Talk:Lindsey Buckingham

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Screwy link[edit]

The link:
doesn't appear correctly in the article. It probably has to do with the presence of weird characters in the link. If anyone knows how to fix this, please do so. Thanks. —Frecklefoot 21:10, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Covering their left hand behind the back[edit]

You might have once in a while noticed that in live concerts, one of the artists is hiding the left hand behind the back.

I first noticed this gesture in a live concert of Herbert Grönemeyer, when he was singing his song "Land unter". The whole stadium sang in.

Then, after two rounds on the stage, he held his left hand behind his back.

I was asking myself: why does he do this? I had no answer for this.

Later, I heard a concert of Lindsey Buckingham introducing Stevie Nicks, who, while they sang "Never Going Back Again" held her left hand behind her back. What does this mean, holding behind your hand in the back?

I do not understand this gesture. Can someone of you, please, help me to understand it? Thank you, whoever answers.

Hans Rosenthal(ROHA) (22032010) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:12, 22 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Poor boy[edit]

Like Alannah Myles, he must definitely be one of the most misspelt artists ever. almost 25,000 hits on google for "Linds*a*y B.", > 300,000 for "Linds*e*y B." -andy 21:27, 26 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Name and date of birth[edit]

My research points towards his full name being Lindsey Adams Buckingham, and being born on 3 October 1947, not 1949. Can someone comment further ?|

Derek R Bullamore 18:27, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know about his middle name, but his birthdate was taken from here, his own Web site. --Aguerriero (talk) 19:22, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

this page now has 3 different locations of birth (Palo Alto, CA, SF, CA and someplace in England), I don't know which are right but I noticed it, all 3 can't be right obviously. (talk) 17:47, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Has Lindsey said this in interviews because I can't seem to find any information about it.

Rolling Stone, 10/30/97, for one: "...toward the end of the U.S. leg of the 1977 Rumours tour, [Buckingham] collapsed in the shower in a Philadelphia hotel room and was later diagnosed as having a mild form of epilepsy." Bangdrum (talk) 01:23, 15 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Infobox fields[edit]

Now that the much more suitable guitarist infobox has been restored (after being vandalised back on March 1st) it would be great to see the audio caption field populated. According to the project guidelines this field is to be used for a 30 second sound byte that gives a sample of Buckingham's guitar style. Buckingham has a very unique guitar style and he is often underrated(or forgotten completely) for his guitar skills. I can think of many songs(both solo and Mac) that a nice audio rip could be taken from but my choices and someone else's choices could be completely different. Some audio sample consensus should be reached on what sound byte could be uploaded and placed in the empty field. I see the Mark Knopfler article has an audio sample and, being who the subject is, the sample is taken from his Sultans of Swing solo (an obvious choice). For the Buckingham article it won't be as easy. Any thoughts on which song should be sampled? 12:05, 21 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How about Big Love Or Go Insnae From The Dance 21:36, 21 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go Insane doesn't really contain a sample of his unique guitar skill. Big Love, the original version, is better. But I was just listening to Buckingham's live solo acoustic version of Big Love which has a 30 second acoustic 'fingerpick' style interlude right in the middle that would be perfect. Audio samples can't exceed 30 seconds. And that little solo really shows his particular guitar style quite well. Are you familiar with that version of the track? 13:52, 22 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes I think that would be a great example i have the track but i think think the on from the Elizabethan soundtrack is better i have both tracks/albums?

Will add one in for now. A different one...either better quality or a cleaner edit may be added in. A request can be made, perhaps, to add 2? Peter Fleet 03:34, 28 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Regarding the new section that was added, "Controversy", I'm not sure it is necessary to have a whole section on this incident. Musicians cancel shows all the time, and many times because of equipment issues. I think the section should be removed and a brief mention placed in the section that talks about his album and tour. However, I'm not really unbiased because I am a fan so I won't remove it myself. Thoughts? --Spike Wilbury 20:11, 25 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, it's been a month and no one has even commented, so I am removing the section. --Spike Wilbury talk 14:37, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uh, if Lindsay Buckingham came to my theater and had a prob with sound I would listen to him. It's about letting the artist do his deal, not letting the theater dictate to him. Of course he nuts, whaddya expect? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:49, 24 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

response to your Controversy censorship[edit]

So glad you're honest enough to admit your biased and a fan of Lindsey. But I thought Wikipedia was for the 'people' of which I also am a fan but thought his being rude to the Lincoln venue and cancelling the day of the show after saying vulgarities and also that it was published on CNN kind of makes this an event which should be included. You don't think the mega-ego incident should be censored and that you're the one who should censor it? I disagree and am adding it again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jflins (talkcontribs) 5 August 2007

This content may have WP:UNDUE and WP:NPOV issues as it stands, but it does not have sufficient notablity to warrant its own section. I suggest regular editors of this article review the content, and possibly expand it to include other information on the subject's tour. Dreadstar 02:33, 27 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fair use rationale for Image:LBuckAlbum.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 14:37, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright problems[edit]

Major portions of this article have been lifted directly from the Lindsey Buckingham page on Fleetwood Mac's site. I haven't compared every paragraph, but many are word for word, while others have a just a word or two changed. I plan to research the history to determine the editors responsible, and if they're still active, I'll notify them on their talk pages. Meanwhile, I'm adding a template on a possible copyright violation. Allreet (talk) 03:11, 22 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Upon further researching the article and noticing the ".org" in the URL, I'm not sure as to who copied whom.'s copyright dates to 2006, around the time much of the material in question originated in WP. Also, in a lengthy disclaimer, the site notes that its information "has been compiled from a variety of sources" but provides no indication as to what those sources are. I also found strong similarities between WP's Stevie Nicks article and the site's Nicks page. Based on this, I suspect I might be wrong and would appreciate feedback from other editors. Thanks. Allreet (talk) 04:36, 22 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gear Info[edit]

Lindsey only used a Gibson Les Paul after joining Fleetwood Mac. I have changed the information: --BuddyOfHolly (talk) 02:40, 2 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Songs from the Small Machine: Live in L.A at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA / 2011[edit]

  • In order to avoid the redirect, I have corrected the entry added today to read: "Songs from the Small Machine: Live in L.A at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA / 2011"
    -- Gareth Griffith-Jones/The Welsh Buzzard 16:41, 14 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Since the discography in place in the article now (thanks to Fmfanuk!) is rather extensive, I wonder what folks think of breaking it out into its own article, like Fleetwood Mac discography, and trimming back the one here to a summary. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 13:40, 15 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Familypedia : Lindsey Adams Buckingham (1949)[edit] (talk) 14:59, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply] (talk) 15:24, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply] (talk) 15:30, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikis and self-published sources are not considered reliable by Wikipedia. Binksternet (talk) 16:55, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Orphaned references in Lindsey Buckingham[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Lindsey Buckingham's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "":

  • From Billboard 200: "Greatest of All Time: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. November 12, 2015. Archived from the original on October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)
  • From Fleetwood Mac: "Fleetwood Mac Honored by Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles & More at 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala". Billboard. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 15:25, 10 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marriage and family[edit]

In Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham both talk about Lindsey settling down and starting a family as being the best thing that ever happened to him. But there's no mention of it here. — OwenBlacker (he/him; Talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 09:47, 28 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rolling Stone's List of 100 Guitar Players[edit]

I think it's really a shame how this list is used in the very first paragraph of his page. It's a fine list and all, but I really don't think it's a very good defining piece of information about him. Happy to hear other's thoughts, but in case anyone agrees with me I'd like to just ask that it be moved to a different area of the page rather than being one of the first things we hear about him. 2600:4041:44BF:2500:5D46:2B60:D04:83C (talk) 18:56, 4 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]