Legacy: Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham
Still banging the drums... and learning to walk a tightrope.
Forty-seven years of Fleetwood Mac hasn’t been easy. Did you ever want to throw in the towel?
Mick Fleetwood: Not really. I needed a lovely job, and because I’m a drummer I need people to play with. So part of my story, really, is going out and finding wonderful people to play with.
Where did your ear for talent come from?
I learned a lot of that from Peter Green, my old friend who started Fleetwood Mac with me in 1967. He could have been a rock-god superstar like Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page, and he literally denied himself from doing that. He was all about giving people their space, and with the guitar players who came into Fleetwood Mac Peter was incredibly generous.