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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 24, 2013.
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Fleetwood Mac announces 2013 concert tour

Fleetwood Mac announces 2013 concert tour

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Rock band Fleetwood Mac is to kick off its 34-city U.S. concert tour April 4 in Columbus, Ohio, Live Nation announced Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 24, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, June 24, 2007.

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Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2006 with 190 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 24, the 175th day of 2005 with 190 to follow.
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Fleetwood introduces new band

LOS ANGELES, Del., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Mick Fleetwood needs more than just Fleetwood Mac to occupy his time these days.

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Today is Thursday, June 24, the 176th day of 2004 with 190 to follow.
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BBC in U.S. court battle

ENGLAND, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A state court in Maine is to rule in a battle between ex-Fleetwood Mac star Mick Fleetwood and BBC Worldwide over rights to BBC recordings

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Today is Tuesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2003 with 190 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Charles Aznavour in 1924 (age 79); Peter Nero in 1934 (age 69); Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, in 1950 (age 53); Jerry Dammers of the Specials in 1954; Icehouse guitarist and singer Iva Davies in 1955 (age 48); and Morriss
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
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Feature: Fleetwood Mac on the road

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8 (UPI) -- Mick Fleetwood declared that "We're back!," and the crowd at Ohio State University's True Value Arena here on Wednesday night greeted that as good news after Fleetwood Mac opened its first concert tour since 1997.
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Mick Fleetwood plays the drums during the Fleetood Mac performance at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA., on July 1, 2004. This is the 25th stop of their 35 city nationwide 2004 tour. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).
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Michael John Kells "Mick" Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) is a British musician and actor best known for his role as the drummer and namesake of the blues/rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. His surname, combined with that of John McVie, was the inspiration for the name of the originally Peter Green-led Fleetwood Mac. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work in Fleetwood Mac.

Aside from his work as a drummer, he also helped form the different incarnations of his band Fleetwood Mac, and is the sole member to stay with the band through its ever-changing lineup. In 1974, he met and invited Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to join Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham and Nicks contributed to much of Fleetwood Mac's later commercial success, while Fleetwood's determination to keep the band together was essential to the group's longevity.

Fleetwood was born in Redruth, Cornwall, to John Joseph Kells and Bridget Maureen (née Brereton) Fleetwood. His sister, the late Susan Fleetwood, was an actress. In early childhood he and his family followed his father, a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, to Egypt. After about six years they moved to Norway where his father was posted. He attended school there and acquired fluency in the Norwegian language. According to his autobiography, Fleetwood had an extremely difficult and trying time academically at the English boarding schools he attended, including the Kings School, Sherbone Park, Glos. He performed poorly on exams which he attributes to his persistent inability to commit facts to memory. He dropped out of school aged 15, and, in 1963, moved to London to pursue a career as a drummer.

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