Friday, June 14, 2024

Fleetwood Mac’s Danny Kirwan Dies, Original Member Before the “Rumours” Gang Took Over


Long before “Rumours” turned Fleetwood Mac into a brand they were a cool group grounded in the blues. Danny Kirwan was a big part of their success. Today he died at age 68. When lef the group in 1972, Mick Fleetwood retooled, as he did many times (and did recently). My Fleetwood Mac was “Bare Trees,” “Heroes Are Hard to Find,” “Hypnotized,” and the first album with Buckingham and Nicks. That was a long, long time ago.

RIP Danny Kirwan. Thanks for these great records.

Oh Well:

Bare Trees:

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