3 October 1949, Palo Alto, California, USA. The pop mastermind behind Fleetwood Macs golden era, Buckingham began his career as a folk-singer before joining Fritz, an aspiring Bay Area rock band that also featured vocalist Stevie Nicks. When Fritz folded in 1971, the couple, now linked professionally and romantically, formed a new unit, Buckingham Nicks. 1973s self-titled album offered glimpses of the harmonized style the duo later forged, but it made little commercial impression and Buckingham undertook session work. However, the album was later used to demonstrate technical facilities when Mick Fleetwood was researching likely studio locations for Fleetwood Macs next album. By chance, both Buckingham and Nicks were in an adjacent room and the seeds of a fruitful partnership were sown. When Bob Welch left Fleetwood Mac in December 1974, Fleetwood invited the pair to join as replacements. Their arrival signalled a renaissance in the bands...
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