.
1986 – Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie marries Eduardo DeMendoca this day in rock history!
1984 – Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac files for bankruptcy. Pictured far right.