This chronicle of one of the more durable of the British Invasion bands of the late 1960s will please avid fans and casual readers alike. As the band enters its fourth decade, Fleetwood and Davis ( Hammer of the Gods ) recount the fun, turmoil and triumphs that shaped and, at times, threatened to destroy the group. Despite numerous personnel changes over the years, involvement with drugs, grueling road trips, divorces and reconciliations, the core members of the group--Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie--seem to have the same enthusiasm for music they displayed together as a raunchy blues band playing in London pubs. Anecdotes about the group and its sometimes outrageous performances (on and off the stage) abound, as does commentary about rock stars who pop in and out of the text at unexpected places. Fleetwood emerges as hip and flip and the book is written in an assured, essentially happy tone. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to Rolling Stone. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990 Release date: 10/01/1990 Genre: Nonfiction
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