Michael John Kells “Mick” Fleetwood born 24 June 1947 is a British musician and actor best known for his role as the drummer and co-founder of the blues/rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. His surname and that of John McVie formed the name of the band. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work in Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood married Jenny Boyd in 1970, and the couple had two daughters (Amy and Lucy). They later divorced, remarried and then divorced again. Jenny is the younger sister of Pattie Boyd, whose first marriage was to George Harrison and her second to Eric Clapton. Fleetwood and his third wife Lynn had twin daughters Ruby and Tessa who were born in 2002.
He is the author of Fleetwood – My Life and Adventures with Fleetwood Mac, his memoirs of his life, especially with Fleetwood Mac, published in 1990. Included in the book are his experiences with other musicians including Eric Clapton, members of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and an affair with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood also discusses his addiction to cocaine and his personal bankruptcy in spite of earning millions from his drumming career. In 1979, Mick Fleetwood was diagnosed as having diabetes, after suffering recurring bouts of hypoglycemia during several live shows.
Fleetwood wrote his autobiography in 1990, and helped to put together My Twenty-Five Years in Fleetwood Mac in 1992. He also opened a restaurant Fleetwood’s in Alexandria, Virginia in 1994. Since, the band has permanently reunited in 1997, and has continued to tour and produce new music. Fleetwood Mac’s new musical albums include Say You Will (2003) and Madison Blues (2005); their latest album, Crazy About the Blues was released in September, 2010. In 2004, Fleetwood released a solo album, Something Big, shortly followed by Blue Again , featuring Rick Vito, in 2008.
On January 12, 1998, Fleetwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.Fleetwood has lived in the United States since the mid-70s,and became a U.S. citizen on 22 November 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
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