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CHRISTINE MCVIE

BIOGRAPHY
 
Christine McVie

An English rock singer, keyboardist, and songwriter. Her primary fame came as a member of the British American rock band Fleetwood Mac though she has also released three solo albums.Joining the group in 1970'.

Christine studied sculpture at an art college in Birmingham, England for five years, with the goal of becoming an art teacher.

Christine joinned a band called "Shades Of Blue". Also during that time she would often sing with Spencer Davis.

Later in 1968, Christine was told her that her ex bandmates Andy Sylvester and Stan Webb were forming a blues band and were looking for a pianist.Christine joined playing keyboards, piano and sing background vocals in their band "Chicken Shack".

Christine was a big fan of Fleetwood Mac at the time and while touring with Chicken Shack the two bands would often run into each other.

As Christine McVie, she joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, just after marrying Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie.

In 1974, Christine McVie reluctantly agreed to move with the rest of the band to the US and make a fresh start. Within a year, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Buckingham Nicks joined the band.

Their first album together, 1975's Fleetwood Mac, had several hit songs, with McVie's "Over My Head" and "Say You Love Me" both reaching Billboard's top-20. Her biggest hit was "Don't Stop".

By the end of the Rumours tour, the McVies had divorced in 1976.

They reunited in 1981 to record the album Mirage at a chateau in France.

After covering the Elvis Presley standard "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" for the Howie Mandel film A Fine Mess, she rejoined Fleetwood Mac to record the Tango in the Night album

The members of the band seemed to have gone their separate ways until Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham got together again for one of Lindsey Buckingham's solo projects. They persuaded Christine to record and tour with them one last time.

McVie complied with their touring schedule, and then performed for the group's 1998 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Grammy Awards show, and the BRIT Awards in the UK.

After, she retired from Fleetwood Mac altogether.

Christine McVie returned to England to be near her family and stepped out of public view almost completely.

In 2006 McVie was awarded the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters' Gold Badge of Merit at a ceremony held in London's Savoy Hotel.

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