Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

Christine McVie

Christine McVie, who was a vital member in the band Fleetwood Mac through much of their run, has died. She was 79.

A statement from the band read: “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”

McVie’s family also released the following: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”

Christine McVie’s first album with Fleetwood Mac was 1971’s “Future Games” and ran through 1995’s “Time”. She was also featured on two of their live albums, including 1997’s “The Dance”. McVie also released a handful of studio albums.

McVie was married to Fleetwood Mac co-founder John McVie from 1967 to 1976. The following year saw the release of the band’s most famous album, “Rumors”, in which McVie wrote or co-wrote some of its greatest songs, like “Don’t Stop”, “Songbird” and “The Chain.” On the band’s other three most well-known albums, the self-titled “Fleetwood Mac”, “Tusk” and “Mirage”, McVie had a songwriting credit on a total of 15 tracks. McVie’s talents were so notable that she had a hand in writing nearly half of the songs of the band’s 1988 “Greatest Hits” album.

In 1998, McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Fleetwood Mac.

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