Fleetwood Mac are one of the most iconic celebrity rock bands of all time, responsible for hits like « Go Your Own Way », « Rhiannon » and, of course, « Dreams » The band’s history is full of drama and feud, and the lineup has changed many times over the years – although singer Stevie Nicks has remained at the forefront for decades.
In 2017, a new story about the band’s album history, Rumors, went viral, a story that claimed Nicks wrote the album’s single “Dreams” while hanging out with a infamous funk musician
In 1967, Fleetwood Mac formed The group originally began as a union between drummer Mick Fleetwood, guitarist Peter Green and guitarist Jeremy Spencer
Over the years other members, like bassist John McVie, joined the line-up.In 1974 the band really began to develop their signature sound when Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, a duo of folk singers , joined Fleetwood Mac
In 1975, a year after Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, the band released their self-titled album, which went on to reach number one in the United States.
Throughout the seventies, Fleetwood Mac continued to break records wherever they went, selling venues and creating a signature style that remains iconic to this day.In the 80s, Fleetwood Mac slowly started to disintegrate, as infighting and drama threatened to tear the group apart
The fights peaked in the group during the making of the album Rumors, released in 1977
According to Biography, Fleetwood Mac would have started work on the album in 1976, after a lengthy tour Under a lot of pressure to create an album at least as good as their debut album, Fleetwood Mac focused on recording the album, but had problems almost from the start
According to reports, many of the band members let their romantic entanglements take over their lives, and eventually much of that pain and raw emotion made its way into songs such as « Go Your Own Way « and » You Make Love Fun «
The band members later claimed they were heavily dependent on drugs to get through the registration process, including pot and cocaine Fortunately Stevie Nicks was able to get a break from the recording every now and then escaping from the studio to write songs
One song, in particular, made Stevie Nicks immortal « Dreams » is a rock standard that recently resurfaced on the charts thanks to the success of an infamous viral video featuring a TikTok star lip-syncing with the song while singing cranberry juice
Still, Nicks wrote the song in a very unlikely environment According to Rolling Stone, Nicks had the melody of « Dreams » bouncing around in her head for a while when she ran into funk singer Sly Stone at a pause in recording Rumors The musician offered Nicks his private studio space, which he called his « magic room »
“It was a black and red room, with a sunken pit in the middle where there was a piano, and a big black velvet bed with Victorian curtains,” Nicks later remembers. “I sat on the bed with my keyboard in front of me I found a drum pattern, turned on my little cassette player and wrote « Dreams » in about 10 minutes «
Later, Nicks returned to Fleetwood Mac with a tape recording of the song, knowing she had found something special As everyone now knows, « Dreams » would become one of the catalog standards. by Fleetwood Mac, and the song that would define much of Nicks’ career
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World News – US – Stevie Nicks writes « Dreams » from the bed of a famous Funk musician
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