IMPOSSIBLE TRIVIA: 75% of Americans Could Do This in 1974, But Only 20% Can Today?
If Fleetwood Mac wants to take a victory lap, Fleetwood Mac can take a victory lap.
Another victory lap, I guess. They’re all kinda victory laps if you’ve got a reputation and platinum-plated catalog of the sort Fleetwood Mac has.
For a band with nothing really left to prove, the Mac behaved like it still had something to prove.
For its current On with the Show tour, Fleetwood Mac has managed to restore itself to the “classic” lineup responsible for such landmark albums as Rumours, Tusk and Tango in the Night with the unexpected return of long-absent member Christine McVie to the fold for the first time since she quit the group — in large part due to a deathly fear of all the flying involved with touring the world in a rock ’n’ roll band — in 1998.
This, of course, is a perfect excuse to stuff the set list with all the McVie songs that have been absent from Fleetwood Mac performances during the past 16 years, which makes next Wednesday’s show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia all that much more interesting!
If Fleetwood Mac still wants to go out every night and play Rumours top to bottom, more power to it. A few other albums might have surpassed that megalithic 1977 pop smash in sales over the years since Michael Jackson’s Thriller usurped it as the biggest record of all time 30 years ago, but none of them — not Dark Side of the Moon, not Back in Black, not even Thriller itself still gets so much daily play on radio stations all over the country.
Nowadays, though, the band no longer has to bound through “Don’t Stop” while politely ignoring the fact that the woman who wrote it isn’t there, and “You Make Loving Fun” and “Songbird” can resume their rightful, triumphant places in the set list.
This week of Lite Rock Impossible Trivia, I am giving you the chance to win tickets to see Fleetwood Mac October 29th live in Philly!
To win, play Lite Rock Impossible Trivia weekday mornings at 7:20am on the Lite Rock Morning Show with Eddie Davis.
This morning’s question: In 1974, 75% of Americans were capable of doing this, but in 2014, only 20% are. What is it?
The answer? (Driving a stick shift car)
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