Today’s song wraps up our theme for the week. Congrats to Leslie Younger who knew the theme and scored a $25 Jersey Mike’s gift card
So today's song was different in that the usual structures for songs often look to sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll for the themes. But today's singer isn’t like most artists so, instead, she turned her attention to the goddess for whom the song is named.
A part of Welsh folklore, she is said to be the goddess of fertility and the moon and passed on the chance to marry a god in order to marry a mortal. Today’s singer discovered the folkloric Goddess in the seventies through a novel called Triad by Mary Bartlet Leader.
Written for Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album in 1975, shortly after this singer and her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham joined the band but before joining Fleetwood Mac, this singer and Lindsey Buckingham had already secured themselves a record deal. Though their debut album didn't do very well, she continued to write songs, despite doubting her ability.
She wrote today’s alongside Buckingham at the piano, hoping to keep it for themselves. However, that would all change when Mick Fleetwood came calling to recruit Fleetwood Mac’s guitarist.
People have been pointing out today’s singer’s connections to the witching world for decades. So much so, she appeared as a witch in the American Horror Story series ‘Coven’. While the tongue-in-cheek appearance was the culmination of years of speculation and equally jovial jibes, it’s a fair shout to assume that ‘Rhiannon’ is where the rumours began.
This has to be the biggest solid that a boyfriend can do for his girlfriend!
Lindsey Buckingham was invited to join Fleetwood Mac, but this singer, his then girlfriend was not, which seems unthinkable now, but at that crucial moment, Lindsey refused to leave his day job as session musician in order to join Fleetwood Mac full time unless his girlfriend could come with him! The rest is history because that girlfriend was, of course, Stevie Nicks!
Fleetwood Mac...Rhiannon...I Know That Song!