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Old 05-15-2020, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveMacD View Post
It’s not a contest. Lindsey wasn’t viable as a solo artist at that time. His album tanked in spite of heavy promotion and the leadership change at the label didn’t favor him going forward as a solo artist. It also didn’t favor Fleetwood Mac going forward without him and Stevie, especially if Christine wasn’t going to do an extensive tour. Stevie also hit a low point in her career and needed to reinvent herself on a grand scale. A reunion was the only way any of them had a chance to have careers going forward.

You’d be surprised. Some of the small venues come up with serious cash to get a a couple of big name acts. I’ve seen some small venues come up with over $30,000 for a band.

I’d be curious to see the itinerary at that time. It could have been a pickup gig. In any case, I never faulted the venues and tours they did in 94-95 because they didn’t have an album of new material out. Since it was a new lineup with none of the vocalists in the classic lineup and they didn’t have anything released except one song, I don’t know what people expected them to play.
I regret so much for not going. I wanted to and then passed because of exactly what you said. What in the world were they going to play?
The following year in 1995 they were one of the big acts to headline "Sunfest" which is a HUGE 3 day art festival in West Palm Beach. This was May 1995 and Time was still being recorded. Bekka was there and Billy was in the band and they closed with Go Your Own Way. At that time, I never thought I would hear that song live ever again.
Christine on Stevie 1984: "10 years ago she really had her feet on the ground but she seems to have developed her own fantasy world, somehow, which Iím not part of. We donít socialize much."
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