We are now in the middle (though the “halves” are not halves at all; the second bit will be much shorter than the first) of a long project I started many months ago, comparing the relative histories of Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s.
Why would even a sad git like me want to do this?
Up to now, by the way, I have tried to avoid any repetition in this blog, an attempt which started to fall apart in this last few posts. From now on, I am abandoning that aim, not least because it has become unimportant. The posts are now comfortably into four figures, and go back to 2008. Moreover, a degree of repetion will be inevitable in the “Fleetwood Mac” bit, upon which we are about to embark.
Anyway, herewith the initial ephemeral trivia; both groups came into existence in 1968. The names of both groups comprise two words, and in each case the first word starts with “F”. Each group released a first, and eponymous (album name is group name) LP in 1968. The name of each group derives from real facts; one used to meet and rehearse at a house called “Fairport”, and the other is the drummer’s surname and the first three letters of the bass player’s surname.