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Former Fleetwood Mac singer is dead: Musician Christine McVie dies at the age of 79 after a short illness

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The former singer and keyboardist of the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie, is dead. The musician died “peacefully” at the age of 79 and surrounded by her relatives after a “brief illness” in a hospital, her family said on Wednesday .

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Fleetwood Mac was shocked by McVie’s death and recognized the English-born musician as a unique personality with incredible talent.

“She was the best musician you could have in your band and the best friend you could have in your life,” the band stated.

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McVie officially joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970, two years after her marriage to the band’s bassist, John McVie, and after having worked on the studio album Mr. Wonderful” had contributed.

She sang for the band, played keyboards and piano, and also wrote songs. Her biggest hit was “Don’t Stop” on the 1977 album Rumors, for which she also wrote the songs “Songbird” and “You Make Loving Fun”.

Born Christine Anne Perfect in 1943, the musician played for the blues band Chicken Shack before joining Fleetwood Mac. In addition to her albums with Fleetwood Mac, she also released several records of her own.

In 1998, McVie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of the band. Fleetwood Mac is considered one of the most popular and influential groups of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Source: Tagesspiegel

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