Rick Vito (formerly of Fleetwood Mac)

Rick Vito (formerly of Fleetwood Mac)

Fri, April 20, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$30.00

This event is all ages

Rick Vito
Rick Vito
Guitarist Rick Vito was born October 13, 1949, in Darby, Pennsylvania.

Rick has played, recorded and toured with LITTLE RICHARD, BOBBY WHITLOCK, JOHN PRINE, JOHN MAYALL, ROGER MCGUINN, BONNIE RAITT, JACKSON BROWNE, MARIA MULDAUR, DOLLY PARTON and many more as a session musician, side man, and band member. But perhaps he is best known as a member of FLEETWOOD MAC from 1987-1991.

"I got a call one day from MICK FLEETWOOD. We'd played together a couple of times on a BILLY BURNETTE session and at one of my gigs, and he liked the fact that I was a fan of Peter Green. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM had just been let go and Mick wanted Billy and I to learn some Mac tunes and come over to play with the band. I had been feeling lately that something was brewing with my career anyway, so when I hung up the phone I turned to my wife Aimee and said, "that's it, I'm going to join FLEETWOOD MAC"!"

Rick did join the band as a member in July, 1987 and began rehearsing for the "TANGO IN THE NIGHT" world tour. The excitement and excellence of Fleetwood Mac during this period was captured live in a lull-length concert video of the same name, released by Warner Brothers in 1988. Vito's playing and singing is especially well represented in a faithlul version of Peter Green's "I LOVED ANOTHER WOMAN". Soon after, the group released it's "GREATEST HITS" album which featured two new cuts on which feature Rick. In 1989 Fleetwood Mac began work on what would become "BEHIND THE MASK", a solid collection of songs by CHRISTINE MCVIE, STEVIE NICKS, and Billy Burnette, as well as four original tunes written and performed by Rick Vito. Again the Mac followed with an incredible world tour.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org