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Christine McVie

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With her naturally smoky low alto vocal style along with a knack for writing simple, direct, and memorable songs concerning the joys and pitfalls of love, Christine McVie has already established an extended and productive musical career while seldom insisting on being center stage. Created Christine Anne Ideal on July 12, 1943, in the tiny town of Bouth, the child of the concert violinist along with a trust healer, a mixture that simply begs for uniqueness, McVie started playing the piano at age four and found herself significantly studying the device at age 11, carrying on her classical teaching until she was 15. That’s when she found out rock & move. While learning sculpture at an arts university near Birmingham for another five years, she immersed herself in the neighborhood music scene, becoming a member of the music group Seems of Blue like a bassist. By enough time McVie graduated having a teaching level, Seems of Blue experienced split up, and she relocated to London. In 1968 she reunited with two of the music group’s former users, Andy Silvester and Stan Webb, within the English blues music group Poultry Shack, playing piano and adding vocals. The music group released two albums, 40 Blue Fingertips, Freshly Loaded and Prepared to Serve in 1968 and O.K. Ken? in 1969, and garnered a high 20 hit within the U.K. with McVie’s amazing edition of Etta Wayne’ “I’d Rather Proceed Blind.” She remaining the music group in 1969 after conference Fleetwood Mac pc bassist John McVie, marrying him a yr later, soon after the discharge of her first solo album, the self-titled Christine Perfect. Following a marriage, and today referred to as Christine McVie, she became a member of Fleetwood Mac pc like a pianist and vocalist and remained an associate for another 25 years, learning to be a superstar in 1975 within the Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks edition from the music group. She and John McVie divorced in 1978, although both continuing as users of Fleetwood Mac pc with the albums Tusk (1979) and Mirage (1982). She documented and released another solo album, just known as Christine McVie, in 1984. She wedded keyboardist Eddy Quintela in 1986. They might independent four years later on in 1990 (and divorce later on in the 10 years), just because the music group — right now minus Buckingham — released Behind the Face mask. Following a tour for the recording, McVie announced towards the music group that she’d not longer continue the street, although she continuing to work within the studio together, contributing five music to 1995’s Period. A reunion from the Buckingham/Nicks incarnation from the music group for 1997’s live The Dance implemented, and McVie do the causing tour using the group before officially retiring from Fleetwood Macintosh in 1998 following the group’s induction in to the Stone Hall of Popularity that calendar year. She then resided quietly from the music limelight before discharge of her third single album, For the time being, in 2004.

Quick Facts


Full Name Christine McVie
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player
Nationality British
Spouse John McVie
Parents Cyril P.A.Perfect, Beatrice E.M. Reece
Music Groups Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack
Music Songs Landslide, Rhiannon, Gypsy, The Chain, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Little Lies, Gold Dust Woman, Everywhere, Seven Wonders, Sara, Don't Stop, Never Going Back Again, Got A Hold On Me, Songbird, Say You Love Me, Albatross, Big Love, You Make Loving Fun, Love Will Show Us How, Hold Me, Oh Daddy, Need Your Love So Bad, Feel About You, Silver Springs, As Long as You Follow, Sleeping Around the Corner, Monday Morning, Tusk, Red Sun, Hypnotized, Love Is Here to Stay
Albums Christine Perfect, Bare Trees, Live, Christine McVie, Tango in the Night, Greatest Hits, In the Meantime, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Movies Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night, Fleetwood Mac: The Dance, The Mick Fleetwood Story: Two Sticks and a Drum


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#Fact
1 At a very early age, she learned how to play the cello from her father. She would also play that instrument in her school orchestra.
2 Her birthplace, Greenodd, Lancashire, England, is 162 miles north of Birmingham, England, and nearly 85 miles west of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
3 Attended the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, in Birmingham, England, where graduated with a teaching degree in sculpture.
4 Met future husband John McVie in the band "Chicken Shack.".
5 Had a house in Los Angeles, California.
6 Created the Fleetwood Mac art album of 'Kiln House.'.
7 Former girlfriend of Dennis Wilson (of 'The Beach Boys' fame). He would drown almost a year and a half later.
8 After quitting Fleetwood Mac, McVie had left Los Angeles to return to London, England, where she purchased a mansion in the countryside, to spend more time with her family, and her father, whom she lost in 1998.
9 Paste Magazine named McVie, together with Fleetwood Mac bandmates (Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks), as the 83rd greatest living songwriter or songwriting team. [2006].
10 She was asked to do an Elvis Presley song, "Can't Help Falling In Love," for the movie A Fine Mess (1986), and she asked Richard Dashut to act as her producer. He, in turn, said Buckingham would probably love to help out, since he was a huge Elvis fan. She went on to recruit Mick Fleetwood and John McVie for her rhythm section, and 4/5 of the band found themselves together in the studio and actually enjoying it.
11 Once said in an interview, McVie is not listening much to pop music anymore and stated instead a preference for Classic FM.
12 Was awarded the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors' Gold Badge of Merit [2006].
13 McVie was the youngest child of a middle-class family.
14 The only member of Fleetwood Mac who was raised in an out-right musical family where it was accepted--and almost expected-- to pursue a career in music.
15 Has a converted barn at her home in Wickhambreaux, Kent, England.
16 After her mother's Tee's death in 1970, her father, Cyril, remarried.
17 Left the band Chicken Shack to spend more time with her husband John McVie, she would later join Fleetwood Mac, full-time, after John talked her into replacing Peter Green, who left to pursue other interests.
18 Started singing when she was a little girl.
19 One of the lead vocalists of Fleetwood Mac, from 1970-1998, and came back since 2014. McVie is also the band's keyboardist.
20 Is very good friends with: George Harrison, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Steven Tyler, Peter Green, Jeff Lynne, Joan Baez, Steve Winwood, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham.
21 Her father, Cyril Perfect, was a college professor and concert violinist, and her mother, Beatrice (called Tee) Perfect, was a medium, a psychic and a faith healer.
22 Despite not being the founding member of Fleetwood Mac, she was the only member of this band to have written or co-written songs more than anyone else. McVie had written and sung 49 songs.
23 Before she was a successful singer and keyboardist (for Fleetwood Mac), she was once a member of the group Chicken Shack.
24 Was given lessons on the piano at the age of four, but her parents soon realized she was not enjoying it in the least.
25 The song that she wrote, "Don't Stop," was about her divorce from John McVie.
26 McVie was a devoted fan of Fleetwood Mac, and while touring with Chicken Shack, the two bands often would meet. They also were "label mates" at Blue Horizon, and Fleetwood Mac had asked McVie to play piano as a session musician for Peter Green's songs on the band's second album, Mr. Wonderful.
27 With former guitarist and vocalist Bob Welch's encouragement, Fleetwood Mac decided to move to Los Angeles, California. She was not too happy with this idea, as she loved the band's home, Benifold, and was very close to her family.
28 Had temporarily lived in an apartment in Malibu, California, right around the same time when Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, joined her band, on New Years' Eve, 1974, at the time, they were boyfriend/girlfriend. Drummer Mick Fleetwood made sure McVie felt that she could get along with Stevie before hiring them; nobody wanted a situation where two women were bickering back and forth.
29 Before she was a successful singer and keyboardist, she used to work as a window dresser at a department store.
30 Has no children.
31 Her ex-husband John McVie is a cancer survivor.
32 She received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. [2014].
33 Nephew of Dan Perfect.
34 Music ran in her family.
35 Her father, Cyril Perfect, passed away in 1998.
36 She is known to be a very private lady.
37 Will release new solo album, titled In the Meantime, in the UK. In the Meantime is slated to debut in September 2004 in the US. [June 2004]
38 The oldest member of Fleetwood Mac.
39 Fleetwood Mac was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
40 Announced her retirement from music when she married John McVie, but was coaxed out of it the next year by Fleetwood Mac, which up to that time had been an all-male band with a raunchy stage act.
41 Worked a little bit on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 album, but did not tour with them. Quit touring with Fleetwood Mac after "The Dance" tour in 1997.
42 Ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll
43 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Fleetwood Mac).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Americans 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation Street 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City 2013 Documentary writer: "Don't Stop", "Say You Love Me"
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Series writer: "The Chain"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hi havia una vegada el disc de La Marató 2009 TV Movie documentary writer: "Tot passarà"
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley 2009 Video short writer: "Don't Stop"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2009 TV Series writer: "The Chain"
Heroes 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skins 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Definitely, Maybe 2008 writer: "Don't Stop" 1976
Accepted 2006 writer: "Don't Stop"
Irresistible 2006 "Tell Me Lies"
Love Actually 2003 as McVie, "Songbird" 1976
Joe Somebody 2001 writer: "Songbird"
The '70s 2000 TV Movie writer: "The Chain" - uncredited
The Simpsons 1997-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mr. Music 1998 TV Movie writer: "Songbird"
Let It Be Me 1995 writer: "Everywhere"
The War Room 1993 Documentary writer: "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow"
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary lyrics: "Love Will Show Us How" / performer: "Love Will Show Us How"
A Fine Mess 1986 performer: "Can't Help Falling In Love"
Knight Rider 1982-1983 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Personal Best 1982 writer: "YOU MAKE LOVING FUN"
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party 1979 TV Special writer: "You Make Loving Fun" - uncredited
B.J. and the Bear 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM 1978 writer: "Don't Stop"
Slap Shot 1977 writer: "Say You Love Me"
The Midnight Special 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours 2013 Documentary post-production Herself
Today 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop 2009 TV Movie documentary
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2009 Video Herself
Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours 1997 Video documentary Herself
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Rock Family Trees 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1993 TV Movie Herself (as Fleetwood Mac)
Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night 1987 TV Special documentary Herself - Keyboards and Vocals
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself
Fleetwood Mac in Concert: Mirage Tour 1982 1983 Video documentary Keyboards, vocals
Bob Welch and Friends: Live from the Roxy 1981 TV Movie Herself
Top Ten New York 1977 TV Series Herself - Musician
Beat-Club 1971 TV Series

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#Quote
1 I thought the whole thing was really bizarre when I was asked to join. I had been a fan of Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. On my nights off, I'd go to see Fleetwood Mac and ended up dating John.
2 [In 1990]: We'll never really stop playing with each other unless we really couldn't stand up anymore. We've barely scratched what we're capable of doing.

#Trademark
1 Songs about the joys and pitfalls of love
2 Smoky low alto vocal style
3 Husky voice.
4 Long blonde hair.
5 Floaty clothes.


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