Fleetwood Mac's " Rumours " album came out on this day in 1977. It was the band's soap opera, born out of months of fighting, piles of cocaine, money, and turmoil.
Stevie Nicks had just broken up with band mate Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie was in the middle of divorcing bassist John McVie and Mick Fleetwood would eventually hook up with Stevie, anyway, all this dramatic stew cooked up brutally honest lyrics and one hell of an album.
RollingStone.com wrote about one of the album's most famous tracks. "Stevie Nicks was sitting on Sly Stone’s bed one afternoon in early 1976 when she wrote “Dreams.” Stone’s studio — inside the Record Plant in Sausalito, California — was down the hall from where she and the rest of Fleetwood Mac were recording Rumours, and she’d often go there for a break. She’d bring in her electric piano, journals and art and hang out on the funk king’s black-curtained bed. “It wasn’t my room, so it could be fabulous,” she recalled in the 1997 Classic Albums documentary on Rumours. “I knew when I wrote it that it was really special. I was really not self-conscious or insecure about showing it to the rest of the band.”
Rumours would go on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1978, eventually sell over 40 million copies, and become a rock classic.
Fleetwood Mac returns to TD Garden March 31st and April 2nd.