Christine McVie, pianist, singer
Singer ~ Pianist
Fleetwood Mac
birth name: Christine Anne Perfect

Christine McVie

July 12, 1943, Bouth, England

Throughout all of their incarnations, the only consistent members of Fleetwood Mac were drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie - the rhythm section that provided the band with its name. Ironically, they had the least influence over the musical direction of the band. Originally, guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer provided the band with its gutsy, neo-psychedelic blues-rock sound, but as both guitarists descended into mental illness, the group began moving toward pop/rock with the songwriting of pianist Christine McVie. ~ Allmusic: Fleetwood Mac ~ retrieved July 12, 2013 © Allmusic

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July 12, 1986 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (1) Billy Ocean, There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) ~ #2 (6) Genesis, Invisible Touch ~ #1 (2) Simply Red, Holding Back The Years


Christine McVie ~ Ranked #63 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Randy Newman ~ Trouble In Paradise (1983) ~ Ranked #67 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “Nothing,” says Randy Newman when asked what he had been thinking about when he began work on his eighth album, Trouble In Paradise. “I had no cohesive plan in mind.” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

Fleetwood Mac

Although Fleetwood Mac is today recognized as one of the most successful pop/rock bands in contemporary music - selling more than 70 million albums worldwide - they originally began as a strict blues outfit. Guitarist Peter Green, bassist John McVie, and drummer Mick Fleetwood were all alumni of Englishman John Mayall's Bluesbreakers when they first appeared on August 12, 1967, as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac at the British National Jazz & Blues Festival. Jeremy Spencer added his Elmore James-flavored licks to the band which “in that early incarnation, evolved into a fantastic blues band - sharp-edged without rawness, steady in the Chicago blues mold, impressive and direct,” according to The Guitar: The Music, The History, The Players. ~ Musicianguide: Fleetwood Mac ~ retrieved October 23, 2013 © Musicianguide

Fleetwood Mac ~ Inducted in the 2005 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.

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