Lindsey Buckingham makes for a memorable last class | USC News

By Julie Tilsner
MAY 1, 2015
USC News

In what was arguably one of the most memorable final class sessions ever, Lindsey Buckingham and the USC Trojan Marching Band reenacted the iconic “Tusk” from the 1979 Fleetwood Mac album of the same name before a capacity crowd of students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends at Bovard Auditorium.


Lindsey Buckingham performs with the USC Trojan Marching Band on April 29 at Bovard. (USC Photo/William Vasta)

The April 29 event was the final meeting of David Belasco’s BAEP 470 class, “Taking the Leap,” which focused on the entrepreneurial mindset and has featured guests including Jessica Alba, Tom Barrack, Mark Cuban and Laird Hamilton.

Belasco, co-director of the USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, had long hinted about his special guest, and with an amplifier sitting onstage, it was clear this would be no ordinary lecture.

“We use the term ‘rock star’ a lot today to describe somebody who has done something great,” he said. “But tonight, we have an actual rock star.” Continue reading

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A two-hour performance and Q&A at the school’s Bovard Auditorium included a nod to “Tusk.”


Lindsey Buckingham didn’t attend the University of Southern California — the Fleetwood Mac guitarist went to San Jose State University outside the Bay Area — but on Wednesday night (April 29) at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, he received a king’s welcome at the downtown Los Angeles campus.

It’s no wonder: it was with the USC marching band that Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac recorded the seminal Tusk in 1979, footage of which kicked off the two-hour program, while a performance of the title track and Mac favorite “Go Your Own Way” — with the current marching band — ended the evening. Continue reading