How we wish it was only a “Little Lie,” but the words of Fleetwood Mac singer and pianist Christine McVie’s family statement resonate loud in the announcement of the artist’s passing.
Goodbye To The Songbird: Christine McVie
Christine McVie, English musician, singer and songwriter and member of Fleetwood Mac, dies at the age of 79.
How we wish it was only a “Little Lie,” but unfortunately the words of Christine McVie’s family statement resonate loud in the announcement of the artist’s passing
“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.”
Pianist and singer, Christine McVie, has been part of Fleetwood Mac’s releases since 1971. She joined the duo of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
Her voice, particular and recognizable among many, resonates in songs like “Little Lies,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Love Shines” and “Everywhere.” Additionally, she has backed up bandmates Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham on multiple others. An example of this is the iconic “The Chain,” in which the woman presents herself as the glue between the a-polar Buckingham and Nicks. In what seemed like a relentless hatred and ongoing unsettlement in the band, Christine McVie was always presented as the group’s anchor. Between the burning stares of Nicks and Buckingham, Christine McVie was the light to pacify the stage.
The band remembers Christine McVie as “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. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”
Mick Fleetwood writes:
“This is a day where my dear sweet Friend Christine McVie has taken to flight.. and left us earthbound folks to listen with bathed breath to the sounds of that “song bird”…) g reminding one and all that love is all around us to reach for and touch in this precious life that is gifted to us. Part of my heart has flown away today. I will miss everything about you.
Memories abound… they fly to me.”
Go Your Own Way
Also Nicks released a loving and emotional letter to what she defines as her “best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975” (when Nicks joined the band). The artist dedicated her HAIM’s Hallelujah.
“I had a best friend but she has come to pass / One I wish I could see now / You always remind me that memories will last ”
Born Christine Perfect, McVie married Fleetwood Mac’s bassist John McVie. The duo wouldn’t have had the easiest of the relationships, and broke up soon after. Together with the other’s band’s couple, Buckingham and Nicks, McVie’s contributed to the inspiration and creation of Fleetwood Mac’s -and one of rock history’s – most famous album, Rumours. The album sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
McVie left a huge mark in the hearts of many. Fleetwood Mac’s fans and music lovers cry for the passing of one of the most respected, influential and loved artists.