Fleetwood Mac performed their first ever live show 55 years ago Saturday—August 13th, 1967 at the ‘National Jazz & Blues Festival’ in Windsor, England.
The future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group was then known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, a mostly blues band that was fronted by guitarist and singer Peter Green, along with Mick Fleetwood on drums, Jeremy Spencer playing guitar and Bob Brunning on bass.
John McVie had already agreed to join Fleetwood Mac, but he had a prior engagement that day and did not play with Mac.
Mick Fleetwood once commented on that very first show, saying, "It was sort of an astounding day. We were on the main stage, quite frankly, because of Peter Green. There was a whole underground atmosphere that adulated the gunslinger guitar player. You know, Eric Clapton left John Mayall and formed The Cream, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. It was all guitar driven, hero worshiping stuff. And no one knew who Fleetwood Mac was, but they knew who Peter Green was."
Also featured that weekend were The Small Faces, Pink Floyd, Donovan, Jeff Beck, Al Stewart, Cream and Chicken Shack. The most well known acts at the time were Cream and Donovan.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]