Thursday’s Top Tune Throwback: Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”

The 1977 blockbuster album “Rumours” would remain the No. 1 selling album on the charts for 31 weeks! It would also win the Grammy for album of the year. But its greatest accolade would be four top ten singles among the selections.

One of these, “Go Your Own Way,” is featured this week, although we could have chosen any of the four. “Dreams” would end up being a No. 1 hit. “Don’t Stop” would go to No. 3 and “You Make Loving Fun” would reach No. 9 on Billboard.

Fleetwood Mac spawned several great artists, including Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks, who is often referred to as the Queen of Rock and Roll. Ms. Nicks would be named among the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. And she also would be nominated for eight Grammys.

The British-American rock band was formed in London in 1967. The original group had at its core drummer Mick Fleetwood; guitarist Peter Green; guitarist Jeremy Spencer; and bass player John McVie. Christine Perfect, a session musician, would join the band in 1970 and marry John McVie in the process. Four years later, Lindsey Buckingham would come on board as the lead guitarist, bringing girlfriend Nicks with him. In 1975, the reformed group would take the album “Fleetwood Mac” to No. 1 on the charts.

Fleetwood Mac would sell in excess of 100 million records, with “Rumours” becoming the seventh bestselling album ever. Another member of the group, Dave Mason (guitar), also contributed to Fleetwood Mac’s hall of fame status.

Steve VassalloSteve Vassallo is a contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at or call him at 985-852-7745.

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