Category Archives: 1971

Fleetwood Mac Timeline – 1971

Here are the main events for Fleetwood Mac for 1971:

The two major events were band membership changes, as Jeremy Spencer went missing to join the “Children of God” religious group, and American Bob Welsh took his place as co-songwriter and guitarist/vocalist.

RECORDINGS

Recording Sessions

June-August: FUTURE GAMES LP

Albums & Singles Releases

March 5: DRAGONFLY” SINGLE

Sept. 3: FUTURE GAMES LP

 

TV & RADIO APPEARANCES

TV

July 25: GERMAN TV

Radio

Jan. 5: BBC RADIO

July 1: BBC RADIO: “ALAN BLACK – SOUND OF THE SEVENTIES”

 

LIVE CONCERTS

UK Winter Tour

Mid-January: SCOTLAND

  • Various Locations
  • Note: No actual dates found, just general reference
  • Source: FleetwoodMac.net

NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR

February 6: VERMONT

February 10: LONDON, ONTARIO

  • Venue: London Gardens
  • Setlist: Madison Blues / The Purple Dancer / Open the Door / Preachin’ Blues / I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom / Get Like You Used to Be / Don’t Go Please Stay / Station Man / I’m On My Way / Jailhouse Rock / The King Speaks / Teenage Darling / Hi Ho Silver

February 11: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

February 12: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

February 13: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

February 14: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

February 15: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

  • Venue: Whisky A Go-Go
  • Note: First of four concerts cancelled after Jeremy Spencer disappears.
  • Source: GoGoNotes

February 16: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

  • Venue: Fillmore West
  • Note: Second of four concerts cancelled after Jeremy Spencer disappears.
  • Source: GoGoNotes

February 17: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

  • Venue: Whisky A Go-Go
  • Note: Third of four concerts cancelled after Jeremy Spencer disappears.
  • Source: GoGoNotes

February 18: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

  • Venue: Whisky A Go-Go
  • Note: Final of four concerts cancelled after Jeremy Spencer disappears.
  • Source: GoGoNotes

February 26: NEW YORK, NY

February 27: NEW YORK, NY

Sunday, February 28: PLATTSBURGH, NY

March 6: DANIA BEACH, FL

March 7: OWINGS MILL, MD

March 12: DETROIT, MI

March 13: DETROIT, MI

March 14: TOLEDO, OH

March 19: BIRMINGHAM, MI

March 24: SAN BERNARDINO, CA

March 26: ISLAND PARK, NY

March 27: ISLAND PARK, NY

EUROPE SUMMER FESTIVAL

May 31: GALEEN, NETHERLANDS – PINKPOP FESTIVAL 1971

UK SUMMER CLUB TOUR

June 3: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

June 4: WALTHAM, ENGLAND

  • Venue: Forest Tech College
  • Other act: Warm Dust
  • Source: MarmaladeSkies

June 5: NELSON, ENGLAND

June 6: NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

June 7: LLANELLI, ENGLAND

June 11: KENSINGTON, ENGLAND

June 12: AYLESBURY, ENGLAND

  • Venue: Borough Assembly Hall
  • Other band: Gothic Horizon
  • Source: MarmaladeSkies

June 17: BATH, ENGLAND

June 18: CREWE, ENGLAND

June 19: SUTTON, ENGLAND

June 20: KENILWORTH, ENGLAND

June 25: LEYTONSTONE, ENGLAND

June 26: FELIXSTOWE, ENGLAND

June 27: STOCKPORT, ENGLAND

June 30: GREENFORD, ENGLAND

July 2:  BARNSTAPLE, ENGLAND

July 5:  BLACKBURN, ENGLAND

July 6:  LYTHAM, ENGLAND

July 9:  SCARBROUGH, ENGLAND

July 10:  HITCHIN, ENGLAND

  • Venue: Resurrection Club Hermitage Ballroom
  • Other acts: Home
  • Source: MarmaladeSkies

July 14:  TORQUAY, ENGLAND

July 15:  PENZANCE, ENGLAND

July 16:  DEVIZES, ENGLAND

July 17:  YARDLEY, ENGLAND

July 22:  PURLEY, ENGLAND

July 23:  BECKENHAM, ENGLAND

July 24:  BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

  • Venue: Small Heath Park
  • Other act: Status Quo
  • Source: MarmaladeSkies

July 29:  BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND

July 30:  TENBY, ENGLAND

July 31:  BARRY, ENGLAND

August 20: BERLIN, GERMANY

August 26: BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND

August 28: DAGENHAM, ENGLAND

August 30: LONDON, ENGLAND

August 31: LONDON, ENGLAND

  • Venue: Marquee Club
  • Other act: Nick Pickett
  • Partial setlist: Lay It All Down / Sometimes
  • Source: MarmaladeSkies

September 1: WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND

  • Venue: Hobbit’s Garden
  • Other acts: Hard Meat / Skin Alley
  • Source: MarmaladeSkies

September 2: NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND

September 4: SPEYER, GERMANY – BRITISH ROCK MEETING 1971

September 5: VIENNA, AUSTRIA – BRITISH SUPERSTAR FESTIVAL 1971

September 9: NAIRN, SCOTLAND

September 12: STEVENAGE, ENGLAND

NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR

October 15: DETROIT, MI

October 16: DETROIT, MI

Wednesday, October 20: MILWAUKEE, WI

  • Venue: Milwaukee Arena
  • Other acts: Frank Zappa / Rory Gallagher
  • Source: RoryOn

Friday, October 22: NEW YORK, NY

Saturday, October 23: WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Sunday, October 24: CHICAGO, IL

  • Venue: Auditorium Theatre
  • Other acts: Deep Purple
  • Notes: Fan recalls Fleetwood Mac gear didn’t arrive in time, so band used Deep Purple’s equipment. Also, Ian Gillian couldn’t sing for Deep Purple because of Yellow Jaundice
  • Source: Purple.de

November 9: PITTSBURGH, PA

  • Venue: Syria Mosque
  • Other acts: Poco / Colisseum
  • Notes: Poco played for Deep Purple, who cancelled
  • Source: Poco Blog

Friday, November 12: HOLLYWOOD, CA

November 13: SAN BERNARDINO, CA

November 20: SAN DIEGO, CA

November 22: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

  • Venue: Whisky A Go Go
  • Setlist: Tell Me All the Things You Do / Future Games / Morning Rain / I’d Rather Go Blind / Trinity / Oh Well / Black Magic Woman / Woman of a Thousand Years / Homeward Bound / Bad Man Blues / Ride ‘Em Cowboys / Black Magic Woman
  • Source: Bootleg

Unknown: ALLENDALE, MI

  • Venue: Grand Valley State Fieldhouse
  • Tickets: $3.00
  • Notes: Man who went to this show doesn’t remember the date but remembers it was a Sunday night. Fleetwood Mac played for Deep Purple, who had to cancel with three-day’s notice
  • Source: LocalSpins.com

Unknown: SEATTLE, WA

  • Venue: Paramount Theatre
  • Note: FleetwoodMac.net lists venue but not date for end of 1971 North American tour
  • Source: FleetwoodMac.net

EUROPE WINTER TOUR

December 5: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

December 18: VENTNOR, ENGLAND