This month, 43 years ago, on October 10, 1979, Fleetwood Mac would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The same day, Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles declared it “Fleetwood Mac Day.” Two days later, the anticipated follow-up to the band’s album Rumors was released. It was called Tusk.
A strident collection of confident, mostly bluesy material, the Doors’ album L.A. Woman sounded like the work of a band with a difficult road behind them and a long road ahead. The reality, though, was quite different. Front man Jim Morrison’s substantial alcohol intake was taking its toll on his health and creativity, not to mention his relationships with his band mates.