Their early line up pictured left to right of Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar) and Peter Green (Guitar & Vocals) released some great albums. Six albums were produced namely "Fleetwood Mac" (also known as the "Dog and Dustbin" LP because of the album cover), "Mr Wonderful", "The Pious Bird Of Good Omen", "Blues at Chess Volume 1", "Blues at Chess Volume 2" and their final album together "Then Play On".
They enjoyed massive commercial success and at one point they were selling more albums than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined. Apart from their successful albums they also enjoyed chart single success with "Albatross", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Oh Well Pt.1" and "Black Magic Woman" (which was also recorded and reinvented by Carlos Santana to even greater success than they achieved). Sadly the pressures of fame and after being reputedly spiked with the drug acid, Peter Green quit the band at the height of their fame before spending the next 30 years battling with schizophrenia. In the latter years of his life he recovered from his illness and began to play again with his own band Peter Green's Splinter Group. He has now retired again from music, but it was great to see him back for a while. Please find below a great clip of Peter Green in his younger days performing his own song "Oh Well Pt 1" with the above line up of Fleetwood Mac:-