The man who helped make Fleetwood Mac famous has had an equally intriguing solo career.
Before he joined Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham was sketching out his brand of Brian Wilson-influenced pop with Stevie Nicks in the folky duo Buckingham Nicks. Mick Fleetwood invited the duo to join his band in late 1974. After Buckingham joined, the band's pop tendencies flowered under his direction. Not only did he provide the group with some brilliant, surprisingly dark pop songs, he sharpened the other members' songs with his production, arrangements, and breathtaking guitar playing. Buckingham left the band after its 1987 album, Tango in the Night, to concentrate on his solo recordings.
In 2013 Lindsey and Christine McVie assembled at Village Recorder's Studio D in Los Angeles (the same room where Tusk was cut) in order to re-establish creative chemistry. It worked. After returning to England, an inspired McVie began sending Buckingham demos and song snippets. They re-engaged in the recording process with John McVie and Mick Fleetwood for a new Fleetwood Mac studio album. The quartet cut eight songs before breaking off to rehearse for the band's upcoming On with the Show tour, which began that fall (2014) and lasted an entire year. When Nicks decided to tour her own material in 2016 rather than reconvene in the studio, McVie, Buckingham, Fleetwood, and John McVie went back in to finish the record they'd begun. The finished project, entitled Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie was issued in June 2017.