Lindsey Buckingham is a legendary guitarist who is best known for being a member of the American-British rock band Fleetwood Mac. The band’s recently fired former guitarist and vocalist was revered for his ability not to play guitar with a pick; Instead, Picking the Strings with His Fingers and Nails also enjoyed a successful solo career thanks to his six solo albums and three live albums.

The biography of Lindsey Buckingham

On October 3, 1949, in Palo Alto, California, Rutheda (née Elliott) and Morris Buckingham welcomed their youngest of three children. Lindsey Adams Buckingham. As a child, Buckingham and his older brothers; Jeffrey and Gregory were encouraged to participate in sports, especially swimming. The young boy attended Menlo Atherton High School in the San Francisco Bay Area in Atherton, where he swam until he quit his job to focus on his musical interests.

After noticing their son’s interest in music, Lindsey Buckingham’s parents bought him a guitar, but they never signed him up for music or guitar lessons. Buckingham learned to play and when he graduated from high school he joined a local band called The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band in 1966. During this time he also enrolled at San Jose State University but did not graduated. As a member of Fritz, Buckingham invited his friend Stevie Nicks to join the band as a second vocalist. The couple stayed with the band for five years before leaving to form a duo.

Hoping to become Lindsey Buckingham’s next big thing, and Stevie Nicks, whom he had started dating, moved to Los Angeles to get a record deal. Things seemed to be going well as planned as they were almost immediately signed to Polydor Records in 1973. However, after poor sales of their debut album titled Buckingham Nicks, the label released them.

Buckingham and Nicks began looking for a new drummer and Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mike Fleetwood, who heard of Buckingham’s guitar talent on one of his songs and was interested in working with him. Buckingham, however, refused to join the group unless his girlfriend/collaborator was brought along as well. Mike Fleetwood reportedly hired them on the spot without an audition, which led to the creation of songs like ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Tusk’ and ‘Second Hand News’, the rest becoming history.

Why was he fired?

Lindsey Buckingham first left Fleetwood Mac in 1987 after breaking up with his girlfriend. He said he couldn’t bear to still see and work with her while trying to end his business after their breakup, hence his decision to leave. After some time off, Buckingham embarked on a solo career before returning to the band in the mid-1990s, later joining them on their The Dance reunion tour in 1996.

Buckingham’s return seemed to have given Fleetwood Mac a resurgence as the band actively toured for extended periods. In April 2018, however, all seemed to be going well on the same level as Buckingham, who was fired from the band just before heading out on tour again. It was reported that his dismissal came after a disagreement over the band’s next tour. The band have since replaced their star guitarist, himself accusing the band of losing their point of view.

Net value

Lindsey Buckingham is said to have a net worth of $80 million. The singer and guitarist, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac, was able to build a bank, thanks to his great success in music, both as a solo artist and as a solo artist. part of a group.

In the 70s and 80s, Fleetwood Mac was one of the biggest bands in the world. They were known for selling out arenas and stadiums on their tours and have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling bands in the world.

Family – wife

Kristen Messner is Lindsey Buckingham’s gorgeous wife. The couple, who have lived together for more than twenty years, married in 2000 after meeting during a photoshoot for one of their solo albums. Messner, who now goes by the name Kristen “KB” Buckingham, was a well-known photographer, but now works primarily as an interior designer.

Together, the couple have three children. sonsWilliam Gregory Buckingham – born July 8, 1998, daughter Leelee Buckingham – born July 15, 2000 and Stella, another daughter, born April 20, 2004.