1979: Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
1978: Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
1977: Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
1976: Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings
1975: Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain & Tennille
1974: Billy, Don’t Be a Hero by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
1973: My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings
1972: Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr
1971: It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King
1970: The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue by The Beatles
Stevie Nicks was born on May 26, 1948. Her work with Fleetwood Mac and her solo career have collectively produced over forty Top 50 hits.
Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, along with her then boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac’s second album 1977’s Rumours produced four U.S. Top 10 singles. Nicks’ “Dreams” which was the band’s first and only U.S. number one, remained at #1 on for over 30 weeks. That album has sold over 33 million copies worldwide.
Nicks went solo in 1981, She has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and, with Fleetwood Mac, won the Grammy for Album of the Year for Rumours. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
On this day in 1977, the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit was Dreams. The band was Fleetwood Mac. And the album was Rumours. Rumours topped the charts for about 30 weeks, and won the Grammy for Album of the Year. It’s made it to Rolling Stone magazine and VH1’s Top Albums lists, among others.
Fleetwood Mac is comprised of the founder, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, and John McVie. The lead vocals often depended upon who wrote the song; and for the most part, it was Stevie, Christine, or Lindsey.
Below is the track list as it appeared on the original vinyl version of Rumours, along with who sang each tune. Click on song titles for videos or performances. My favorite tunes off Rumors are Second Hand News, Never Going Back Again, and The Chain.