Danny Kirwan’s death revives memories of cruising the Chilliwack strip listening to Fleetwood Mac’s Kiln House

By Steve Newton

You may have heard that British musician Danny Kirwan passed away on Friday, at the age of 68.

Don’t feel too bad if his name doesn’t sound familiar, but he was a member of Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972.

I didn’t know his work all that well myself, even though he did help one of my fave all-time guitarists, Peter Green, complete the Mac’s first hit single, “Albatross”.

I mainly remember Kirwan for his work on the 1970 Fleetwood Mac album Kiln House. My lifelong friend, Dennis Butchart, used to have that album, and would play it continuously in his jacked-up white Valiant (with the mag wheels) while we’d cruise the strip of our Chilliwack hometown or head on up to Penticton with other high-school buddies for the annual summertime piss-up and puke-off.

R.I.P. Danny Kirwan

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One response to “Danny Kirwan’s death revives memories of cruising the Chilliwack strip listening to Fleetwood Mac’s Kiln House

  1. Huge Peter Green fan, and Fleetwood Mac fan, saw them with Green and then when he “disappeared “, about that time KILN HOUSE was on my turntable constantly….then Miss Christine joined (Aug 1970), it was fun again.

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