Carol Ann Harris


Storms: My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac


Carol Ann Harris grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Swiss drummer Martin Ehrsam. In 1976, she met Lindsey Buckingham, lead guitar player and singer for the superstar band Fleetwood Mac. She became Buckingham's girlfriend and then fiance, and was by his side on the band's tours and in the recording studio for the next eight years. In Storms: My Life With Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac, she writes about the years she spent with Lindsey and Fleetwood Mac at the height of the band's fame. After ending her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, she became a costume designer and worked on over 150 music videos, commercials and feature films. She is currently working on her second book that will include more stories of her years with Fleetwood Mac as well as chronicle her years as a costume designer for many of the biggest bands of the eighties and nineties: Motley Crue, Jon Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses, John Cougar Mellencamp, Billy Idol, Slaughter, Queensryche, Cinderalla, Kiss, and many, many more. You can visit Carol Ann Harris on Facebook where she shares photos & more behind the scenes stories from Storms.

Praise for Storms

Carol Ann Harris experienced the brightness and darkness of rock and roll and bring[s] it to life in a passionate classic.
— Danny Goldberg, Fleetwood Mac insider; former head of Atlantic, Modern, Mercury, and Warner Bros; author of HOW THE LEFT LOST TEEN SPIRIT
Fascinating... [Carol Ann Harris] candidly recount[s] Buckingham’s rage and his repeated physical assaults on her. Along the way, she offers great descriptions of the band’s recording sessions, especially her account of Buckingham’s desire to create something new, something completely different for Tusk, the more experimental (and less profitable) follow-up to Rumours.
— Publishers Weekly
Fleetwood Mac abandoned its blues roots to pursue mainstream commercial success even before Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined it in 1975. Harris, then Buckingham’s girlfriend, chronicles the behind-the-scenes drugs-and-sex-and-rock-and-roll aspects of the band’s late-1970s climb to mega mainstream success... seekers of celebrity dirt will revel in this work.
— Booklist
Storms is a must-read for any fan of Fleetwood Mac.
— Houston Press
After reading Storms, you’ll never hear Fleetwood Mac’s or Buckingham’s music in the same light.
— Pop Matters
Fans will be enthralled.
— Penthouse Forum