In July 1975, British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac released their 10th studio album, Fleetwood Mac. The album was the group’s second self-titled release (after their 1968 debut) and marked the addition of two new members: guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and singer Stevie Nicks.
Fleetwood Mac was a line in the sand for the band. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie had been moving away from the earlier blues-oriented style of founder Peter Green (who left the band in 1970) and exploring a more pop-oriented style. The self-titled LP was a clear step in that hit-making direction (which they fully realized on their perfect 1977 follow-up Rumours).
The album, which featured the Top 20 singles "Rhiannon," "Over My Head" and "Say You Love Me," slowly but surely climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (almost a full year after its release) — and has gone on to be certified platinum seven times over.
Back in 1976, Fleetwood Mac appeared on the late-night musical TV show, The Midnight Special, to show off their new lineup and deliver a live performance of “Over My Head.” Watch singer-songwriter Christine McVie lead the band in this amazing Seventies soft-rock jam above.