Buckingham Nicks, as the group was called, sold few records but came to the attention of Fleetwood, who asked him to join Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham refused to do so without Nicks.
A year after the duo joined the group in 1974, Fleetwood Mac released a self-titled album, which became a hit. But it was Buckingham's "Go Your Own Way," the lead single on the followup album "Rumours" that helped propel them to superstar status.
Buckingham would break up with Nicks and eventually go his own way, releasing five solo albums. But he would return to the group, notably for President Bill Clinton's inaugural ceremony and as recently as 2009 for the last Fleetwood Mac tour.
Buckingham is married and has three daughters.
Nicks got most of the attention in Fleetwood Mac but Christine McVie, nee Perfect, is just as responsible for the group's success. The keyboardist, McVie was also an accomplished singer and songwriter, joining the group in 1970.
She later married John McVie and the short-lived marriage became inspiration for her best known song "Don't Stop." She also wrote "Say You Love Me" and "Over My Head," and in 1984 released a solo album with the hit "Got A Hold on Me."
In 1997, after four out of the five "Rumours" era bandmates reunited for "The Dance" tour, McVie retired from Fleetwood Mac and retreated from public life. In her converted barn in Kent, England, she recorded her last solo album in 2004 but didn't tour and only gave limited interviews.
Now 67, McVie continues to support her former bandmates. She attended a performance during their 2009 tour, but declined to join them on stage.