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Fleetwood Mac album producer to discuss ‘Making Rumours’ at Sundance

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What: Ken Caillat, coproducer of Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 album “Rumours,” signs and discusses his new book “Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album” (Wiley).

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.

When: Thursday, July 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

About the Book: “Making Rumours” tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 “Rumours,” written by the producer who saw it all happen. The album topped the Billboard 200 for 31 weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the 25th greatest album of all time and the hit TV series “Glee” devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album’s co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making “Rumours”—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record “You Make Loving Fun,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain,” and other timeless tracks.

About the Author:  Ken Caillat coproduced Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 album “Rumours,” for which he won the Grammy for Album of the Year. He also produced the group’s “Tusk,” “Mirage” and “Live” albums, as well as their box set, “The Chain.” He has worked on albums with everyone from George Carlin, engineering his epochal “Class Clown,” to Paul McCartney, to Herbie Hancock with the London Symphony Orchestra. He is the father of Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, and he produced her No. 1 album “Breakthrough.”

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