Friday, January 17, 2014

Flashback Friday: Christine McVie & Fleetwood Mac

FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

Big news breaking this week was notification that longtime Fleetwood Mac vocalist Christine McVie is re-joining the band after a long hiatus. The news broke in Billboard Magazine this week: "The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998."

McVie who joined the band in the early 1970s has been responsible for singing and writing some of the band's most well known hits including "Don't Stop", "Songbird", "Say You Love Me", "Over My Head", "You Make Loving Fun", "Little Lies", "Everywhere" and "As Long As You Follow" to name some here. She pre-dates the band's most well known line-up by a few years when she used to share vocal duties with former bandmates Bob Welch and Danny Kirwin.

Today, McVie joins the band's most well known line-up which also includes her ex, John McVie; singer-songwriters Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham and percussionist - drummer Mick Fleetwood.

Fans are hoping that Fleetwood Mac goes on tour this year with the revived line-up and even work on and release a new album.

Fleetwood Mac is the only band that I have seen in concert twice, once in 1977 and again in 1980. Mick Fleetwood is a part time Hawaii resident and put in an appearance at the Hawaii State Legislature last year lobbying for a privacy bill with fellow rocker Steven Tyler of the band Aerosmith.

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