I can not possibly imagine how this band, and or this song needs an introduction. But for those who may not know.
Fleetwood Mac is a British-American rock band formed in 1967, in London, England.
By the mid '70s, Fleetwood Mac had relocated to California, where they added the soft rock duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to their lineup. Obsessed with the meticulously arranged pop of the Beach Boys and the Beatles, the band become one of the most popular groups of the late '70s.
While most bands undergo a number of changes over the course of their careers, few groups experienced such radical stylistic changes as Fleetwood Mac. Initially conceived as a hard-edged British blues combo in the late '60s, the band gradually evolved into a polished pop/rock act over the course of a decade.
During the sessions for the Rumours album (one of the best selling albums of all time), everyone in the band was going through a breakup, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham with each other, John and Christine McVie with each other, Mick Fleetwood with his wife Jenny Boyd. They were able to work together, but most of the songwriting was on an individual basis. Stevie Nicks wrote "Dreams"
The line "Players only love you when they're playing" was directed at Lindsey Buckingham. Stevie Nicks was not pleased when he brought "Go Your Own Way" to the sessions, which was clearly about her. Stevie told Q magazine in June of 2009: "It was the fairy and the gnome. I was trying to be all philosophical. And he was just mad."
Released in June 1977 "Dreams" reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the band's only number-one single in the U.S., it sold over a million copies. In Canada, "Dreams" also reached number 1 on the RPM chart.
Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
In 1998, Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music