In a week that has already been somber with the passing of Irene Cara, we learned today that longtime Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie died earlier today at 79.
The news was first reported by family on Christine’s twitter feed.
Rest In Peace Christine McVie pic.twitter.com/sJwlqgsBLw
— Christine McVie (@christine_mcvie) November 30, 2022
Tony Lorino joined us from Throwback HQ with the latest on the news as well.
She, along with former husband John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are among the longest running members of the group, having joined in 1970. They reached their peak of their fame with the infighting / inter-mingling relationship drama of the “Rumours” album in 1977. And, many credit Christine’s appearances on “Everywhere” and “Little Lies” from their 1987 release “Tango In The Night” as cementing them as one of the best of all time. She departed in the late ’90s, then returned in 2014 until the group disbanded over more (you guessed it)…infighting.
Approached by TMZ in 2019 about a reunion, she replied, “never say never.” Unfortunately, any reunion of that magnitude will be without Christine. But her voice, her songs, her talent – her FEELINGS – will live forever.
We love you Christine McVie.