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Spencer (British; aliases used include Jonadab and Jonathan, though he now
goes by Jeremy again) was born in West Hartlepool, England on July 4, 1948.
Spencer was one of Fleetwood Mac's early guitarists, joining the band in
1967. His specialty was the slide guitar and he was strongly influenced by
blues musician Elmore James. Spencer remained with the band until February
1971 when he joined the Children of God, upon which he renounced his
possessions and cut his long hair.
He remains with The Family International (as the group is now called) to this day, participating in missionary activities, performing in studio recordings for the group (primarily in Brazil), and illustrating Family publications for children. Spencer now lives in Ireland and works mainly as a book illustrator and story writer for The Family International.
Spencer performed in concert tours in India with other Family International performers in 1995, 1998 and 2000. Shortly before the start of his 1998 tour, Fleetwood Mac performers including Jeremy Spencer were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.