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Big Love Everywhere for Mick Fleetwood

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Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is 72 on the 24th of June.

Before Fleetwood Mac, Mick was in the bands The Cheynes, The Bo Street Runners and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers.

He became part of Fleetwood Mac in '67 when he joined with bass player John McVie.

There were various line up changes in the 60's and 70's until the classic line up of Fleetwood, McVie, Lindsay Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie came together in '75.

Their second album with this line up was the classic Rumours, which made the band superstars with hits like Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way and Dreams.

The band had further hit in the 70's like Tusk and Sarah.

There were various line up changes in the 80's and 90's but the band continued to release great albums like Mirage and Tango In The Night.

The classic line up reformed in '93 and have toured and released new music on and off since.

Last year Lindsay Buckingham left or was fired, depending on who you believe and Neil Finn joined.

Mick has also played with side projects including Mick Fleetwood's Zoo.

He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Photo credit: Brandt Luke Zorn