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Lindsey Buckingham returns to the stage following open-heart surgery

Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images
Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Lindsey Buckingham made his first live performance on Saturday (May 18th) since undergoing open-heart surgery back in February. Buckingham’s wife, Kristen, posted videos on Instagram of a healthy, tanned and fit looking Buckingham playing guitar at their daughter Leelee’s final high school concert, where the chorus sang Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 Stevie Nicks classic “Landslide” — with Leelee taking the solo vocal.

Kristen posted a couple of clips on Instagram and wrote: “Last night was epic. First time I’ve seen Lindsey play in the last 4 mos, all the while Leelee ending her high school career. AND she sings a little Landslide with her dad. I cried, I’ll admit it. Never know what’s ahead so enjoy the moment. . .”

Fast Facts:

Lindsey Buckingham underwent open-heart surgery in February according to Facebook post by his wife Kristen. According to the post, Buckingham’s surgery resulted in vocal cord damage — which may have been due to a tracheotomy — although no details of what procedures were undertaken have been revealed.

A post-op photo of the couple was posted across Lindsey’s social media platforms and shows his face and neck severely bruised.

Heart disease has been a well known issue in Buckingham’s immediate family, with his father Morris dying at age 55 in 1974, and Lindsey’s oldest brother Greg — an Olympic silver medalist swimmer in the 1968 Mexico City games and former world record-holder in two events — also dying of a heart attack in 1990 at the age of 45.

Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham have been married since 2000 and have three children — William, aged 20; Leelee, 19; and Stella, 14.

Side Notes:

Recently released is Lindsey Buckingham’s triple-disc solo career retrospective Solo Anthology – The Best Of Lindsey Buckingham.

Solo Anthology is available as a three-disc set, digitally, a scaled down single-disc, and a six-LP vinyl release.

Among the Buckingham favorites on the set are “Trouble,” “Go Insane,” “Holiday Road,” and “Countdown,” along with key tracks from all his studio albums — Law And Order, Go Insane, Out Of The Cradle, Under The Skin, Gifts Of Screws, and Seeds We Sow.

A third bonus disc features 2011 live renditions of such Fleetwood Mac classics as “Never Going Back Again,” “Big Love,” “Tusk,” “I’m So Afraid,” and “Go Your Own Way.” Also included are two previously unreleased songs — “Hunger” and “Ride This Road.”


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Last night 💫✨

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