Lindsey Buckingham is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac, and of course, as the former lover of rock goddess Stevie Nicks. Buckingham is still performing with Fleetwood Mac, and the band recently announced a North American reunion tour. The tour will kick off on September 30 in Minneapolis, Minn. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 1998.
Before the success of Fleetwood Mac and his solo career, Buckingham was half the duo of Buckingham Nicks. The other half, of course, was Stevie Nicks. The band was signed to a record deal in 1973 and shortly thereafter they released their first and only album, Buckingham Nicks. The duo did not last long, which was a blessing in disguise as both Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974.
On his own, Buckingham has released six solo albums. The first was Law and Order in 1981, and his most recent, Seeds We Sow, was released in 2011. Buckingham is an extremely talented songwriter and guitar player. He is what people call a finger-picking or fingerstyle guitarist, a technique that involves plucking the strings directly with the fingertips or fingernails, rather than using picks. In 2011, Buckingham was ranked 100th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Buckingham has also written a few original songs for some well known movies. He wrote, “Holiday Road,” and “Dancin' Across the USA,” for “National Lampoons Vacation,” and “Time Bomb Town” for “Back to The Future.”
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