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Fleetwood Mac: A Musical History

Fellow musicians, journalists and fans celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac with a selection of their best-loved songs.

Fellow musicians, journalists and fans celebrate Fleetwood Mac with a selection of their best-loved songs.

Fleetwood Mac are the great survivors of British and American rock music. For more than fifty years they’ve overcome break-ups and breakdowns to become one of the most successful bands of all time. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide, with their 1977 smash Rumours accounting for nearly half of those sales.

They have endured, like all great bands, because of the complimentary talents of its members. From Peter Green to Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, it has contained some extraordinary songwriters. With brilliant musicians on all instruments, the band has been able to turn the songs into commercial gold. Above all the tough determination of the two men who gave the band their name has seen Fleetwood Mac through thick and thin.

Fleetwood fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview alongside other celebrity fans, who all pay tribute to the band in this hit-filled hour. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis’s frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Apr 2021 23:30


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Fleetwood Mac

    Oh Well (Parts I & II)

  • 00:04

    Fleetwood Mac


  • 00:21

    Fleetwood Mac

    Go Your Own Way (Live)

  • 00:26

    Fleetwood Mac

    Dreams (Live)

  • 00:29

    Fleetwood Mac

    Don't Stop (Live)

  • 00:37

    Fleetwood Mac


  • 00:41

    Fleetwood Mac

    Sara (Live)

  • 00:43

    Fleetwood Mac


  • 00:46

    The Chicks


  • 00:50

    Fleetwood Mac

    Little Lies

  • 00:54

    Fleetwood Mac

    Big Love

  • 00:57

    Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie

    In My World

  • 00:57

    Stevie Nicks

    Secret Love

  • 00:58

    Fleetwood Mac



Role Contributor
Narrator Edith Bowman
Interviewed Guest KT Tunstall
Interviewed Guest Fran Healy
Interviewed Guest Toyah
Interviewed Guest Sian Pattenden
Interviewed Guest Emma Dabiri
Director Siobhan Logue
Series Producer Siobhan Logue


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