50 Years, 50 Albums 1977: Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1977: Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’

What started as a British Blues Band in London with founding members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Danny Kirwin, Fleetwood Mac became the band that has broken records with album sales. Up until 1975 Fleetwood Mac changed members often creating different sounds and styles on each album. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined in 1975 for the band’s 10th album with the direction of the group going more towards a “pop” sound, which they certainly achieved with 1975’s self-titled album selling 7 million copies. Then came Rumours in 1977. This album sold 10 million copies after the first months and to date over 40 million copies have been sold making it one of the top selling albums of all time! Although the band was going through a lot of personal problems based on sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, and more drugs Rumours cranked out four top charting singles and seven more songs that were FM radio friendly that have become classics! We are humbled to include Fleetwood Mac Rumors into the WPLR Hall of Fame.

Learn more about the album:

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Fleetwood Mac: Behind the Drama, Divorce and Drugs That Fueled the Making of Rumours

The Cover Uncovered: The story behind Fleetwood Mac album Rumours

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