Monday, 18 June 2018

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Dodger Stadium with the USC Trojan Marching Band - 1979)

quote [ Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, 1977's Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks' song "Dreams"), and remained at No.1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. ]

A young guy at my office had never heard Tusk before, and was only vaguely aware of Fleetwood Mac. I LOVED this song when it came out. I was ten. I listen to it again every few years and it still gives me chills. Plus, Stevie Nicks skipping and twirling a baton is to die for. What more could you want? As a public service, I'm posting it as a quickie.
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hellboy said @ 6:45am GMT on 19th June
There was even a fake Fleetwood Mac in 1974 that had the same manager but none of the same band members. But for a really crazy story, check out what happened to their original guitarist Jeremy Spencer:

Shortly after arriving in LA on the day of a gig the group was scheduled to perform at the Whisky A Go Go, Spencer left the hotel room he shared with Fleetwood to visit a bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard. He did not return, forcing the cancellation of that evening's concert while the band and members of their entourage went searching for him. Some days later, he was found to have joined the religious group the Children of God, and he declared that he no longer wanted to be involved with Fleetwood Mac. Despite appeals from the band's manager, Clifford Davis, to fulfil his obligations to Fleetwood Mac, Spencer could not be persuaded to rejoin the band, and thus they had to struggle on without him, first recalling Peter Green out of retirement as an emergency measure, and later recruiting new guitarist Bob Welch.

Despite many rumours of brainwashing and forced induction into the organisation, Spencer has always maintained that he joined the organisation of his own free will. He had been approached by a young man named Apollos, who engaged Spencer in conversation about God, and invited him to a nearby mission where other members were staying. During the evening, Spencer became convinced that this change of direction was the best course for him to take, and by the time Fleetwood Mac found him, his mind was made up.


The Children of God (now calling themselves Family International) is a cult that used the strategy of "Flirty Fishing" to attract new members, whereby young female cult members would go out and have sex with men to entice them to join the cult. They've been accused of sexually abusing children by women who have left the cult, and the adopted son of the founder of the cult murdered one of his caretakers and then committed suicide. Fun stuff.


hellboy said @ 6:45am GMT on 19th June
There was even a fake Fleetwood Mac in 1974 that had the same (ex-)manager but none of the same band members. But for a really crazy story, check out what happened to their original guitarist Jeremy Spencer:

Shortly after arriving in LA on the day of a gig the group was scheduled to perform at the Whisky A Go Go, Spencer left the hotel room he shared with Fleetwood to visit a bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard. He did not return, forcing the cancellation of that evening's concert while the band and members of their entourage went searching for him. Some days later, he was found to have joined the religious group the Children of God, and he declared that he no longer wanted to be involved with Fleetwood Mac. Despite appeals from the band's manager, Clifford Davis, to fulfil his obligations to Fleetwood Mac, Spencer could not be persuaded to rejoin the band, and thus they had to struggle on without him, first recalling Peter Green out of retirement as an emergency measure, and later recruiting new guitarist Bob Welch.

Despite many rumours of brainwashing and forced induction into the organisation, Spencer has always maintained that he joined the organisation of his own free will. He had been approached by a young man named Apollos, who engaged Spencer in conversation about God, and invited him to a nearby mission where other members were staying. During the evening, Spencer became convinced that this change of direction was the best course for him to take, and by the time Fleetwood Mac found him, his mind was made up.


The Children of God (now calling themselves Family International) is a cult that used the strategy of "Flirty Fishing" to attract new members, whereby young female cult members would go out and have sex with men to entice them to join the cult. They've been accused of sexually abusing children by women who have left the cult, and the adopted son of the founder of the cult murdered one of his caretakers and then committed suicide. Fun stuff.



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hellboy said @ 6:45am GMT on 19th June
There was even a fake Fleetwood Mac in 1974 that had the same (ex-)manager but none of the same band members. But for a really crazy story, check out what happened to their original guitarist Jeremy Spencer:

Shortly after arriving in LA on the day of a gig the group was scheduled to perform at the Whisky A Go Go, Spencer left the hotel room he shared with Fleetwood to visit a bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard. He did not return, forcing the cancellation of that evening's concert while the band and members of their entourage went searching for him. Some days later, he was found to have joined the religious group the Children of God, and he declared that he no longer wanted to be involved with Fleetwood Mac. Despite appeals from the band's manager, Clifford Davis, to fulfil his obligations to Fleetwood Mac, Spencer could not be persuaded to rejoin the band, and thus they had to struggle on without him, first recalling Peter Green out of retirement as an emergency measure, and later recruiting new guitarist Bob Welch.

Despite many rumours of brainwashing and forced induction into the organisation, Spencer has always maintained that he joined the organisation of his own free will. He had been approached by a young man named Apollos, who engaged Spencer in conversation about God, and invited him to a nearby mission where other members were staying. During the evening, Spencer became convinced that this change of direction was the best course for him to take, and by the time Fleetwood Mac found him, his mind was made up.


The Children of God (now calling themselves Family International) is a cult that used the strategy of "Flirty Fishing" to attract new members, whereby young female cult members would go out and have sex with men to entice them to join the cult. They've been accused of sexually abusing children by women who have left the cult, and the adopted son of the founder of the cult murdered one of his caretakers and then committed suicide. Fun stuff.




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