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Buckingham Recalls Pre-Fame Nicks Demos

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2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks’ only album as a duo under the moniker Buckingham Nicks. With a long-awaited reissue being considered for the near future — not to mention the album’s raised profile in the new Sound City documentary — we asked Buckingham about the album — and more specifically about the duo’s pre-fame “coffee plant” demos recorded before their 1971 move from Northern California to Los Angeles.

Lindsey Buckingham says that the legendary bootlegged “coffee plant” demos were a direct result of their previous band Fritz failing to make any headway in Southern California: “That band did as much as we could do to try and get a deal in L.A. and we failed, but people in Los Angeles seemed to have some interest in Stevie and myself, so. . . And it was really only at that point that she and I got romantically involved, as well. So, what we did was, my dad had a coffee canning plant up in San Francisco — up in Daly City, actually. And we would drive up there after-hours and work at night up there with a four track (recorder). And we were basically just assembling songs, but also trying to find a style we could call our own, y’know?”

Fleetwood Mac North American tour dates (subject to change):
April 4 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
April 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
April 8 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 9 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
April 11 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
April 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
April 16 – Toronto, ON – The Air Canada Centre
April 18 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
April 20 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
April 23 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
April 24 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
April 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
April 28 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center
April 30 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
May 1 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 3 – Little Rock, AK – Verizon Arena
May 4 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fairgrounds Racecourse
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 14 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
May 15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
May 17 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
May 19 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
May 20 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
May 22 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion San Jose
May 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
May 26 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Arena
May 28 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
May 30 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
June 1 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 4 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
June 5 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
June 7 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
June 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
June 12 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
June 14 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
June 15 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
June 18 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 19 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
June 21 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
June 22 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 24 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
June 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
June 29 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
June 30 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
July 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
July 5 – San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
July 6 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena

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