Interview / Rare Performance Films / Book-Signing / Reception
In Person: Producer/Author Ken Caillat
Join us for a very special evening exploring the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, with Ken Caillat, the album’s co-producer, and the author of the new book “Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album.” Ken Caillat’s eye-opening revelations about the making of this legendary album will be interspersed with films of rare Fleetwood Mac performances from Shelley Archives.
Followed by a Book Signing of Ken Caillat’s new book
Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album
Fleetwood Mac‘s classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album’s co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record “You Make Loving Fun,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain,” and other timeless tracks.
Ken will discuss many of the fascinating, behind-the-music stories featured in his tell-all book, including new and surprising details, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham‘s screaming match while recording “You Make Loving Fun,” how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success, how the master tape nearly disintegrated, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass. No Fleetwood Mac fan will want to miss this one-time-only evening of great music and stunning revelations.
Ken Caillat will be interviewed by Steve Matteo, author of “Dylan” (MetroBooks) and “Let It Be” (Continuum/Bloomsbury), as well as numerous articles for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, New York magazine, Time Out New York, Crawdaddy!, Rolling Stone, Spin, Details, Interview, Elle, Salon and the Utne Reader.