Bill Clinton presents Fleetwood Mac with award, says he lives by ‘Don’t Stop’
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Former President Clinton on Friday presented an award to the British-American rock group Fleetwood Mac, praising them for their song that became the theme for Clinton’s winning campaign.
Clinton made remarks Friday at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year show, where he presented the band with an award for creative achievements and charitable work.
The former Democratic president used the band’s 1977 hit “Don’t Stop” as his 1992 campaign theme after receiving permission from the band.
“They let me use it as a theme song and I have been trying to live by it ever since,” Clinton said. “I owe a great deal to all of them.”
On Friday, the band was honored for more than 50 years as a musical group and more than 100 million records sold.
Friday’s concert and awards ceremony was attended by other celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Keith Urban and Harry Styles, who all performed their versions of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits.
Band members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham, who all attended, closed the ceremony with a performance of “Go Your Own Way” and “Little Lies.”
“Fleetwood Mac is well known for being a dysfunctional family … and it was certainly much of the fuel for our material,” said lead guitarist Buckingham.
“But what we are feeling really more now than ever in our career is love,” he added.
Past recipients of the award presented by Clinton include music legends Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.