One of two female singers for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Fleetwood Mac has died.  Christine McVie died November 30, 2022 at the age of 79.  No location or cause of death was given; only that McVie died peacefully surrounded by her family after a short illness.

McVie joined the British rock band in 1970 and became a singer, songwriter, and keyboard player.

Fleetwood Mac saw a number of member changes over the years including McVie herself who left for a time, only to return to the band.  Over the years a total of 18 different musicians have been a part of Fleetwood Mac.  The band saw its biggest success with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lyndsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks as the lead singer.

As a part of Fleetwood Mach, McVie performed for President Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl.

The youngest of three children, she was born Christine Ann Perfect on July 13, 1943 in Lancashire, England; the daughter of a violinist for the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra father and a medium, faith healer mother.  Her grandfather was the organist at Westminster Abbey.  She began playing the piano when she was just four years old.

Prior to joining Fleetwood Mac, she was a member of the British band Chicken Shack, Sounds of Blue, and even sang with Spencer Davis prior to his forming the Spencer Davis Group.  She was originally asked to join Fleetwood Mac as a session keyboard player prior to becoming a part of the band after the departure of Peter Green.  McVie also released her won solo albums.

She left Fleetwood Mac in 1998 after the death of her father and a desire to retire from touring to stay close to family.

Her accomplishments include a Ivor Novella Lifetime Achievement Award and a British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, Authors Gold Badge of Merit.

Married and divorced twice, McVie had no children.

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