It was just announced today (November 30, 2022) that singer songwriter Christine McVie passed away. Such a devastating loss for the music world. Not to mention a surprising one. Nobody even knew that McVie was sick. It was only reported that she passed away peacefully at the age of 79 following a short illness.
The news was reported on McVie’s official Instagram account. The caption read: “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and 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. RIP Christine McVie.”
As a longtime fan of Fleetwood Mac, I always thought McVie didn’t get the recognition she deserved. At least not from those who weren’t big Mac fans. Those who were, know the contribution McVie made to the band. But Stevie Nicks was the universal face of Fleetwood Mac, not McVie.
So let’s dive into the contributions that Christine McVie made not only to Fleetwood Mac, but the music world in general. She was a huge powerhouse behind Fleetwood Mac‘s biggest hits. In fact, eight of the ones she penned landed on the band’s 1988 Greatest Hits album. She has won several awards for her music, including a Gold Badge of Merit Award and a Trailblazer Award (wikipedia.com).
In honor of this amazingly talented woman, here are a few more things about her that might have been forgotten. The music world just lost an incredible talent. RIP Christine McVie. You will be missed.
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas