Mick Fleetwood Turns 70: Watch Him Bang Out an Insane Drum Solo (Video)

In honor of Fleetwood’s birthday, we thought we’d give you a peek at why he’s considered one of the best drummers of all time

Fleetwood Mac has had a change or two of style along their 50-year incarnation, but one thing has not changed, and that is the genius of its namesake, Mick Fleetwood.
Today, in honor of his 70th birthday, TheWrap takes a look at the talent of one of the best drummers of all-time, from a 2015 concert in Minnesota (above, starting at the 4:32 mark) to the classic “percussion vest solo” (below). Fleetwood’s skill with a pair of sticks is no joke. At a young age, he taught himself how to play the drums and never stopped. The band’s first album “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac” in 1967, only for Green to leave shortly thereafter. To boost the band’s success, the group moved to the United States, where Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were asked to join.
And the rest is music history, including the heralded album “Rumours,” which topped the Billboard 200 for 31 non-consecutive weeks.
But Fleetwood persisted, not only touring but also with side projects, like co-authoring “Fleetwood – My Life and Adventures with Fleetwood Mac” and taking on small acting roles in “The Running Man” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
But back to his music. Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy show in the videos above.