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This is Fleetwood Mac’s first album for Love not money: John’s remarriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rubens of Beverly Hills didn’t lose their daughter, Julie. They gained Fleetwood’s Mac—when the superband’s co-founder and bass player John McVie plighted his troth to her in the couple’s new two-bedroom West Hollywood home. They met a year and a half ago while Julie was working for the group’s former business manager. At the wedding drummer Mick Fleetwood stood up (at 6’6″ he qualified) for Mac and brought wife Jenny. Singer Stevie Nicks was with boyfriend Paul Fishkin; her ex-boyfriend, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, was with girlfriend Carol Harris. Also gamely joining in was bridegroom McVie’s previous wife, keyboardist Christine, who came with her boyfriend, Curry Grant, and her brother, John Perfect. (She and McVie split almost three years ago, but the divorce became final just this year.) Among the other 400 guests were some of rock’s top executives, promoters, agents, lawyers and a few musicians. The backyard pool actually had to be “decked” with planks of wood and Astro Turf to make more room for milling, despite the popular assumption that the Macs can walk on water. John and Julie, whose father owns a chic Beverly Hills china and glassware boutique, did not honeymoon because of Mac’s current rehearsals for their next LP. Though these photos make up one Fleetwood Mac album that will never go platinum, the wedding memories were certifiably golden.

PHOTO (COLOR): McVie and Fleetwood, the group’s only married members, refrained from proselytizing. Fleetwood divorced, then remarried wife Jenny.

PHOTO (COLOR): Stevie Nicks, who was with Paul Fishkin, head of Bearsville Record, stayed barely long enough to clasp the newlyweds.

PHOTO (COLOR): Stevie’s ex, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (right), brought his girlfriend but everybody got along. Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood rolled in too.

PHOTO (COLOR): Their 18-inch-high chocolate-and-cream layer cake was a little hard to cut into elegant slices, but everyone ate it up.

PHOTO (COLOR): Wood’s lady, Jo Howard, looked smashing, and Warner label president Mo Ostin looked deeply appreciative for Mac’s 20 million LPs.

PHOTO (COLOR): Why is this man smiling? He’s Tom Ross, agent for ICM’s Fleetwood Mac account. With McVie and Co., who needs other clients?

PHOTO (COLOR): Celebrants, from right: McVie, his stepmother Joy and father Reginald McVie, bride Julie, maid of honor Stacy Cashin and her man, Bob Grill.

PHOTO (COLOR): John’s ex-wife Chris remains a close friend, as does ex-Mac guitarist Bob Welch, who has a Top 20 LP himself with French Kiss.

PHOTO (COLOR): No, John Isn’t having his first communication breakdown with mother-in-law Jean Rubens. He’s breaking up laughing.

People (Vol. 9 Issue 18, p38. 1p.) / May 8, 1978



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