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    10 Surprising Facts About Fleetwood Mac

    With a career that began more than 46 years ago and includes 17 studio albums, Fleetwood Mac has some serious history. Here are 10 nuggets you might not know about the band:

    1. Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was originally a Fleetwood Mac song.

    Listen to it here:

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    2. The Muppet Show's "Animal" is rumoured (ha) to be inspired by Mick Fleetwood.

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    Hear Mic's awesome drum solo in this live version of "World Turning."

    3. Founding member Peter Green left the band for religious reasons.

    4. Christine McVie's maiden name is Christine Perfect.

    5. The band has had a total of 15 members since its inception.

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    6. The "balls" hanging between Fleetwood's legs on the Rumours cover are actually toilet chains.

    Bonus: Homer & Marge's flawless reenactment.

    Super Bonus: Cats!

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    7. Stevie Nicks' inspiration for the song "Gypsy" came from her life before Fleetwood Mac when she and Lindsey Buckingham slept on a single mattress directly on the floor.

    "So I'm back to the velvet underground. Back to the floor that I love"

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    8. More than 1 in every 6 households in the United States owns a copy of Rumours.

    9. Tango in the Night originally began as a Lindsey Buckingham solo album.

    It features Christine McVie's irresistible hit, "Little Lies."

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    10. The band self-released their latest triumph, Extended Play.

    Now that you’re up to speed about the Mac, check them out on tour in Europe!

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    They were joined by Christine McVie onstage last night! Peter Green was in the crowd, too!

    Check out their tour dates here.