It was sad to find out after leaving the air yesterday morning that vocalist and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie, had passed away at the age of 79. Her family’s statement said she passed peacefully after a short illness. The Mike & Carla Morning Show wasted no time in paying tribute to the “heart and soul” of Fleetwood Mac member this morning featuring isolated tracks, new songs, old songs and more!
One of her earliest lead vocals to be heard on radio back in the early ’70s was the Fleetwood Mac song “Heroes Are Hard to Find”. Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971. Her song “Heroes Are Hard to Find” not only kicked off their 1974 album, but it would be the title track. She was one of the rare women in a rock band back then.
Christine enjoyed being a solo act before joining the MAC back in 1971 and she also helped out former members of the band when it came to their solo projects. Christine was more than happy to sing background vocals on Bob Welch‘s hit “Sentimental Lady” back in 1977. A song both did together on the Fleetwood Mac album “Bare Trees”
Her real name was Christine Perfect…changing her last name to McVie after marrying Fleetwood Mac bass player and co-founder John McVie. After their divorce, Christine started dating Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys for a while before breaking it off. However, the relationship did spawn great songs like “The Chain,” “Love In Store,” and “Go Your Own Way.” Who knew right?
The M&C Morning Show also featured during this segment one of Christine’s last “live” performance during a tribute to Peter Green. Christine belted out a blues song reminiscent of the early Fleetwood Mac days.
Whether you were a fan or not, do yourself a favor and listen to what we thought was a very nice tribute to an amazing artist…she will be dearly missed!
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