Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

She co-wrote “Don’t Stop,” “Everywhere,” and so aptly, for her tightly intermarried and then spectactularly-divorced band, “Little Lies.” For many decades the sturdiest member of Fleetwood Mac, keyboardist and vocalist Christine Perfect McVie passed away in London on November 30 at 79, just three days from a major Fleetwood Mac memorabilia auction she had helped engineer in Los Angeles. Originally, she’d been a member of the band Chicken Shack, assuming the keyboards in Fleetwood Mac in 1970, just as the band began its rocketlike rise through the pop charts, a journey she very much helped ignite.

As a core group, Christine and John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood were in some way meant for each other, both musically and, infamously, romantically. As things began, the McVies were married, Nicks and Buckingham were a couple, and Fleetwood was dating Jenny Boyd, the sister of Patty Boyd, who went on to marry George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

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