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Lindsey Buckingham was born on October 3rd, 1949, Lindsey was the third, and youngest, son of Morris and Rutheda Buckingham


Lindsey joins the school band known as the "The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band" or "Fritz" for short with Jody Moreing, Cal Roper and Bob Aquirre.


Fritz regroups with the members Brian Kane (lead guitar), Bob Aguirre (drums), Javier Pacheco (keyboards), Stevie Nicks (vocals), and Lindsey Buckingham (bass) and on vocals.


Fritz disbands and Lindsey and Stevie Nicks form Buckingham Nicks


Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks release Buckingham Nicks on Polydor Records, the album fails to make an impact on the American Charts.


~ December ~

Bob Welch formally leaves Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood remembers a guitarist he had listened to at Sound City Studios, Mick tracks down that guitarist to be Lindsey Buckingham who he asks to join Fleetwood Mac. Mick then gathers that Lindsey will only join with his then girlfriend and singing partner Stevie Nicks.


~ February ~

Studio sessions begin with Lindsey and Stevie as members of Fleetwood Mac. The recording of the Fleetwood Mac (White Album) begins.


~ May ~

The new line-up of Fleetwood Mac open their the first concert at El Paso, Texas


~ July ~

The self titled album "Fleetwood Mac" from the new line-up of Fleetwood Mac including Lindsey Buckingham is released on Reprise Records. Lindsey contributes Monday Morning and I'm So Afraid and a new rendition of Crystal from the Buckingham Nicks album. Lindsey also co-writes World Turning with Christine McVie.


~ February ~

Studio sessions begin for the follow-up album to Fleetwood Mac, which will become Rumours.


~ June ~
An old Buckingham Nicks single Crying In The Night is re-released, but it misses the US charts.


~ September ~
Following the success of the singles lifted from the Fleetwood Mac album, the album will finally make #1 on the US album chart. It will make #23 on the UK album chart.


~ February ~
Fleetwood Mac's second new album with Lindsey as a member Rumours is released, following personal problems between the two couples in the band, the songs on the album reflect the mood and connect with the buying public. Rumours will go on to sell in excess of 15 million copies worldwide, reaching both the #1 slot on the US and UK album charts.

More to follow

Sources include The Penguin Website and Go Your Own Way Website, with thanks. Additions and corrections please email me.

(c) - Still Going Insane 2002

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