© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Honoree Christine McVie of the group Fleetwood Mac performs in the course of the 2018 MusiCares Particular person of the Yr present honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
LONDON (Reuters) -Singer-songwriter Christine McVie, a member of British-American band Fleetwood Mac, died on Wednesday aged 79, her household mentioned in a press release posted on her official Fb (NASDAQ:) web page.
Fleetwood Mac, whose title was impressed by the surnames of its founders – bassist John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood – fashioned in 1967 however had many members come and go over time.
Born Christine Good in northwest England on July 12, 1943, she joined the band as a singer and pianist in 1970 after marrying John following a courtship of two weeks. She in the end left him to stay with a lighting technician.
The band’s 1977 album “Rumours”, which bought greater than 40 million copies and is without doubt one of the best-selling albums of all time, was recorded because the couple have been divorcing.
McVie’s household mentioned she died peacefully in hospital on Wednesday after a brief sickness.
“We want everybody to maintain Christine of their hearts and bear in mind the lifetime of an unbelievable human being, and revered musician who was liked universally,” the assertion mentioned.
In a press release posted on Twitter, Fleetwood Mac mentioned she was “really one-of-a-kind, particular and gifted past measure”.
“She was the very best musician anybody may have of their band and the very best buddy anybody may have of their life. We have been so fortunate to have a life together with her,” the band mentioned. “She shall be so very missed.”