DANNY KIRWAN, EARLY FLEETWOOD MAC GUITARIST, HAS DIED

Danny Kirwan, Early Fleetwood Mac Guitarist, Has Died

Danny Kirwan, the guitarist who joined Fleetwood Mac at age 18 and played on five of the band’s albums, died Friday in London at age 68.

Kirwan was born on May 13, 1950 and joined the band in 1968. He appeared on five of Fleetwood Mac’s albums.

Kirwan was fired from the band in 1972, reportedly after an incident in which he and bandmate Bob Welch fought over tuning before a gig. Kirwan reportedly refused to go onstage, smashed his guitar, and then criticized the band’s performance.

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