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Jeremy Spencer

Photo Copyrighted: Morten GjerdeFounder member of Fleetwood Mac, slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer was born in West Hartlepool, England on July 4, 1948; he started taking piano lessons at age nine, switched to guitar at 15 to emulate his rock & roll idols, and the following year discovered Elmore James, who became his chief influence. In 1967, Spencer became the fourth member of the fledgling Fleetwood Mac, concentrating primarily on slide guitar but also doubling up on piano. He was a major component of the group’s early blues-rock sound on albums like 1968’s Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and 1969’s English Rose. A gifted musical impressionist, Spencer’s affectionate send-ups of early rock & roll styles and artists were sometimes incorporated into the group’s live shows; in 1970, Spencer released a self-titled solo LP in that vein on Reprise, featuring parodies of rockabilly, teen idol ballads, surf, Elvis, psychedelia, and even Mac itself. That same year’s Kiln House would prove to be the last Mac album Spencer played on, however.

Meanwhile, Spencer re-emerged in 1973 with a new album, Jeremy Spencer & the Children, on CBS; influenced by psychedelia and folk-rock, it was wholly devoted to Spencer’s newfound faith. In 1975, Spencer returned to London and formed a blues-rock group called Albatross. In 1979, he released another solo album on Atlantic, titled Flee. Though Spencer remained silent on record, he continued to play music and tour, and devoted much of his time to charitable causes. As the millennium drew to a close, Spencer toured India three times (in 1995, 1998, and 2000), worked on material for an instrumental album.  Then, suddenly in 2006, after a 30-year-plus absence from the recording studio, Spencer resurfaced with a new album on Bluestown Records, the impressive Precious Little was produced by Norway’s premier blues label Bluestown Records, suggesting that Spencer’s musical story was far from over.

In the time to come he done different tours with his Norwegian Band, Trond Ytterbø Band, in Norway, Denmark, India, USA and Poland.


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