Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography

Play On Now Then and Fleetwood Mac The Autobiography After forty six years of being on the road this is the right time to look back in a way I ve never done before now and then This is the story of my life in rock and roll and how the band that has mea

  • Title: Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography
  • Author: Mick Fleetwood
  • ISBN: 9780316403429
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After forty six years of being on the road, this is the right time to look back in a way I ve never done before now and then This is the story of my life in rock and roll and how the band that has meant everything to me came to define me I m looking forward to sharing it with you Mick Fleetwood has been a member of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac, one of the worl After forty six years of being on the road, this is the right time to look back in a way I ve never done before now and then This is the story of my life in rock and roll and how the band that has meant everything to me came to define me I m looking forward to sharing it with you Mick Fleetwood has been a member of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac, one of the world s most successful and adored bands, for over four decades Here he tells the full and candid story of his life as one of music s greatest drummers and bandleaders, the cofounder of the deeply loved supergroup that bears his name and that of his bandmate and lifelong friend John McVie.In this intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Fleetwood vividly recalls his upbringing tapping along to every song playing on the radio, his experiences as a musician in 60s London, and the earliest permutation of the band featuring Peter Green.Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac s raucous history, describing the highs and lows of being in the band that Fleetwood was determined to keep together Here he reflects on the creation of landmark albums such as Rumours and Tusk, the great loves of his life, and the many incredible and outrageous moments of recording, touring, and living with Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood describes these moments with honesty and immediacy, taking us to the very heart of this multilayered journey that has always been anchored in music.Through it all, from intense love to plaintive heartaches, from collaborations to confrontations, it s been the drive to play on that has prevailed Now, then, and always, it s Fleetwood Mac.

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    1. Description: Mick Fleetwood, the drummer and cofounder of the mega-selling band Fleetwood Mac, tells all.In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n roll since his teens.The group Fleetwood Mac has sold over 140 million records worldwide, and they c [...]

    2. Yet another celebrity autobiography published with the sole purpose of generating income for someone who truly doesn't need it.I read Mick's first autobiography "My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac" back in 1991 and really enjoyed it. It took a lot of guts for Mick to let people get a real good look at the man behind the magic - warts and all. He came across as a quirky, charming misfit and I loved him for it. I loved reading about the history of the band from the Peter Green years all the w [...]

    3. Oh dear, did anyone else find this a tedious read.As a fan of Fleetwood Mac I received this book as a Christmas gift and was really looking forward to reading it.Yes it charts Micks life from his peripatetic beginnings and the start of Fleetwood Mac, his multiple marriages and affairs but manages to say very little of any substance. Although there is plenty about substance abuse and excess.His on again off again relationships with his wives (3), who he professes to be still be madly in love with [...]

    4. In den 25 Jahren seit seiner ersten Autobiographie ist viel passiert:Zwei Scheidungen, zwei Wiedervereinigungen von Fleetwood Mac, eine endgültige Abkehr von den Drogen, auch wenn die Abstinenzzeiträume für dieselbe Phase in unterschiedlichen Kapiteln nicht immer ganz kongruent sind, ein Umstand der so manche Zweifel am Rest des Buches, bzw. dem Erinnerungvermögen von Mister Fleetwood weckt.In Sachen Bandgeschichte und Aufnahmeprozesse bis 1990 ist das alte Buch detaillierter, als Drogenbeic [...]

    5. Just finished this right after I finished Joe Perry's and Neil Young's books. The difference between Fleetwood's and the others is that it felt personal. You feel like you got to know Fleetwood - not just the tall tales (pun intended) that come with Fleetwood Mac lore and legend. The early-Mac / Peter Green years were great - learned lots. The pop-Mac years were done well: not the same old stuff, but more personal stories from Fleetwood's point of view. Fleetwood was also not shy about talking t [...]

    6. As an absolutely massive fan of Fleetwood Mac, this book was everything I could have asked for, and what is even sweeter is that I own a signed version of it.

    7. This is one of the best autobiographies I've read in years, especially the early Fleetwood Mac years. I would have given it five stars easily, but he never once mentioned the Brits/Sam Fox debacle, which is unforgivable. YOU CAN'T ERASE IT FROM HISTORY, FLEETERS!

    8. Just finished Mick Fleetwood's second autobiography. Wowee. You know, some people who write 2 (or more) biographies are documenting separate parts of their life, while others are doing overlapping semi-general memoirs that go in very different directions. Good examples of the former, for me, are Anthony Burgess (I agree with whoever said they're better than his novels), Anais Nin (I've mostly read her fiction), or Marianne Faithfull. In the second category, I'd say Neil Young. But Mick's book, P [...]

    9. I have read A LOT of memoirs and biographies of musicians, and this one was hands-down the most frustrating. It was a reasonably fun read, and I love Fleetwood Mac, but not only is Mick Fleetwood very self-congratulatory but the man just does not learn! For example, after going flat broke the first time and having his credit card cut off in Singapore, his manager gets on the phone with the bank and manages to get an emergency line of credit, which they use to have an absolutely wild party in Sin [...]

    10. I thought I knew everything about Fleetwood Mac—but I was wrong. I thought this new autobiography might be a re-hash of his earlier one, with a few extras thrown in—but I was wrong. In “Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac,” written with Anthony Bozza, the Mick Fleetwood we meet is the definitive wizened elderly gentleman. He is reflective, focused and self-aware, but it’s not all about him. The love and admiration he has for his bandmates, and many others, exudes forth throughout the [...]

    11. 'Play On' is such a long running saga. Is it the autobiography of Mick Fleetwood or the band Fleetwood Mac? If it is the former, then Mick forgets to inform the reader of his place of birth, (Redruth). The details of his formative years are done and dusted in part of the first chapter. Thereafter we are gigging with various bands in the swinging sixties up to the first incarnation of the 'Mac', and the remainder of this book documents the band's many rock and roll excesses, traumas, hits, splits [...]

    12. You don't have to be a huge Fleetwood Fan to know that "Rumors" was special. That alone would be reason enough to pick up a book like this one. Besides, its always fun to read about the wayward ways of rock stars in the heydays of arena rock. Unfortunately, the book flatters to deceive.First and foremost, Mick Fleetwood wrote his biography back in 1990 or thereabouts. It was called "My life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac" and it was a fun read. Now he goes and recycles the same stuff. Why would [...]

    13. I enjoyed this book, nice to see that the Fleetwood Mac story (from Mick's perspective) brought up to date, the book did allocate the nearly fifty percent to the early years before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band and really over covered the years post-1990 in the last third of the book, this was a surprise as Mick's previous book covered up to 1990, but I guess he felt that he needed to tell this story again.The pre-1990 section could be seen as a duplicate, but I felt that t [...]

    14. A very thin, watered down bowl of Denial Soup. Mick spends an inordinate amount of time shining some light on others - it's up to the reader to notice just which others those are - while slipping and sliding around his own demons.I gained no new knowledge from this 'autobiography' other than what was easily read between the lines: for Mick Fleetwood, it always was and always will be about Fleetwood Mac; everyone and everything else be damned.

    15. I've read a few of the reviews and I guess that I'm fortunate enough to not have read the first autobiography. I also got it at a good price.I noted that regrets were put on the table and they were accompanied with apologies. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this trip (no pun intended) through time.I also liked that he provided a lot of background about his family and band members.

    16. The best damn autobiography I have ever read!While reading thisyou feel like you are sitting in a room with Mick, and he is openly reminiscing about his life and music career. He is so down to earth, and you can't help but fall just a bit in love with him. He is an amazing storytellerd engages you from page to the next.

    17. I'm not a big Fleetwood Mac fan. I'd give this book about 3 and a half stars. Mostly cause it was kinda funny.I have two Fleetwood Mac cassettes around here somewhere (possibly three?). Too heavily pop for me. Needs more guitar solos. I like Christie McVie's voice though. I would not call this a REAL musicians auto-biography: there's very little mention of drumming in it. He doesn't discuss his drums technically at all. He has no favorite drums, and doesn't even mention the brands he's used or e [...]

    18. A fun read for any Fleetwood Mac fan. I learned a ton. I was familiar with the Stevie Nicks era, but not much else. Little did I realize that era was only one of many and that the band got its start with the blues in '60s England. There are some really cool and interesting nuggets in here. How Mick's dyslexia cursed his childhood but enabled his drumming is probably one of the standout stories. The book, however, does pick up most of its steam once Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join the ba [...]

    19. Truly enjoyed this book, the way he shares the intimacy of his life and so interesting how things took shape. I finished the book with a completely new appreciation for Mick and Fleetwood Mac. Not only have I ended up going back to their original works but now able to full appreciate the gems which I had overlooked previously. I also enjoyed the way he sees the best in people and speaks so highly of some he could easily be bitter with. This is the type of person I love to associate with because [...]

    20. Went through the audiobook version and came away impressed. I knew little about Fleetwood Mac before this book, but I came away enlightened after the biography. Mr. Fleetwood gives an insight into the 60's british music scene and beyond. The book also jumps into many of the personal insights into being a career musician. Mick gives a very personal account of his life and openly admits his many mistakes. Fleetwood captures every detail of his journey from childhood to retirement. The book is a fa [...]

    21. I'm a big Fleetwood Mac fan and love (auto)biographies of musicians. This book was just so beautifully and well written. As soon as I started readibg I was not able to put this book down and I still re-read it from time to time. I could literally feel the love he feels for all these people pouring out of his words. Just absolutely amazing and beautiful.

    22. As a Fleetwood Mac fan, I was hoping for an interesting read. It is an effort by Fleetwood to come across as reflective, but he instead just comes across as self indulgent. His "no regrets" attitude comes across as being quite arrogant. I would not recommend this one.

    23. another band book ive read it starts out with way back fleetwood mac and progresses to you know the california sounding band we all know and love interesting but as you can imagine sex drugs & rock and roll .

    24. strange how there is so much regret at missing out on family life and children growing up in this book.good to hear how Mick repaired the band so many times over the years

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