Mick Fleetwood's Height
6ft 6 (198.1 cm)
British musician from the band Fleetwood Mac. He once wrote about his height, saying "As a shy young man, it wasn't easy being tall (I'm six feet six) and all the more noticeable because of the way I chose to dress."
Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks
, Dave Stewart and Mick Fleetwood
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Average Guess (22 Votes)
6ft 5.94in (198cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jul/20
I'm most upset to say that co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, passed away yesterday, apparently peacefully in his sleep, aged 73. Mick has been paying tribute to him, referring to Peter as "My greatest friend".
My heart goes out to all the members of Fleetwood Mac and everyone who knew and loved him. He was one of the best blues guitarists in the history of rock.
RIP Peter XXX 🕯️💐
29/10/1946 - 25/7/2020
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/May/20
I was approached in Sainsbury's by a man who reckoned that my boyfriend looks like Mick Fleetwood. When I got home, I told him and he thought it was funny. I added, "But he's very, very tall! How can he think you look like a guy of six-and-a-half feet?"
His reply? "That's probably because he's seen me with you!"
Tall Sam said on 22/Nov/19
Yeah back in The Running Man, he looked an easy 6'6", I bet he's always had a tough time with doorways.
Bradley said on 18/Nov/19
Seemed as listed eye to eye with me 25+ years ago when he needed money playing a large club near Boulder Colorado. Bad time for Mick.
Caldonio said on 15/Nov/19
Proof arnie wasn’t 6-2. In the running man he absolutely towers him.
said on 9/Aug/19
At 72 and 6ft6 peak height I'd be very surprised if he hadn't lost an inch at the very least by now.
What do you think, rob?
By now he may be an inch shorter
JD1996 said on 21/Mar/19
I reckon 6'6" on the dot pretty much
William Barnett said on 22/Feb/19
I'm a hair under 6'3" and Mick has me by at least 3 inches, or at least he did when I worked for him back in the 90s. I was a sous-chef at his old restaurant and jazz club in Alexandria Virginia. He was a legitimately nice guy, though my last paycheck never did clear the bank. But, I don't blame Mick for that. I blame his lawyer who was supposed to be handling the payments after the restaurant closed. Never trust a lawyer who's nickname is "Big Joe".
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jun/18
@ Ian C - I guess there are people out there who fake a knowledge of most things!
My knowledge of Shakespeare is strictly limited to 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'Henry the IV Part I'. I simply HAD to study these plays, especially the latter, or I'd have failed my exams.
I don't know any kids who willingly read Shakespeare! Adults maybe, and people who take part in quizzes. As you get older, you pick things up about Shakespeare and how his use of the English language influenced words to this day. Now that IS interesting, but his plays....
I think they are an acquired taste.
Personally, I'd do what Blackadder did to William Shakespeare in 'Blackadder Back and Forth' when he visited the Elizabethan era, which was on behalf of all the schoolkids forced to read his novels, whether they want to or not!
Ian C. said on 27/Jun/18
Well, Sandy, he's fat as low-fat margarine. He's fatter than he was when he was young, okay?
You know how some people fake a knowledge of Shakespeare that they don't really have? I have been known to do this from time to time. Usually I either get away with it or people politely pretend not to notice the indiscretion.
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/18
@ Rampage Clover - Yes, it could well have been Lindsay's peak height, I agree! I had a brilliant VHS video a while back of the band, and he sure did steal the show, so much so that I didn't really take in his height, other than that he isn't small or unduly tall. Of course, it would have helped if it had been possible to see Mick standing beside him, but that didn't happen if I recollect correctly. I would love to get the concert again on DVD, because I can't play videos anymore! It would be well worth tracking down!
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/18
@ Ian C - So is he really 'as fat as butter'?
(Shakespearean quote from Henry IV Part I!)
Mick can have six six!
Ian C said on 21/Jun/18
Interesting that such an absurdly thin young man could have become so stout. On the cover of Rumours album, he was so thin that he looked deformed. Now he could play Falstaff.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/18
Sandy, yeah maybe at peak he was near 5ft10.
Canson said on 30/Apr/18
Not sure. He has thick heeled shoes in the pic above. I would go with no less than maybe 6’5.5 but he could very well be a solid 6’6”
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Apr/18
@ Rampage Clover - I've heard that the rest of the band have booted him out just short of their up-and-coming tour! I'm rather grossed out at the idea myself!
I just asked Google how tall Lindsey is, and the reply was 177cm, or 5ft9.75. He might have lost a bit now, of course!
He's my favourite out of Fleetwood Mac, and I won't be going out of my way to watch any concerts without him!
Big Mick can have 6ft5.75.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/18
Buckingham looks average range, maybe 5ft9ish?
also, appalled by his exit...without him there is no Fleetwood Mac
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Dec/16
Ooh! Now this gets serious Rob!
Would you please add a page for the great Lindsay Buckingham? For me, he stole the show EVERY single time! Wow!
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/16
Before I write anything else, I was somewhat thrown by what I have just read when I found Mick Fleetwood's page here.
He says he was shy as a youngster and, yes, I can imagine being so tall and shy must be infinitely worse than being small and shy, and it has frequently occurred to me that if you do suffer from shyness, it is much easier to be small. I am an example, and for that reason I have felt thankful that I can conveniently disappear into a crowd of people, unlike Mick!
We kind of expect height to come with confidence because of its obvious advantages, but if it does not, it must be excruciating!
It's a blessing for Mick that he enjoyed the great success Fleetwood Mac so richly deserved and then went on into acting, which is a true indication that he was finally at peace with how he was made.
So much with what I was going to say before; I feel this to be more worthy a comment on a website such as this one. Anyway, for anyone with an interest in Fleetwood Mac, isn't it a tiddly bit superfluous to rant on about how good they were and I hear that Stevie Nicks is about to go on tour with Chrissie Hynde which goes to show that the members of such a solid rock band have real staying power!
Harold said on 6/Oct/16
Mick Fleetwood never needed 'magic shoes' (cowboy boots and such absurd bluster and bother) to appear very tall. Because even without the usual props and show biz smokescreens, he IS very tall. His six foot six is legit.
Tom said on 21/Nov/15
I remember Q magazine doing a feature called something like the short and tall of rock and I think they had him at 6'4.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Sep/15
As Rob says though Exorcist he can still look a strong 6'5 at even pushing 70. Peak I think he can look easily 6'6, most people talk about him as a virtual giant. It's an honest claim, as he'd not be the type to exaggerate being shy about it, in fact not impossible he measured a bit over it peak like a Mertesacker and rounded down.
Ali Baba said on 21/Sep/15
I don't think I've ever seen him standing before. I had no idea he was anything near that tall.
Anonymous said on 19/Sep/15
He definitely edged out Clarkson, with a bit of a footwear advantage. I think this is proof, though, that Clarkson is still over 6'4 and was definitely 6'5 peak. Not 6'2-6'3 as some claim.
said on 18/Sep/15
Great addition, Rob! He's a super tall guy, but I think closer to 6'5" today. 6'6" peak.
Photo is an old album cover. Makes Jeremy Spencer look 5'3" range.
Mick looking like a giant with Jeremy Spencer here. I know this illusion is all camera angle.
@Arch: I think Jeremy Clarkson is around 6'4" range now, 6'4.5"/75" peak. I've never bought his full 6'5" claim.
said on 18/Sep/15
What would Christine McVie be?? about 5ft 6?
[Editor Rob: that's possible yeah.]
Arch Stanton said on 17/Sep/15
A 6 ft 6 guy like Mick gives off more of a "fridge freezer" impression than a 6'5 guy. It's a height when guys can start to really look massive. Today I think mick looks nearer 6 ft 5 with Steve Tyler but he is approaching 70 now and in some photos can still look near 6'6. Imagine him at 25 out of bed. I can well imagine him hitting 2 metres first thing.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Sep/15
Yes Rob, in fact Mick reminded me of Clive in the above photograph in frame. Yes he had a lot of 6 ft 5 range listings but if you really look at him, he really looked more 6 ft 6 than 6 ft 5. In fact in some photos peak he could look a comfortable 6 ft 6 actually.
said on 17/Sep/15
Maybe 6ft5½ today, Rob?
[Editor Rob: that figure today is likely]
movieguy said on 17/Sep/15
Those of us of a certain age may remember his classic performance presenting the Brit awards back in the 80s with Sam Fox ex page 3 star who was barely 5ft. They looked a very odd pair.
said on 16/Sep/15
Really a full 6ft6, Rob?
I always heard 6ft5 and sometimes 6ft5½.
[Editor Rob: certainly his peak he could look it I think.]
JB said on 16/Sep/15
Holy ****, I had no Idea he was that huge.
Gonzalo said on 16/Sep/15
In the sleeve of their 1988 Greatest hits álbum Judy Davis says Mick Fleetwood is 6`6. He definitely looked it.
Sam said on 15/Sep/15
Always thought he was a solid 6'5"er...he looked about 4 inches over Schwarzenegger in his strange appearance in The Running Man.
said on 15/Sep/15
Rob do you get what I mean with him looking like an old sea salt from a classical novel or something? You could quite imagine him helming a pirate ship with a parrot on his shoulder can't you? And the height too makes him that bit more intimidating!
[Editor Rob: clive russell looks a bit like that in person I thought, from the banks of the Clyde river though...]
said on 15/Sep/15Click Here
Look at the size of him. Seeing him in a beach photo like that really makes you wonder if he one of his ancestors was a smuggler or wrecker or something. He's from Redruth, Cornwall and just looks like one of those old sea salt types from an old novel or something. He looks just like a smuggler!
said on 15/Sep/15Click Here
Looks noticeably taller than Jeremy Clarkson there!
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure how much height Mick has lost by nearly 70, but he can still look comfortably in the 6ft 5-6 range.]
Arch Stanton said on 15/Sep/15
Thanks Rob. He definitely looked a legit 6'6 peak. Today he's lost a bit I think at pushing 70. My dad saw him once and said he was massive like "6 ft 8", but I think he was half joking.