Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lindsey Buckingham won his entry through his work with Fleetwood Mac when he was a member of the group during their most productive years, 1975 to 1987. When asked to join the group in 1974 he agreed only if he could also include his romantic and musical partner Stevie Nicks. Together they led the band through their most successful record. Rumours, released in 1977 sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
While continuing with Fleetwood Mac in the 80s, Buckingham also produced records for Walter Egan and John Stewart while recording his first solo record. Law and Order featured Buckingham on almost all of the instruments with appearances by other Fleetwood Mac band mates. The album produced a top 10 single.
Lindsey Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac in 1987, after a long period of difficult relationships with his bandmates, including a breakup with his former girlfriend Stevie Nicks. Buckingham’s following sole record Out of the Cradle focused on the problems with Nicks and the band’
Since then Buckinghams’ career has been a mix of solo records and occasional Fleetwood Mac reunions which ended with his firing from the band in 2018 when he would not agree to terms for a tour by the band.