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26th Sep '16 12:38:39 PM thelivingtoad
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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction]]), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.

Dissatisfied with ''Mirage'' and wanting to close on a high note, Buckingham initially began working on some solo material before bringing it to the band and making it a group effort after all. Adding synthesizers to the mix but managing to avoid bland SynthPop hell or soft-rock anaemia, ''Tango In The Night'' turned out to be another massive success, becoming their second biggest-selling album after ''Music/{{Rumours}}''. With the band in very good standing, Buckingham then left the band after an acrimonious confrontation over his reneging on a commitment to tour, which led to a fight with Nicks (Fleetwood claimed in his 1990 autobiography that Buckingham and Nicks physically assaulted each other).

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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction]]), addiction), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.

Dissatisfied with ''Mirage'' and wanting to close on a high note, Buckingham initially began working on some solo material before bringing it to the band and making it a group effort after all. Adding synthesizers to the mix but managing to avoid bland SynthPop hell or soft-rock anaemia, ''Tango In The Night'' turned out to be another massive success, becoming success which spun off hit singles like Christine's "Hold Me" and "Everywhere", Nicks' "Seven Wonders" and Buckingham's "Big Love"; It ultimately became their second biggest-selling album after ''Music/{{Rumours}}''. With the band in very good standing, Buckingham then left the band after an acrimonious confrontation over his reneging on a commitment to tour, which led to a fight with Nicks (Fleetwood claimed in his 1990 autobiography that Buckingham and Nicks physically assaulted each other).



The old Buckingham-[=McVie=]s-Nicks-Fleetwood line-up reunited to play "Don't Stop" at the inauguration of UsefulNotes/BillClinton in 1993, who had made it his campaign song and personally requested the band's one-off performance. After this, they went back to business and brought in new members: guitarist Dave Mason and vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett's daughter). The resulting album, ''Time'' sank without a trace - it didn't even make the Billboard charts, a telling sign of its abysmal quality given that Fleetwood Mac had been mainstays on the charts the past two decades. Fleetwood Mac would subsequently break-up for the next two years.

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The old Buckingham-[=McVie=]s-Nicks-Fleetwood line-up reunited to play "Don't Stop" at the inauguration of UsefulNotes/BillClinton in 1993, who had made it his campaign song and personally requested the band's one-off performance. After this, they went back to business and brought in new members: legendary Traffic and Music/DerekAndTheDominos guitarist Dave Mason and vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett's daughter). The resulting album, ''Time'' sank without a trace - it didn't even make the Billboard charts, a telling sign of its abysmal quality given that Fleetwood Mac had been mainstays on the charts the past two decades. Fleetwood Mac would subsequently break-up for the next two years.
16th Sep '16 3:11:59 PM UmbraFractus
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* GenderBlenderName: Stevie Nicks (female) and Lindsey Buckingham (male.) Though Nick's birth certificate has the less confusing "Stephanie."
18th Jul '16 1:54:56 PM DavidDelony
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* ImmigrantPatriotism: Both Mick Fleetwood and John McVie became naturalized U.S. citizens since moving to the States in the '70s.
6th Jun '16 10:12:31 PM youngbond007
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Then Play On'', ''Kiln House'', ''Future Games'', ''Fleetwood Mac'' (the 1975 one) and ''Behind The Mask''.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Then Play On'', ''Kiln House'', ''Future Games'', ''Fleetwood Mac'' (the 1975 one) one), ''Tango In The Night'', and ''Behind The Mask''.
25th May '16 9:05:14 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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With its best-known line-up now in place, the band made another NewSoundAlbum, ''Fleetwood Mac''. The new album showcased the band re-imagined as a Californian pop-rock band filled with catchy hooks and lush vocal harmonies, slightly mellow overall but kept away from outright soft-rock by Buckingham's restlessness (which saw the band sneaking blues, folk and country influences into their sound) and a straightforward production, sounding closer to a relaxed [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] circa ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' than the smooth, lifeless sound that made the term "soft-rock" so hated by many. Buckingham by now had completely seized creative control of the band and became one of the three main songwriters besides Nicks and Christine, leading to a very clear group dynamic: Buckingham being the driven, sort-of experimental weirdo, Christine providing the catchy pop songs/ballads and Nicks being the mystical, slightly CloudCuckooLander but charming folkie (proto-KateBush?).

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With its best-known line-up now in place, the band made another NewSoundAlbum, ''Fleetwood Mac''. The new album showcased the band re-imagined as a Californian pop-rock band filled with catchy hooks and lush vocal harmonies, slightly mellow overall but kept away from outright soft-rock by Buckingham's restlessness (which saw the band sneaking blues, folk and country influences into their sound) and a straightforward production, sounding closer to a relaxed [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] circa ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' than the smooth, lifeless sound that made the term "soft-rock" so hated by many. Buckingham by now had completely seized creative control of the band and became one of the three main songwriters besides Nicks and Christine, leading to a very clear group dynamic: Buckingham being the driven, sort-of experimental weirdo, Christine providing the catchy pop songs/ballads and Nicks being the mystical, slightly CloudCuckooLander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} but charming folkie (proto-KateBush?).
(proto-Music/KateBush?).
24th Apr '16 12:26:14 AM youngbond007
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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to [[Main/Irony get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction]]), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.

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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to [[Main/Irony get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction]]), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.
24th Apr '16 12:24:48 AM youngbond007
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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.

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After some time off to recover and for Nicks and Buckingham to release solo albums (Nicks would eventually release four solo LP's and Buckingham two over the course of the decade, with Fleetwood also releasing two and Christine [=McVie=] putting out one), Fleetwood Mac returned with ''Mirage'', their first album of TheEighties. Replacing the whacked-out-on-coke-insane-paranoia with accessible pop melodies and replacing the simple, muscular sound Dashut and Caillat gave to previous efforts with a shiny production, ''Mirage'' sold better than ''Music/{{Tusk}}'', propelled by a few successful singles - Christine's "Hold Me", "Love In Store", Nicks' poppier offering "Gypsy" and Buckingham's "Oh Diane". The band celebrated this by partying hard, shovelling more cocaine up their noses and continuing their excessive lifestyle, which came back to bite them in the arse - Nicks had to go into rehab to get rid of her addictions (and had to go into rehab ''again'' in the early 1990's to [[Main/Irony get rid of an addiction to the medication she had been prescribed to help overcome her cocaine addiction), addiction]]), John suffered a seizure due to his alcohol abuse but got better and Fleetwood declared bankruptcy.
10th Jan '16 4:23:47 PM bluesno1fann
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!The Blues Era (1967–70)

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!The Blues Era (1967–70)
(1967–1970)



* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums (1967–95, 1997–)
* '''Peter Green''' - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass, percussion, cello (1967–70)
* Danny Kirwan - lead vocals, guitar (1968–72)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
* '''Jeremy Spencer''' - lead vocals, guitar, piano (1967–71)

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* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* '''Peter Green''' - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass, percussion, cello (1967–70)
(1967–1970)
* Danny Kirwan - lead vocals, guitar (1968–72)
(1968–1972)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* '''Jeremy Spencer''' - lead vocals, guitar, piano (1967–71)
(1967–1971)



!The Transition Era (1970–74)

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!The Transition Era (1970–74)
(1970–1974)



* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion (1967–95, 1997–)
* Danny Kirwan - lead vocals, guitar (1968–72)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - keyboard, lead vocals, synthesizer (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
* '''Jeremy Spencer''' - lead vocals, guitar (1967–71)
* [[Music/BlackSabbath Dave Walker]] - lead vocals, harmonica (1972–73)
* Bob Welch - lead vocals, guitar, bass, vibraphone (1971–74, died 2012)
* Bob Weston - guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals (1972–73, died 2012)

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* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* Danny Kirwan - lead vocals, guitar (1968–72)
(1968–1972)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - keyboard, lead vocals, synthesizer (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–)
(1970–1995, 1997–1998, 2014–Present)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* '''Jeremy Spencer''' - lead vocals, guitar (1967–71)
(1967–1971)
* [[Music/BlackSabbath Dave Walker]] - lead vocals, harmonica (1972–73)
(1972–1973)
* Bob Welch - lead vocals, guitar, bass, vibraphone (1971–74, (1971–1974, died 2012)
* Bob Weston - guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals (1972–73, (1972–1973, died 2012)



!The Pop Era (1974–87)

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!The Pop Era (1974–87)
(1974–1987)



* ''Lindsey Buckingham'' - lead vocals, guitar, banjo, dobro, bass, percussion, piano, drums (1974–87, 1997–)
* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion, harpsichord (1967–95, 1997–)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - lead vocals, keyboard, organ, clavinet, piano, accordion (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014-Present)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
* ''Music/StevieNicks'' - lead vocals, tambourine, keyboard (1974–91, 1997–)

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* ''Lindsey Buckingham'' - lead vocals, guitar, banjo, dobro, bass, percussion, piano, drums (1974–87, 1997–)
(1974–1987, 1997–Present)
* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion, harpsichord (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - lead vocals, keyboard, organ, clavinet, piano, accordion (1970–95, 1997–98, (1970–1995, 1997–1998, 2014-Present)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* ''Music/StevieNicks'' - lead vocals, tambourine, keyboard (1974–91, 1997–)
(1974–1991, 1997–Present)



!The Decline Era (1987–95)

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!The Decline Era (1987–95)
(1987–1995)



The old Buckingham-[=McVie=]s-Nicks-Fleetwood reunited to play "Don't Stop" at the inauguration of UsefulNotes/BillClinton in 1993, who had made it his campaign song and personally requested the band's one-off performance. After this, they went back to business and brought in new members: guitarist Dave Mason and vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett's daughter). The resulting album, ''Time'' sank without a trace - it didn't even make the Billboard charts, a telling sign of its abysmal quality given that Fleetwood Mac had been mainstays on the charts the past two decades. Fleetwood Mac would subsequently break-up for the next two years.

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The old Buckingham-[=McVie=]s-Nicks-Fleetwood line-up reunited to play "Don't Stop" at the inauguration of UsefulNotes/BillClinton in 1993, who had made it his campaign song and personally requested the band's one-off performance. After this, they went back to business and brought in new members: guitarist Dave Mason and vocalist Bekka Bramlett (Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett's daughter). The resulting album, ''Time'' sank without a trace - it didn't even make the Billboard charts, a telling sign of its abysmal quality given that Fleetwood Mac had been mainstays on the charts the past two decades. Fleetwood Mac would subsequently break-up for the next two years.



* Bekka Bramlett - lead vocals (1993–95)
* Billy Burnette - guitar, vocals (1987–93, 1994–95)
* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion, lead vocals, guitar (1967–95, 1997–)
* [[Music/DerekAndTheDominos Dave Mason]] - guitar, vocals (1993–95)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - lead vocals, keyboard, synthesizer (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
* ''Music/StevieNicks'' - lead vocals (1974–91, 1997–)
* Rick Vito - guitar, vocals (1987–91)

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* Bekka Bramlett - lead vocals (1993–95)
(1993–1995)
* Billy Burnette - guitar, vocals (1987–93, 1994–95)
(1987–1993, 1994–1995)
* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion, lead vocals, guitar (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* [[Music/DerekAndTheDominos Dave Mason]] - guitar, vocals (1993–95)
(1993–1995)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - lead vocals, keyboard, synthesizer (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–)
(1970–1995, 1997–1998, 2014–Present)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* ''Music/StevieNicks'' - lead vocals (1974–91, 1997–)
(1974–1991, 1997–Present)
* Rick Vito - guitar, vocals (1987–91)
(1987–1991)



* ''Lindsey Buckingham'' - lead vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion, keyboard (1974–87, 1997–)
* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion (1967–95, 1997–)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - lead vocals, keyboard, piano, accordion, tambourine, maracas (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass, vocals, piano (1967–95, 1997–)
* ''Music/StevieNicks'' - lead vocals, tambourine (1974–91, 1997–)

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* ''Lindsey Buckingham'' - lead vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion, keyboard (1974–87, 1997–)
(1974–1987, 1997–Present)
* '''''Mick Fleetwood''''' - drums, percussion (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* ''Christine [=McVie=]'' - lead vocals, keyboard, piano, accordion, tambourine, maracas (1970–95, 1997–98, 2014–)
(1970–1995, 1997–1998, 2014–Present)
* ''John [=McVie=]'' - bass, vocals, piano (1967–95, 1997–)
(1967–1995, 1997–Present)
* ''Music/StevieNicks'' - lead vocals, tambourine (1974–91, 1997–)
(1974–1991, 1997–Present)
17th Aug '15 9:33:47 AM bt8257
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* LongRunner
* LongRunnerLineup: The second classic line-up lasted from 1974 to 1987.

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* LongRunner
LongRunners
* LongRunnerLineup: LongRunnerLineUp: The second classic line-up lasted from 1974 to 1987.
20th May '15 6:15:24 PM nombretomado
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Fleetwood Mac recorded a new album for around a year in five separate studios with {{Record Producer}}s and engineers Richard Dashut and Ken Caillat,[[note]]Yes, ''that'' [[Music/ColbieCaillat Caillat]]. Please, he's only marginally responsible for what his daughter became.[[/note]] a process marked by personal tensions, long working hours and cocaine abuse - Caillat admitted that he found cocaine littered across the mixing board or thrown under it on at least one occasion. The resulting album, the emotionally stark ''Music/{{Rumours}}'', became their biggest success both critically and commercially, staying at #1 for 31 weeks in a row and spawned bigger hits with "Go Your Own Way", the optimistic "Don't Stop", and "You Make Loving Fun," as well as the band's only US number one hit, "Dreams." Another song, "The Chain", credited to all five band members, won fame in another context as the theme song for the BBC's FormulaOne TV program ''Grand Prix''.

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Fleetwood Mac recorded a new album for around a year in five separate studios with {{Record Producer}}s and engineers Richard Dashut and Ken Caillat,[[note]]Yes, ''that'' [[Music/ColbieCaillat Caillat]]. Please, he's only marginally responsible for what his daughter became.[[/note]] a process marked by personal tensions, long working hours and cocaine abuse - Caillat admitted that he found cocaine littered across the mixing board or thrown under it on at least one occasion. The resulting album, the emotionally stark ''Music/{{Rumours}}'', became their biggest success both critically and commercially, staying at #1 for 31 weeks in a row and spawned bigger hits with "Go Your Own Way", the optimistic "Don't Stop", and "You Make Loving Fun," as well as the band's only US number one hit, "Dreams." Another song, "The Chain", credited to all five band members, won fame in another context as the theme song for the BBC's FormulaOne UsefulNotes/FormulaOne TV program ''Grand Prix''.
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