Remembering Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac Member and Solo Artist

Christine was 79.

Jackie Kolgraf
November 30, 2022

Legendary Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie has passed away at 79, according to a statement from her family.

“She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning … following a short illness,” the statement reads. “She was in the company of her family. We kindly as 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.”

In remembrance, hear McVie’s most well-known Fleetwood Mac songs on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310), Classic Rewind (Ch. 25), Deep Tracks (Ch. 27), and 70s on 7 (Ch. 7). Additionally, SiriusXM is honoring McVie’s memory during tonight’s episode of Feedback on Faction Talk (Ch. 103) and VOLUME (Ch. 780) from 7–9pm ET.

“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” Fleetwood Mac shared. “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Born in 1943 and raised near Birmingham, McVie’s professional music career started at age 24 when she joined a blues band called Chicken Shack. She married Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie in 1968 and officially joined the group two years later following the release of her first solo album, Christine Perfect.

In Fleetwood Mac, McVie penned mega-hits like “You Make Loving Fun” and “Over My Head” on record-breaking albums like Fleetwood Mac and Rumours. She released her self-titled sophomore solo album in 1984 and was inducted with Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

In June of 2022, McVie released SONGBIRD, a compilation album of remastered songs from two of her solo albums plus two previously unreleased studio recordings.