"And for me, getting married and having children was a positive outcome.I wonder sometimes how Stevie feels about the choices she made, because she doesn't really have a relationship – she has her career.", which was received warmly by critics but failed to sell.The group split in the 1980s and, with the exception of their 1993 performance of "Don't Stop" at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, did not reunite until 1996 for The Dance.The album includes "Silver Springs," a song that that did not make the final cut of Rumours, much to Nicks' dismay, but it remains a striking representation of the Nicks and Buckingham's relationship ("Time casts a spell on you, but you wont forget me/ I know I could have loved you, but you would not let me"). I'm not in a violent state of mind," Nicks, 60, said.It doesn't mean the great feeling isn't there, it must mean that ... It means that the love is always there but we'll never be together, so that's even more romantic." Asked when she knew the romance was really over, Nicks said, "The day his first child was born. that was the definitive thing." Whether or not that was really it, the romance of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham clearly lives on for fans, and perhaps in their own hearts as well.
As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Along with his then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks, Buckingham was invited to join Fleetwood Mac in 1975; the pair had recorded in the same studio, and Fleetwood Mac had been without a guitarist or male lead vocal at the time.
Buckingham and Nicks became the face of the group during their most commercially successful period, highlighted by the multi-platinum Rumours album, which would sell over 40 million copies worldwide.
Nicks and Buckingham first met in high school, when Buckingham was singing at a party and Nicks walked up and joined him.
"We were at some get-together and he was there, sitting, playing his guitar — [the Mamas and the Papas' hit] 'California Dreamin' ' — and I walked up and brazenly burst into harmony with him.