It is with great sadness that the members of Fleetwood Mac say goodbye to their second singer and keyboardist Christine McVie. The musician died in the morning after a "short illness". Among other things, she lent her voice to the hit "Little Lies" and contributed significantly to the success of the band.
Her voice on the world hit "Little Lies" is still in the ears of millions of people: British musician Christine McVie from the group Fleetwood Mac is dead. The band announced this on social media in the evening. "There are no words that can describe our sadness at her death," the group said in a statement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. "She was the best musician a band could ask for and the best friend you could have in life."
Christine McVie was born as Christine Perfect. She also recorded a solo album under this name. Initially, she was the pianist and backing vocalist for the group Chicken Shack, which toured with Fleetwood Mac. In 1968 she married Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie and a few years later joined as a keyboardist. Even after the divorce, both remained in the group. In the mid-1970s, Fleetwood Mac moved to the USA, where the US duo Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks joined the band.
The big breakthrough came in 1977 with the album "Rumours", one of the best-selling albums in music history, and Fleetwood Mac became world stars. "Rumours" was also inspired by the McVies' breakup. McVie sang on the album, among other things, the hit "Don't Stop", a duet with singer and guitarist Buckingham. As a keyboard player, she appeared less in the role of lead singer than her bandmate Nicks. McVie also lent her voice to other hits, including "Little Lies" and "Everywhere" from the successful album "Tango In The Night" (1987).
At the end of the 1990s, Christine McVie left the group and largely withdrew from the public eye. She only got back on board in 2014. On November 20, 2019, McVie performed her final concert with Fleetwood Mac on the band's 50th anniversary tour. The PA news agency quoted a statement from the family that the 79-year-old had "slept peacefully in the hospital after a short illness" in the morning - "with her family".