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The original Fleetwood Mac was formed in July 1967 by Peter Green (Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England; guitar) and Mick Fleetwood (b. 24 June 1947, Redruth, Cornwall, England; drums), both of whom had recently left John Mayalls Bluesbreakers. They secured a recording contract with Blue Horizon Records on the strength of Greens reputation as a blues guitarist before the labels overtures uncovered a second guitarist, Jeremy Spencer (b. 4 July 1948, Hartlepool, Cleveland, England), in a semi-professional group, the Levi Set. A temporary bass player, Bob Brunning, was recruited into the line-up, until a further Mayall acolyte, John McVie (b. 26 November 1945, London, England; bass), was finally persuaded to join the new unit. Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, as the group was initially billed, made its debut on 12 August 1967 at Windsors National Jazz And Blues Festival.