Facts About Lindsey Buckingham

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More than just his time with Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham was a capable musician on his lonesome. From his Sound City work to his solo career after he decided to leave Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has shown nothing but virtuosic excellence. Here are some facts you probably haven’t known about the iconic musician from rock’s golden years.

The Things You Do For Love?

While Buckingham’s turmoil-filled relationship with Stevie Nicks made up pretty much the center point of his romantic life, he also fell in love with another woman (too much?) that he decided to dedicate a whole album to her. Go Insane was released in 1984, and was dedicated to his longtime girlfriend, Carol Ann Harris, with themes tackling their breakup.

 She’s Coming With Me

When Lindsey Buckingham was scouted by Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, he invited him to join the band. But the then-lovestruck Buckingham wouldn’t get on board if Nicks wasn’t around, saying they were a package deal. Seeing that Nicks was also a capable artist, Fleetwood hired them both.

A Musical Rarity

Buckingham and Nicks were already making music before their Mac days, simply titled Buckingham Nicks, never saw an official release, and instead had bootlegs passing up and around fans and retailers. Buckingham discussed the possibility of having the album reissued to give fans what they wanted.

Swim Your Own Way

Buckingham’s family was into swimming, with Lindsey participating in competitive swimming events with his older brothers, Greg and Jeff. Lindsey eventually took interest in music, while Greg soldiered on in his swimming career, eventually landing a silver medal as a competitor on the 1968 Olympic games.

Picks Are for Amateurs

Lindsey Buckingham never really understood the need for picks. Well, if you had fingers like his, you wouldn’t either. Taking from his musical inspirations, the Kingston Trio, Buckingham chose to go with the traditional fingerpicking method, being one of the most underrated fingerstyle guitarists in rock music.