Fleetwood Mac – Second Hand News


Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with “Albatross”; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ “Dreams”.

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Fleetwood Mac – Second Hand News

To date, the album has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-selling album of all time. The band achieved more modest success between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s between the departure and return of Christine McVie.

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“Second Hand News” is a song written by Lindsey Buckingham that was first performed by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac as the opening track of their 1977 album Rumours.”Second Hand News” was a frontrunner to be the lead track of the album throughout the recording of the Rumours. According to author Jacob Hoye, its opening lines “I know there’s nothing to say/Someone has taken my place” set the mood for the entire album. It is one of several songs on Rumours reflecting the romantic breakup of Buckingham and bandmate Stevie Nicks.

Fleetwood Mac biographer Donald Brackett highlights the irony of lines such as “One thing I think your should know/I ain’t gonna miss you when you go.” Buckingham wouldn’t miss Nicks, because she isn’t going anywhere; they still have to record and perform together. According to Buckingham, the song incorporates Scottish and Irish folk song influences. Buckingham originally introduced the song to the band on the guitar without any lyrics, with the working title of “Strummer.”

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