His cold, soulful contralto helped define classics such as “You Make Loving Fun”, “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop”. Christine McVie, author, composer, singer and keyboardist of the British group Fleetwood Mac, died at the age of 79, Wednesday November 30.
Mrs McVie’s disappearance has been announced in a message posted on the group’s social networks in the evening. A statement released to the press on Wednesday by her family says she “died peacefully in hospital this morning” surrounded by his loved ones, following a “short illness”.
Tens of millions of records sold
In the press release published online, his group pays tribute to him by affirming that“She was truly one of a kind, special and talented beyond measure”. The singer was a stable presence and personality in a band known for frequent lineup changes and volatile personalities – notably fellow songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
During their peak commercial years, from 1975 to 1980, the band sold tens of millions of records and were an ongoing source of fascination for fans as they turned personal battles into melodic, compelling songs.
Christine McVie had been married to bassist John McVie, and their breakup – along with that of Nicks and Buckingham – was famously documented, among other things, on the 1977 album ‘Rumours’, which is among the best-selling albums of all. time with over 45 million copies sold.
Fleetwood Mac, co-founded by drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Among the group’s many other hits include “Dreams », “Go Your Own Way” and “Little Lies” .