Gads, what a horrible choice to have to make! I guess 2nd place goes to Peter and Bob and Stevie and Chris and...
He's an excellent, innovative producer...he adds a certain coolness
His guitar style is awesome. Also, the way he produced and shaped FM over the years is undoubtedly brilliant. Give the man a lot of credit: he's awesome!
He's better than the rest!
Um...Innovative, incredible guitarist, 'n' all that stuff... :)
He's an incredible musician and he ain't too bad to look at either!!!!! I love his music and it has gotten me through some very rough times in my life!
He is Fleetwood Mac. Not to say that all of the others aren't. He is captivating, exciting, and an awesome singer, songwriter, guitarist, and most of all he is soooooo sexy!!
His guitar playing has always mesmerized me. I think he is one of the best acoustic players I've ever heard.
He was the heart of the band in its best period.
I love all his songs. He made Fleetwood Mac what they are.
He's so sexy...he writes great stuff
I feel he is by far the most talented musician I have ever heard! From his Buckingham Nicks project to Out of the Cradle, his solo music is the most inventive and his production genius is second to none.
He's an outstanding musician. He was the brains behind the hit making.
He looks so hot in that tan linen outfit with vest and hat a la 'Hold Me' video. Oh, yea, his voice and guitar too!! Hee hee hee
He is the best thing that ever happened to Fleetwood Mac.(Lindsey's niece)
A tossup between Lindsey and Peter Green. What makes the both of them so beautiful is their ability to take a song and pump authentic emotion into it, instinctively. What I love about Lindsey is his free-lance finger picking style and hyper-drive voice.
He is a supreme guitarist and he is so sexy...to me he was Fleetwood Mac.
He is not afraid to try new things musically, especially with his voice which is very underrated. His song 'Teen Beat' on the The Chain box set is at once hilarious and rocking.
Probably one of the most underrated guitar players, along with say, Steven Stills. Blues, rock, folk and acoustic; all played with a skill that shines on every recording.
Incredible guitar versatility and energy (particularly from '73 to '80)
I really enjoy his sound--he's a musical genius!!! I feel he is responsible for what most of us today would call Fleetwood Mac.
His writing and sound is different than anyone else on this planet. It is from the heart and he is not afraid to take a chance.
He is a studio wizard, knowing what little sounds to put where, he has the most honest/emotional voice of the group. Whatever he is saying conveys so much emotion and he is my main reason is his guitar playing. Knopfler and Clapton are great, but I do not think that they are nearly as versatile or moving/exciting as LB.
Guitar playing style, great live performer, music arrangement, and production...
Lindsey is a brilliant musician with a real drive to push his musical boundaries. Fleetwood Mac really benefited from this and are still good but not nearly the inventive outfit they were when he was involved. Plus, he has great hair.
I believe that while every member is absolutely important to the band, Lindsey really was the architect of the band's sound, as well as the group's best songwriter and a hell of a singer and guitarist, too.
Lindsey is truly unique and I like his singing and song writing. It's as simple as that.
He's not afraid to take chances with his music. He can pick an acoustic guitar like no one else I've ever seen. He's a talented singer, songwriter, guitar player and producer. He has gorgeous blue eyes. He puts on one hell of a show with Mac and solo.
I feel he was the prime creative force behind the band's best work.
He is a genius, a great singer, a great songwriter, and quite simply, very cool.
He kicks ass! He could write better songs in a coma than Eddie Vedder, Gavin Rossdale, or any of these alternative idiots can.
Lindsey Buckingham has mastered a mysterious art in his ability to compose lyrics and music which speak for our souls better than we ever could. His songs mirror our own lives -- our light and our darkness, our hope and confusion, our love and our fear -- especially when joined by the other great players of Fleetwood Mac. And this, after all, is the truest measure of an artist.
I think he has the best song writing skills of the band and also has a great voice.
Well, I'm kind of biased...
He wrote some many of FM's songs and he's just so cool!
When he is good, he is very, very good. Creativity is unbelievable.
He can take the pieces and make them whole...never breaking the chain.
He has a good melodic and orchestral sense to music, and he obviously co-wrote all the songs from 1975-1987 (look at the sh*tty Behind the Mask album for proof and compare to Out of the Cradle -- which one sounds the most like Fleetwood Mac?)
As far as I'm concerned, this man is one of most underrated musical geniuses of our time. It's obvious that his music is a passion. Careful listening reveals new wonders every time.
He's a musician whose music captures that feeling of the sharing of a common experience. And he has always been ahead of his time. Though 'Tusk' was described as an experimental album in 1979, today it sounds as fresh as...well today!
Lindsey is the Greatest! I love his songwriting, arranging, producing, guitar playing, singing, style, and he's just a great guy. I saw his show in San Juan Capistrano for the Cradle tour and it was the best show I ever saw!
His guitar playing and songwriting ROCKS!!! (Plus he's a huge Brian Wilson fan, just like me.)
He is a great songwriter, musician, and was the driving force during the band's peak. His solo work is also very impressive.
His music is haunting and memorable. Lindsey is the most musically talented and musically relevant member of Fleetwood Mac, then or now.
He is an awesome guitarist, like myself! (Just kidding!) Great lyricist too. (Like you?)
Are you serious? Not only is he handsome, he has the voice of an Angel and eyes of the Devil!
Proved that FM music can be FUN!!! Plus, the memories I have of the late '70's,(my High School Years) whenever I hear a selection from the White Album, Rumours or Tusk, takes me back.
He is not only an incredible musician and songwriter but he is also incredibly hot!
When I was little his voice amazed me and now I can appreciate his amazing guitar skills...
He has such a passion and talent for his work. He is so pleasurable to watch. His guitar work is unmatched. He is THE reason FM is back!
Nothing competes with Lindsey's guitar playing and raw intensity.
It is my opinion, with how Lindsey plays the quitar, that he could shoot a rubberband and make it sound heavenly. His playing just sends chills up my spine. Also, I LOVE Stevie Nicks voice!! If only I could sing like that, and her music writing skills just blow me away, she's so imaginative. I just wish that Lindsey and Stevie would get back together, then I would be really happy! :)
Well, this is going to sound stupid, but he's my fave because if I had been alive twenty years ago, I would've had the BIGGEST crush on him...not to mention he kicks butt on the guitar.
I'm in love with Stevie, but Lindsey is a bad ass (i.e. Out of the Cradle). Lindsey made the band.
His guitar and emotional singing just gives me the most goose bumps.
He's the most entertaining with his amazing guitar work.
I try to idolize the way he plays guitar, and because he seems to be the most level-headed member of the band.
He is one of the greatest guitar players of the century and he is just plain interesting to hear about.
He's so amazing with his guitar work and captivating vocals! He's also a looker with fabulous eyes, which doesn't hurt his appeal AT ALL!! :)
Lindsey was the creative force in much of Fleetwood Mac's work. He's a very underrated artist (and the fact that he's extremely handsome can't hurt).
What he has done for me..... There is no one who can compare...
he is very versatile. he easily plays many instruments
He is the fuel behind the band--(if Stevie is (arguably) the natural star, and mick is the glue that keeps them together, then Lindsey, in all his rage/passion/unending sexual frustration defines what rock is. And he's also very beautiful
He is the best guitar player in my book.He's brilliant! His music is wonderful and I think it's because Stevie that he doesnt get the recognition he deserves. Stevie is way overrated. Also Lindsey is handsome now and was sexy in his day
Fleetwood Mac was lost without him. He carried that band. He's a brilliant musician and. Not to mention he has the most mesmorizing eyes...
Like most people who took this poll, I think that Lindsey Buckingham is the most amazing performer and over all musician that I have experienced in my short life. I say that Lindsey's music is an experience because he utilizes such passion that to listen to his music is to know the experience. And like every other woman who took this poll I think Lindsey's the sexiest man alive
He is overall amazing. His guitaring is masterful whether it be lead, breaking out with mad solos, or just as an accompaniment and filler. It evokes a reaction, or emotion, unlike most people I've heard. Also, his songwriting is phenomenal, as well as his production skills. He's one of the more rounded, not to mention, more skilled, musicians around. Strange as it sounds to many guitarists around me, I can say that Lindsey is one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, influence on my guitaring style and technique, as well as songwriting
He is like a giant, living musical note. Music just flows out of this brilliantly creative, hugely talented man in his guitar playing, singing, songwriting, arranging and producing
I consider his songs to be the best that Fleetwood Mac has written and he doesn't annoy like Stevie can at times
He is the coolest guitar player in the world
He feels the music and has gone through a lot but still is willing to tour with them and has not changed his music to be hip
Do I have to explain myself? Well, it is close between Stevie and Lindsey, but Lindsey's solo albums are just so great! I love him!!
He is a guitar god and I love him and I want to marry him....(j/k)
He is the most awesome, underrated guitarist EVER
[Stevie and Lindsey: ] They're both so talented. I could listen to all their music for days on end
If it weren't for him that band wouldn't even be around right now. He is the creative force behind that band and they need him. Not to mention he is the best guitarist alive, and he's very easy on the eyes...
Lindsey is the all-time greatest guitarist and has a marvelous voice to go along with it!!! (not to forget his looks!)
He is just awesome! Need I say more? [no, that'll do;-) ]
He's the real genius. I love Stevie, I like her songs and listening to her, and I certainly love Christine's slick-styled music, but the real madman/genius is Lindsey
He's an artist with talent and integrity
Think about it that band was the best when Lindsey was in. Look at "Behind The Mask" He is a wonderful guitarist and is passionate when it comes to what he does. He is also very sexy
I think he's talented, attractive, and he brings a new vision to the world of music!
He is the most gorgeous man! But that's not the reason. He is a thoughtful, passionate person who loves what he does. Fleetwood Mac stunk without him. He did just fine on his own. He is a brilliant guitar player too
I never really appreciated his music before. Especially drivel like "Trouble". [ahem!] Seeing them live without him in '87 was a great experience, but seeing "The Dance" video showed just how much better FM is with him in the fold. And he deserves to be considered one of the finest guitarists in Rock. Highly underrated player, darn fine songwriter, and bizarre conversationalist. (Isn't that WEIRD????)
I love his unique style of guitar playing, his lyrics, and his voice. He is a very deep man, full of sincerity, and musical brilliance
He's the man that makes it all come together, and he's the wild energy that's latent in this band all the time
Extremely talented. A very underrated entertainer
I completely admire and respect his ability to pay attention not just to his section of the song, but to the song as a whole and how it sounds
I learned to play the guitar by hearing the Fleetwood Mac albums
I don't think I have to say anything, there are millions of reasons why
I'm a guitarist and Lindsey is such an outstanding player.. Truly a great idol for anyone!
He is one of the best guitar players of all time!! Actually I pattern my playing style after him
His guitar style and use of fingerpicking is so much greater than any guitarist I have ever seen
He's still just an average-guy, even after all the years of fame and money and disappointments. Not to mention, the man can wail on that guitar! =-)
I love the way he plays, and his whole attitude of not selling out and being true to what he believes in
because of his devotion to create incredible music
While the luminous list of names makes it hard to choose, I have to say Lindsey because the quality of his production is unmatched, his touch rivals other american masters (like Brian Wilson)
He is such a sweetie!
He is an amazingly creative and innovative artist. Addendum: Very friendly and courteous besides, with great sense of humor!
He puts more soul into his music than any musician I have seen. His music is not artificial in any way. There is a little bit of him in every note of every chord, and every wailing note of his music
His songs grow on you, to become classics in your memory, and as an artist he's truly respectable and unique
..I soon became fascinated by Lindsey's songs because they are soooo heart-renching. His personality is almost 'British' - aloof, and some-what arrogant. (I can say that as I'm British!!!!) I find it fascinating that such an individual can bear his soul so publically through his music
..I think Lindsey is really the added touch FM needed, he is such an incredible guitar player, studio guy, and song writer ...
When he performs "Big Love" in "The Dance" video, WOW, THAT is TALENT
He makes me melt
Super guitarist and so outstanding musically. Every song is so intense
His unique style on the guitar and the magic that he gives to his fans
He is an awesome guitar player. And he is a very good looking man. What more could you ask for in a rock star
Because he is the brilliant producer who made everybody else's songs so outstanding
... it is always interesting to hear what he comes up with next in music
He embodies all that is good about music - his spirit, passion and a mixture of raw and developed talent (and is he sexy or what ?)
He plays those strings like they're part of him!
He plays with soul, heart and above all, CARES PURELY ABOUT THE MUSIC. A man to look up to and admire in a time with so many plastic performers. He was for real, still is
...where to start! I must say he has been the biggest guitar influence on my life! I would LOVE it if he would give me lessons...
His lyrics are often what I'd like to express
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My favorite is the drummer Issac Assante, but since he doesn't count, I guess I'd have to say Billy Burnette. (What a shame Billy's first vote has to be one of default...)
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He helped FM get off the ground. He was there when John McVie wasn't.
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He is the most charismatic of the group and along with John McVie is the backbone of the band.
HELD THEM TOGETHER!
He's my idol, my hero, etc. He was very nice to me when I met him in Toronto (July 19, 1995). An incredible man, very giving of his time.
He's wacky and big.
HE IS THE HEARTBEAT OF FLEETWOOD MAC , AND ALSO THE ONLY GUY I KNOW WHO'S AS CRAZY AS ME.
I like drummers. And he's the spit of my mate Crofty. And you can always spot his playing.
He is SO COOL!!! I wanted to name my son Mick Fleetwood but my husband wouldn't go for it..All the members from the Rumours albums are favorites of mine.. I am so very very happy to see them together again! What a gift!
He's cool....ummmm he's awesome at the drums... and it looks like he has a lot of fun doing it too....
He is a drummer. I'm a drummer too. I pick up a lot of tips from listening to the music.
What would the band do without him???
He stuck around
I think he's a very talented Drummer. ..and his facial expressions are dramatic.
he is an enigma
Watching him play the drums has always put a smile on my face.
He is an original member.
He has kept the group together for so long
He's the most loyal member of them all....... and because I play the drums myself
Creative input. His playing on Tusk and Hypnotized, need I say more!
I rate him highly as a blues guitarist
He was one of the best I ever heard...
He was THE MAN, wasn't he? Nobody could replace old Greeney.
Amazing guitar style.
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He wrote the best songs, he was their best guitarist, and he had a good voice (not as good as some later members though).
He provided the early inspiration for a great blues-rock band, and influenced many guitarists and bands.
I love his bluesy feeling and he wrote some the greatest songs: Green Manalishi, Man of the world, Oh Well! etc. etc.
He's got one of the most powerful voices and the sweetest guitar-sound I've ever heard in my whole life.
He's rated (and rightly so!) among the top guitarists of all time. His passionate writing, singing, and playing of the blues and rock-oriented material is simply out of this world. His songs are never boring, and I could listen to him play for hours on end.
Just listen to 'Oh Well part 1 + 2' what a great opus. The strength, the emotion, the feeling he put in his songs, guitar playing and his vocals, make him one of my favorite musical performers ever. Oh yeah, don't forget about: 'Black Magic Woman', 'Green Manalishi'(I'm not worthy), 'Man of the World' ( the saddest song ever!!),'Rattlesnake Shake', 'Sandy Mary' to name but a few. Peter Green changed my life: he made me feel the blues and turned me into blues pioneers as Robert Johnson etc.
He is just one of the all time most brilliant guitarists. So much feeling, so few notes. If he makes B.B. shiver...! He's been through so much and at last come out of the tunnel.
Next to Hendrix, he is the greatest electric guitar player who ever lived.
For the guitar playing of course but the 3 man guitar format of the original mac comes in second.
He is the best guitar player white black or blues or rock as far as I am concerned.
I feel he is probably one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Of course all of the people and musicians that played a part in FM are quite unique people.
Greatest guitar player in the world of all time.
He is a genius.
He is the father of the FM
One of the great 60's blues guitarists.
Talent, soul, spirit, voice.
Because . . . this fragile legend is one of the finest guitarists ever. Each note he plays comes from within. But, he's back and doing great. Just what many of us have been praying for.
Peter Green plays with soul. No self indulgence. His tone is sharp. Simply the best.
How does one best describe Peter Green? ... Passion, Grace and Fire! -- Peter Green is simply the finest blues guitarist I ever heard. His deeply emotional approach to music makes an immediate impact to the listener. His guitar playing is unparalleled -- tone, clarity, economy and precision. This man also possessed a soulful, powerful voice and excellent song writing abilities. His sudden, angst-ridden departure from Show-Biz in 1970 robbed us of true genius. It is surprising that most people are unaware of his talent and contribution to the music world. His awesome talent can best be heard on "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" (1967), "The Original FM" (1968), "Then Play On" (1970), or "PG's FM Live at the BBC" (1995). Of later solo works, try "The End of the Game" (1970) and "In The Skies" (1979). I was very happy to see that "The Man of the World" is playing on once more ...
He is one of the best white blues players in the world.
Much like Gram Parsons turned me on to Country Rock, Peter has turned me on to the Blues. I'm sure it's no coincidence that all three of us are Scorpios.
First, he started the band! Second, as a blues guitarist myself I think Peter was/is the finest bluesman England ever produced (sorry, Eric) And finally, The Songs, c'mon without Peter we'd have no Rattlesnake Shake or Man of the World.
There would be no Fleetwood Mac without Peter.
There has never been another guitarist, or musician, to play with such intensity and soul.
He was the most sensuous and down to earth guitarist of his era.
He founded the group and is one of the four or five best guitarists ever.
There is a depth and a kind of pain to the music. The pain is evident in the way he plays and sings on those songs, and it's absolutely enthralling!
He was Fleetwood Mac
As John mcVie said: there's no one like him
Without him there would be no Fleetwood Mac; this website wouldn't exist. He is without a doubt one of the finest guitarists of that era. Mr. Green was also a fantastic songwriter
He is THE best guitar player of of his generation. I love his lyrics too.
"Man of the world", "Black Magic Woman", etc., brilliant!
Not only is he an incredibly gifted song writer, and without a doubt one the greatest guitarists of all time, He will be recognized in the future to be one of the greatest "composers" of our age
Just listen to his passion and power on guitar (and voice) on "Drifting"
He is bigger than life!
He defined artistic passion with his playing. You could feel his pain in his words and music. A "true" artist who never "sold out"
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His singing style is mystical and very soothing.
His songs were so melodic.
He could write some of the most beautiful and meaningful things like, 'Dust', or anything on Future Games...truly worth more than he is given credit for.
In spite of rather loose lyrics, the songs written by Kirwan were outstanding. The man could get some tone out of that Les Paul! He and Peter Green complemented each other wonderfully.
Danny Kirwan was a brilliant guitarist and in his first years with Fleetwood Mac, he was sooo sexy.
I really think Kirwan has been vastly underrated as a guitarist and songwriter. His best work with the band is on Future Games and Bare Trees, and he made some great contributions to the band when Peter Green was still at the helm. I really miss hearing Bob Welch music as well. I like all the incarnations of FM, but my favorite period was with Kirwan and Welch.
I guessed I'm kind of biased...he's my mum's cousin.
His music was ethereal and he was/is very talented.
His voice and guitar playing is so lyrical and vulnerable...yet not without strength and dignity. Woman of a Thousand Years and Bare Trees and Tell Me All The Things You Do are stand-outs for me.
Great guitar player. Peter Green is also my favorite band member
He's the best singer, a great guitarist, and his compositions are so SPOOKY!! "When you say" is awesome!
I love his songs especially on Bare Trees.
His musicianship and haunting melodies
He is a hero.
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...because although her personas is that of mature adult, she is not staid or stodgy, oddly enough. Also, her piano playing is as gently rocking & ingratiating as her voice.
She has the most unique voice...great tunes and great voice
She has a beautiful voice and a sleek, sophisticated style.
Well, others are awesome, but Christine makes a lot of my favorite music!
She carries the band through good and bad times on record.
She is a great singer and songwriter. Her songs hold a lot of meaning.
I want her to "Hold Me" because she'd "Make Lovin' Fun"
The woman has been writing and singing great songs for over 20 years, what other reason do you need to like her. She's done great things since she started.
I like her voice, but I also like Stevie too.
Christine and Stevie are tied in my books because they sing all the best songs!
I like Christine and John because I think they were a cute couple!
She had the most beautiful, heavenly, sexy voice that almost makes me cry every time I hear "You Make Loving Fun".
I don't know why, but I have always liked her style.
Her voice gets even more beautiful with age.Stevie and Christine are equal in my book because of Stevie's writing.
To me, she is the personification of class and always uncompromisingly & genuinely herself.
She writes the most incredible songs--lyrically & musically a joy to hear. She has one of the best, most soothing, & certainly most unique, voices in pop music...and she can rock! Or she can play the blues. Or she can do a ballad like nobody else. As a singer/songwriter, she's the entire package. She can probably make a sneeze sound pleasing.
Christine McVie is my favorite member because of her many talents she brings to the group. She helped redefine the image of women in Rock and Roll in that she is not exceptionally flashy.
She seems to really mean it. Her songs are not always so perfect. Sad Beautiful. Cool.
The songs she writes are the prettiest, in my opinion, and her voice is just beautiful.
She's the one stable person in the group! Plus, she's the most talented. Look at the range of her music over the years.
She plays awesome keyboards, is really a cool personality, and can sing beautifully.
She held the group together through so many years and changes in personnel, and her contributions were consistently good on every album.
Her music helps me get through some days. She's the best singer around.
I love her songs and she has a great talent for the piano.
I love her lyrics and the sound of her crystal blue voice.
She is underated.
She is a very wonderful lady
Seems that most of her songs have a nice, upbeat quality to them...Stevie is good also, but I tend to get depressed after listening to her songs.
Christine is the most unique musician I've ever heard. She has an absolutely haunting voice. Mick is right up there as well. There isn't a more creative drummer in the business
Her soulful singing, and her songwriting touch me.
She seems to be a great asset to the band and I don't think she gets much credit.
I admire her singing, songwriting, and personal strength. She's a beautiful person.
I never knew before what a cool voice she had!!!
Her voice is outstanding and she has instrument talent
I think she has the prettiest voice and she writes songs everybody can understand.
Her voice is constant and unchanging and I love the songs she writes.
She's beautiful, has a unique voice-and a kind heart.
She's such a talented songwriter/singer/pianist. Her songs really reach you. She and her style are totally attractive and unique. Her songs get stuck in your head...I hope to someday have half of Christine's talent.
Elegant, piano playing goddess. Love her voice to death. Everyone knows who Stevie is, but what about Christine?
>From the quotes I have read of hers, she seems to have a great sense of humor.
I love and respect with them all, but for some reason I seem to connect with her in a profound way. I adore her music and her presence.
Whenever I hear her voice, I immediately think of the times when I was growing up...and many fond memories of my childhood and things such as that, listening to the radio and hearing her Fleetwood Mac songs. To me, she is and will always be the true voice of Fleetwood Mac, although I love Stevie and Lindsey and everyone else very much...she is just very dear to me that way.
I really can relate to Christine's songs. Her voice is somewhat haunting, and very mysterious. I also like her unique style of singing, constantly changing notes without missing a beat.
Christine has a haunting voice and her songs are so emotional, you can't help feeling something when you listen to them.
I also like Christine, because she looks exactly like my spanish teacher
Her song "Songbird" was my wedding song
Because of her Beauty, Grace and Heart
Her songs and voice are what takes Fleetwood Mac to the next level. Her songs leave a lasting impression in your head and heart. If there was one person from Fleetwood Mac I would like to meet it would be her. What can I say, I dig her.
Three words: Christine Christine Christine.
Once you get past "The Chain" and "Landslide", her songs are at the top of my list of favorite FM songs
As she is just the greatest. She is my inspiration for all of my music, and I just wish to God I could play piano like her
Christine has proven her worth as a member of Fleetwood Mac. Her singing, in my opinion, surpasses that of Stevie Nicks (although Nicks is undeniably good in her own right) She is also a talented keyboardist. As a soloist, she more-than-deserves to be successful...
I think she has held the band together over the years, although the fame goes to Nicks and Buckingham. Her singles "Say You Love Me", "Don't Stop", "Little Lies", "Over my Head", and "Spare me a Little of Your Love" really define the Mac.
I fancy her. mmmmm Christine McVie 4 me!
Her voice is brilliant, and relaxing, her song-writting ability is outstanding and her piano.... Let's put it this way, I play the piano, have an alto voice, and try and do both at the same time, I don't succeed!
Great songwriter & musician and my favorite mac song all seem to written by her
Her Voice Is The Most Beautiful Voice Ever!
Christine is really a key member in creating that very well known Fleetwood Mac "sound" along with Lindsey, many of her songs are definitely instantly recognizable as a Fleetwood Mac song
I cry everytime seeing her sing SONGBIRD
She has an excellent voice and is beautiful and nice to her fans and I *love* her !!!!!
Two of her songs on her solo album helped to change my life
Her voice, her voice, her voice...
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Because he's honest and forthright and has been so devoted to the band through the years. John also has a great sense of humor.
No one plays the bass as he does.
He's the best bass player ever and even now he is still really good looking.
As one of the founding members, he is not preoccupied with being in the spotlight. He just wants to play incredible music with the best bass lines in the business. He drives FM's songs to their fullest and adds so much from the shadows.
He is the consumate bass player. he doesnt have to be in front, just next to the drums to make the best rhythm section in music!
Because he is an amazingly talented bass player, and he is funny, too. He's happy to take no credit whatsoever (like a lot of bassists). Except in his case, he deserves a lot.
I want his arm...the one with the penguin on it.
I want a penguin tattoo, too
He was the single most influence for me taking up the bass guitar. He is an all-time great bassist
John McVie is one of the most underrated Bass players ever, and he is the BEST Bass player ever. And he's just so cute!
I think John is the best Bass player there has ever been. He just has a way of making the songs really work. And he just happens to be a very good looking man!
Her voice is incredible and very captivating. She is very deep....She is a goddess.
Stevie is the first person I readily identified with Fleetwood Mac. She is such a compelling presence and poetic songwriter that she connects with you in ways I can't begin to describe. Plus, her songs on Tusk were masterful!
Seeing her in concert with FM or solo was/is truly life altering.The Nicks Fix)
She's got style and class. Her music is poetry and her voice is very unique.
Isn't it obvious? (John Kinney, Author of the
Her characteristic voice...her mystical song writing...that voice...Haunting mystical tunes.....lyrics to her songs....
Her music is original and her spirit is free. She's very intelligent, beautiful, and truly dedicated to her music.
She has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard.
Truly very very unique. Her music attracts you along with her physical attributes. Her concerts are captivating. Either you really love her or just acknowledge her. To me, she put The MAC on the world map.
She is so darn talented!...She is the FREAKIEST...unforgettable vocals
Her music has meant so much to me. When I feel depressed her voice puts me in a good mood. I think her music is very spiritual.
I love her voice, the way she looks, and the things that she sings about.
Because even in your darkest hours, her voice comes to you like an angel turning your nightmares into your greatest dreams...and she's hot!!! :)
Her songs truly speak to your heart. It's like somebody you know is singing these songs.
I love her music...but I love Lindsey, Christine, Mick and John too!!!!!
She is by far the most charismatic honest and talented performer there has ever been. She pours her heart and soul into her music for everyone to witness. There will never be another woman like her.[A picture from the set was sent to us by Cara Smith; she appeared with Stevie in the December, 1985 video of 'Talk to Me']
"Fingers find the ivory keys and a song begins to begin, like a wolf on the run. And you will find while in the wind something that you lost; the dream was never over, no, the dream was only lost...."
Most of my experiences were with Stevie. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her and be in a video with her. She is a wonderful lady.
There is no equal for pure emotion in music. Stevie projects an image of vulnerability combined with an ethereal quality that is compelling.
There is no equal for pure emotion in music. Stevie projects an image of vulnerability combined with an ethereal quality that is compelling.
Her voice is magical. Every time I hear her, chills come over me.
I like the songs she sings best, especially "Gypsy".
She is passionate, she is strong, and her music inspires my heart and mind.
Stevie is a fantastic song writer. Her words really touch me.
She is an inspiration (and I like her shawls too)...She's very pretty.
No song writer possesses her originality, intensity or style.[Amen!]
It's kind of a tie between Stevie and Christine, because they're both excellent singers and songwriters.
I've always liked her a lot since I was 4 years. old. She was my childhood idol!
I love her romantic and haunting visions that she portrays in her songs.
She is the most intriguing. She can really captivate an audience.
She's a Witch, and so am I! Also, I love her voice, and it is what helped me develop my own without fear of being too strong or too weak. A very inspirational woman!
...because of all the dreams and storms I have suffered through in my life-- "I have never ever been a blue calm sea."
She's made up of this magical soul essence that pours out of her when she performs. She's like no one else. Although I know a lot of people slag her, I think it's because they can't relate on a level of passion that she communicates. It makes some people uncomfortable, so they dismiss her as hokey or flaky.
Her presence on stage & in her music. She is just an amazing talent. Maybe its my perception but I don't think she gets enough credit for her solo work. The record company doesn't seemed to promote it much at all & her CDs don't get the credit they should.
Exceptional songwriting and haunting vocals. Truly magical in performance and quite a nice lady in person.
It's hard to say exactly why she is my favorite member of the Mac. I've just always loved her and her writing. I even have an original pressing of Buckingham Nicks.
There aren't enough hours in the day...
I love her voice and the way she could be so sick and still sing so great like on "Gold Dust Woman"; my favorite song...
The first time I heard Rumours my favorite songs were all by Stevie. I have NEVER heard a song of hers that I didn't like. Interestingly, when I first heard Bella Donna I hated it. It's now my second favorite Stevie solo lp after The Wild Heart.
She sings every word of her songs like it's the last life raft on the Titanic! I read this in some magazine article, and I loved it. It so true!
Her lyrics rock. I'm only 15 years old, but I relate to everything she writes about. I would give anything to just talk to her. She is a beautiful person inside and out. There's just too much to say about Stevie.
Her music has helped me through the rough times.
Her voice is on great turn on and her songs can send you on a wild trip alone.
She has a very unique voice, and dresses neat.
The SONGS, The LOOK, The VOICE, The STORIES, The INTELLIGENCE, The WOMAN!
Her songs rule! I feel like I'm floating when I listen to them! She's kind of weird and in 1979 wrecked a concert experience for my mother by changing clothes after every song, but other than that, she's pretty cool.
She is all that FM ever had.
The lyrics to her songs have a way of touching you deep inside...you can relate even if you take it in a different context.
Even though, it is the group "Fleetwood Mac" that had put together the style of music I enjoy listening to. I found Stevie Nicks gifted voice had put it all together. When she had left the group I still continued listening to her music.
She goes beyond all average expectations; she isn't a woman - she's a phenomenon!
My mom said if I were on my death bed she would get in touch with Stevie, because she would give me the will to live.
She contributed so much to the group even though she was not particularly wanted in the beginning.
She has the best voice. It's tragic and haunting and filled with meaning. The lyrics she writes don't make sense if you just read them sometimes, but after you hear her singing it, it all comes together, like she's singing lyrics that are totally clear. It's really kind of spooky.
Stevie has always been an inspiration to me. All of the concert experiences I have had watching and listening to her have been unforgettable. Especially, Chicago, July 18, 1994 at Poplar Creek Music Theatre. The Best that I've ever seen of her. She will always be in my heart forever.
I love her voice and the way she expresses the emotion in her songs. She loses herself in the music.
Her beauty, her voice, her lyrics and her clothes have inspired and influenced me since I was 8 years old. There are countless memories. With her songs she can take me to every palace or kingdom or heartbreak I could only dream of. I even named my daughter after her song Rhiannon because of what she did to her vocal chords trying to get it perfect for the album!
She brought a very unique and mystical quality. She has a very spiritual connection with her audience.
One cannot put a finger on the magical mystery surrounding Stevie Nicks and why she is attractive. I love to sing along with her and her songs.
Her songs are usually my favorites although I need the whole band working together on them!
Although I admire the talents of the other artist very much, Stevie's lyrics capture me in a way I can't explain (not to a computer anyway). Her songs are so personal and when seeing her perform live she is really trying to communicate with her audience through her song, telling them a true story. She is definitely a talent of today with old school qualities.
When I first heard 'Storms'...it completely fit a situation I found myself in. I literally bawled.
She is a captivating, honest, beautiful soul. Though I love all of the members (Rumours era), Stevie is the one I identify with the most.
She's talented, has endured the test of time, and is someone that the younger generations can look to for guidance
Stevie Nicks is an original and captivating perfomer. Not only is most of her music engaging, but as a performer there are few artists that have given me "goosebumps" when on stage..:) and Lindsey...their on-stage chemistry is amazing...I'm so impressed with them when they perform together...when they're doing solo projects, it just isn't the same.
I can relate to her songs...they all take me someplace. Some of her songs make me think about past loves (both good and bad). While other songs just make me want to dance and twirl! To me, she is the greatest singer/songwriter out there.
I think that she has an amazing talent for songwriting. Her songs are extremely beautiful, and I appreciate the sensitivity and experiences behind each of her songs. I admire her because her songs are so special to her.
She has a unique, gritty, powerful voice, tons of charisma and a great wardrobe.
She is so sexy & mysterious. I love her voice, the blond hair flowing, the lacy outfits she wears, her stage presence, & so many other things.
While I like all the members through the years, Stevie is who made Fleetwood Mac a household name, she puts so much emotion into her music which makes one appreciate the music much more.
Her music and singing are outstanding. Her solo efforts outshine any of the other fellow band member's solo projects.
She moves my heart when she sings. There has rarely been a female singer with such raw animalistic emotion. She is truly a goddess.
I love all of the lyrics in her songs. Especially 'Silver springs' and I think her gypsy style clothing is fabulous.
We both have long blonde hair, no children and not married. We both like crystals and Victorian stuff!
She is the main reason I started listening to the band. Her songs are the most inspiring, caring, sweetest songs out there. I would love to meet her and compliment her on her work that has made a difference in my life.
Truly a great rock figure. The first song I remember hearing by Stevie was 'Leather and Lace,' and at the time it was the perfect way to describe a relationship and even though that relationship no longer exists, for both of us it is still a meaningful song. Even though all the member of FM are great, Stevie has to be the best. Her voice, style, dress, actions and life are fascinating.
She is woman, and she doesn't try to be anything else.
..she is also very amusing during interviews..
She is awesome!! The songs she has written are so compelling and thought provoking. Stevie Nicks is so interesting.
I feel like I identify more with her music and messages [than Lindsey's].The lyrics and music she writes, along with all the rest of FM is so true and can be so easily adapted to anyone's experiences. She is so strong and beautiful and though I am only 18, I feel a strong connection to her music. I hope to be just like her someday.
She sticks to her music and doesn't let anyone change it just because it's not "in". That music that she makes is the kind that Stevie's fans love!!
"SilverSprings" is the most incredible song that has ever been written, and Stevie Nicks gives me chills when I hear her, especially when it's live.
Stevie has a voice of ellegance, strength and grace that will always reach the heart of many.
SHE IS FLEETWOOD MAC
She is a goddess! Her music touches your soul and strikes a chord deep within it. Once you here her, you love her!
because I saw her show and it changed my life. Her music is inspiring and it keeps me going through 7th grade every day. It did before in 6th grade too!
She represents everthing that is beautiful in the world. She is utterly fascinating. She is beautiful to look at and listen to. Who doesn't love her?
Her music has helped me through some very dark periods.
She's my inspiration--enough said. .
Cuz her songs seem to put into words stuff I can't. She's so amazing. Whenever I feel depressed I listen to her and she can make some of what I'm thinking go away. As my mom's friend put it listening to a Stevie song on your walkman with your eyes closed makes you feel high. All I can say is hell yeah!
Because I really love her voice. Don't get me wrong though, I like the other members too. [oh.. ok! ;)]
I like this artist because of her personae; she lights up the stage. She is also a very strong and courageous person.
She moves me in her vocals, and seems to touch a person, which no other musician has ever done to me.
She has the staying power that most female vocalists lack to make the transition from the 70's, to the 80's and now into the 90's.
She is completely herself--with absolutely no apologies--and she is so fabulous!
She seems to have the perfect song for whatever mood your in.
Her life is her music, and her music is her life. She clearly gives so much to her music and shares so much with the whole world. I truly admire her honesty and frankness with the public. I think that she has great dignity about herself.
(Stevie and Lindsey: ) They're both so talented. I could listen to all their music for days on end.
I think it's obvious! LOL!
Her words come from the heart. . .to be able to show your heart's emotions to everyone is truly amazing!
She is the best person because she gave up everything to be a singer and entertain people.
She followed her dream and never gave up until she got what she was searching for.
I would say Lindsey, but he's an ***hole. Stevie is not only a talented musician, she's a nice person. Good combination.
she is THE queen of rock-n-roll
She is so talented and I love her voice and she has been around as long as I have ! (I liked it with Lindsey Buckingham, John and Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and of course, Stevie Nicks.) Not that they are not great now, but the old stuff brings back GREAT memories of my partying days ... of long ago!
She is just amazing! Beautiful, talented, the voice, the poetry...she is my ongoing inspiration. I am only 15 years old but she has changed my life...
Stevie defines that mystical part of Fleetwood Mac. Everyone loves her voice is like an angel whispering in my ear. But that's just what I think.
She's f***in' awesome and she's a goddess.
it's a cliche, I know, to say Stevie is my favorite, but of all the members, I connect with her the most. She's definitely the most charismatic member of the Mac, which really makes me pay more attention to her and her songs.
She is so amazing. She has been through so much, not to say that the other members haven't been through hell and back also, but there is just something about Stevie... her voice and her ways, she will always be the reigning queen of rock.
She is her own person (well it seems that from what I know )
She is such a creative force. I feel like I can relate to her
With some people you can close your eyes and no matter what kind of day it was her voice washes over you and that day of whatever the problem is you just forget it and the whole world is perfect. She is one of those people.
She's magical...and I think that's enough of an explanation.
seeing her front row, learning about her - grabbing her hand in concert during edge of seventeen....etc.
her words, music, and beauty was my salvation growing up. She's a totally cool person with major talent
she is my all time idol, I love the way she sings and her whole style!!!!
She writes the only songs that can effect a persons feeling and judgement
She wrote my favourite song and she's friends with Billy Corgan.
Something in her touches me, hits home like no other. I can always relate to what she is singing about.
She has been through everything and still manages to keep doing her magic to this day
I think that she is one of the greatest female rockers and She is my main inspiration.
She seems like a nice person and i can relate to her songs. If it wasn't for her i wouldn't have confidence in myself to sing!!!!!!
She has such range in her talent
When I was younger, and not into FM at all--I saw her on TV a few times and she never seemed to smile (because she was so into whatever she was singing). It's nice to see that she smiles now, seems to have a surprisingly down to earth personality and a fabulous rapport with her fans. She's just really special
She rocks. Of the five most famous members of the group, she was the only one to have an amazingly successful solo career. Also, people tell me that I look like her
She reminds me of my best friend. Seriously! They're a lot alike
Stevie is my angel in the wind... she has written the best songs and inspired me to write many of my own...rock on gold dust woman...
It's the poetry in her music
She cares for and appreciates her fans more than any other artist in music
She's the S**T! Plus my sister and I are named after her and the song! (Rhiannon-Lynn & Stephanie-Lynn Nicole) I know my parents are sick, but I think its kinda cool!!
I can relate to her. Her words have a quality to them that is very meaningful to me
her songs inspire thought
Her honesty with her fans is refreshing, whether it be about her personal life or professional life, she lets you in. Her voice takes you along with her in her stories, it's amazing
She is a legend, plain and simple
she has an outstanding stage presence and all eyes focus towards her whenever she takes the stage.
she is a goddess..I love all of her work, both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. Her chemistry both on and off stage with Lindsey Buckingham is inspiring to watch. She is most definitely a role model for me and I look forward to all of the wonderful things that she will do in the future.
her spirituality and mysticality set the band apart from others even as talented.
Her voice is so original, no one could ever replace her even if they tried!!! I've been listening to her (and Fleetwood Mac) since I was a little girl.
She has faced a lot of crap in her time and has had the power to overcome it all and become a stronger person... she's a great role model for people....
Stevie takes us all away to land of heroes and dreams and to where all things unreal are real
Just because.Can you really describe how incredible Stevie is? I could be poetic now, but I won't, because that would just be scary...
..She brings her raw emotions to her songs and it's like you can feel what she was going through when she wrote the song...
Her songs can make me laugh and cry
She takes you by the soul and holds you captive
...She is the only singer who can pull of the witch look without being tacky
Because she cares about her fans!
'Bella Donna' was released the year I was born and has been so special to me all my life. Stevie is the epitomy of what every female musician should be. Being a musician I aspire towards Stevies's monstrous success, drawing inspiration form her optimism and perseverance
Her songs make me cry tears of joy, and tears of sorrow
Although she may be the most famous or at least "in the news" member it seems as if she is still underrated as a performer/song writer. The same can definately be said about Christine McVie yet even she gets more critical "respect" than Stevie. There is no question that Fleetwood Mac is a "team" effort but Stevie is and has been as a vital and integral member of the band.
There's no explaining her
She defines the phrase "Queen of Rock." I've been inspired by her music since I discovered rock and roll as a young child. I used to put on a black cape and walk around with a tambourine, pretending to be Stevie Nicks
When I watch her sing there is so much emotion in her face
I want to marry a women exactly like her
Just by reading what people have said about her, it is easy to see why Stevie is so special. People from ten to one hundred find something in her that touches their hearts, be it her music, style, or courage. "Landslide" made a profound impression on me. I heard it for the first time last year when I was going through a bad time and I cried and felt better. It's full of pain and yet it's so beautiful
She is someone to look up to. She has done so much, like 7 Fleetwood Mac albums (not including live and Greatest Hits), 7 solo albums and multiple guest spots. She is always out touring. She looks great and didn't stop singing because she gained weight. There are so little women out there showing that women can still be talented even if they aren't a size 4, 20 years old, or married with children
I probably would not have even heard of the band if it weren't for Stevie Nicks.
Stevie writes about things in our lives as though we have gone through it just as she has. When someone writes something that touches a persons heart that not only makes them feel good but also cry, that to me is very special! When Stevie is on stage singing you feel as if those songs were written for you only. So I look forward to every new thing that is written by Stevie!
She continues to create after all these years, and her creations are not diminishing in greatness.
... I know that no matter what happens I'll always have her amazing music to listen to.
... Although I usually don't know what her songs completely mean, I think they are great! I write songs, and I just wish I could write like her!
... [she] has always done what she liked, even if it was against the flow.
...And Because She Is ~Just Like The White Winged Dove~
...It's just that she's got this unforgettable voice...
...I remember seeing the Gypsy video when I was about 3 or 4. I told my mom that I wanted to be the lady in the shiny clothes in the magical forest
... she's the poet in MY heart!
.... I also know she is very giving to good causes and cares about everyone in the world.
Because she is mysterious - because she was hurt, and lived to write wonderful music about it. Because, most of all, she has a beautiful voice
Whatever my feeling or situation in life, there is ALWAYS an SNsong to mirror it
There is nobody else in rock music who appears to be out of fairy tale land
She has the most amazing voice and she has a way of being sweet and innocent and getting her point across through her lyrics. You can tell that when she sings how much these lyrics mean to her. It is very touching!
...her poetic mystical words that are forever frozen in time...
Stevie's lyrics have mirrored so many rough times that I've had in my life. It's almost "hauntingly familiar."
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I learned to know Fleetwood Mac from his Elmore James blues-riffs when I was deeply involved with all that blues thing. So I listened to some more FM-albums, expecting more of that stuff. Hmmm .. but it was "Kiln House" - and it got me out of the blues.[Return to the Penguin Poll Results.]
He's just too cool.
He's simply fantastic person!
His voice touches my heavenly heart I think he's cute, he makes my heart go pitter patter in the night, I wish I could put my ear to his chest while he's singing to see how he does it !! (really !!)
I like his Elmore James style.
I liked Bob's smokey blues style of singing (and writing for that matter). He was present during my favorite FM lineup, which included Danny Kirwan. Peter Green would be my second favorite - an unbelievably talented musician. I don't know, Nicks and Buckingham always sounded like The Archies to me.
He has very articulate songs and his music (Fleetwood Mac & solo wise) are just wonderful.
He embodied the post-blues/pre-Buck Nicks era, and was really cool!
No reason....he's just cool...
He was very kind to me at a concert in Austin, Texas during a concert at The Armadillo World Headquarters. I had been into FM since Kiln House, and Mystery to Me was my favorite record. French Kiss had just come out, and I had listened to it hundred times. His performance inspired me to be more serious about my own music.
He has a unique voice...very hypnotic.
His R & B / Jazz influence & mellow talk style singing helped re-define Fleetwood Mac & Bob Welch's status in difficul t early 1970's. As Fleetwood Mac's first American member, Bob Welch managed to keep Fleetwood Mac alive during their legal battles in the U.K. by acting as their lead frontman & manager during 1973/74. He also wrote most of the album, Fleetwood Mac / Heroes Are Hard To Find (1974, Reprise), which became Fleetwood Mac's first top 40 U.S. hit album.
He helped FM through a confusing time. He's also a good songwriter.
He saved the band and wrote awesome songs.
His work is always thought-provoking and well-written and produced, a true artist
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