Lindsey Buckingham, celebrating a birthday today, is certainly known for his brilliant work with both Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist, but he’s also done his share of guest appearances over the course of his career. Perhaps, now that he’s a free agent once again, he may pop up on some more recordings. Here’s a sample of some not so likely people Lindsey has worked with, either on stage or on record:
- Don Everly – One half of the sibling early rock duo The Everly Brothers, Don recruited Lindsey to go on the road with him as his guitarist in the early 70s.
- Warren Zevon – Lindsey knew Zevon before both hit it big, and he supplied guitar and background vocals on several songs on Zevon’s debut album and a track on his 1982 album, “The Envoy.”
- Johnny Cash – On Johnny’s Unchained album, Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood both lend their talents on Cash’s cover of “Sea Of Heartbreak.”
- Brian Wilson – Lindsey co-wrote AND co-produced the Beach Boys-meets-Phil Spector tune “He Couldn’t Get His Poor Old Body to Move” for Brian’s debut solo album in 1988, but it never made it onto the original album, instead, appearing as the b-side on Brian’s “Love And Mercy” single. Check out how cool this song is!
- Nine Inch Nails – Further proving his musical versatility, Lindsey Buckingham plays on three tracks on Trent Reznor’s album “Hesitation Marks” and even played with him on the Grammys for a performance of “Copy of a.”