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Fleetwood Mac: Big Mac — Over 8 Million Sold

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 12 January 1978

THERE IS nothing mysterious about Fleetwood Mac sweeping Rolling Stone's 1977 Readers' Poll. Rumours, the album that topped the charts for six months, has sold almost 8 million copies and still sells over 200,000 copies weekly. Released in February, Rumours sold enough copies at its peak to go gold twice a month, platinum every thirty days. (They've also got a platinum eight-track and gold cassette.) Four of the album's eleven songs have become hit singles: 'Go Your Own Way', 'Dreams', 'Don't Stop' and most recently, 'You Make Loving Fun'. Over in Burbank, the biggest problem the band has created for its record company, Warner Bros., is deciding whether to release a fifth single. Should it be 'The Chain' or 'Second Hand News', or should they forget about it altogether to avoid saturating the market?

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