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(YouTube) Video Happy 71st birthday to Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, who has the distinction of giving the band its first top twenty single, 1975's "Over My Head"   (youtube.com) divider line 32
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2014-07-12 05:28:01 PM  
Nice.

Christine - whatever that band guy's name is who cheated on her - gave more to FM than she ever received in return.
 
2014-07-12 05:47:05 PM  
Holy hell she's that old?
 
2014-07-12 05:50:05 PM  

Oldiron_79: Holy hell she's that old?


Mick will be that age in a couple of weeks, and Keith later this year.
 
2014-07-12 05:53:36 PM  
Prior to joining FM, she released a really solid blues-rock album under her maiden name, Christine Perfect.
 
2014-07-12 06:10:04 PM  
She's 71?

O_O

/So old (I mean me LOL)
 
2014-07-12 06:25:40 PM  

Snapper Carr: Prior to joining FM, she released a really solid blues-rock album under her maiden name, Christine Perfect.


She played on at least a couple Chicken Shack records as well IIRC. Far more essential to the band than Nicks ever was.
 
2014-07-12 06:31:28 PM  

drewogatory: Snapper Carr: Prior to joining FM, she released a really solid blues-rock album under her maiden name, Christine Perfect.

She played on at least a couple Chicken Shack records as well IIRC. Far more essential to the band than Nicks ever was.


...including an absolutely cracking version of I'd Rather Go Blind (which, for the record, is the saddest break-up song ever written).
 
2014-07-12 06:43:34 PM  
Fleetwood Mac is a hot-button subject for me, so I'll just say that "Oh Well" hit No. 2 on the UK Charts and stayed on the charts for 16 weeks.  This was long before the Lite FM Smooth Jazz Adult Contemporary Stylings Fleetwood Mac came along.  At that point, they didn't even let Christine make childish drawings for album covers.

/flame away, I don't mind
 
2014-07-12 06:47:16 PM  

drewogatory: Snapper Carr: Prior to joining FM, she released a really solid blues-rock album under her maiden name, Christine Perfect.

She played on at least a couple Chicken Shack records as well IIRC. Far more essential to the band than Nicks ever was.


I have tremendous respect for Christine, but more essential to the band than is the enigma of Nicks? I don't think so.
 
2014-07-12 06:50:43 PM  
Quite possibly their best song, too.
 
2014-07-12 07:15:41 PM  
fyi, this video is from 17 years ago (she was 54 then)...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dance_%28Fleetwood_Mac_album%29
 
2014-07-12 07:47:26 PM  
McVie wrote/sang a boatload of their hits.  So much so that without her the band isn't worth seeing live.  Imagine going to a Fleetwood Mac show and NOT hearing:

Think About Me
Don't Stop
Little Lies
Over My Head
Hold Me
The Chain
Say You Love Me
Got a Hold on Me
You Make Loving Fun

Having her back with the band for a new tour sure seems promising.
 
2014-07-12 08:05:51 PM  
Imagine going to a Fleetwood Mac show and NOT hearing:

Anything from before 1975. That's the deal breaker for me. It's like Kiln House through Heroes don't even exist.
 
2014-07-12 08:09:52 PM  

lindalouwho: drewogatory: Snapper Carr: Prior to joining FM, she released a really solid blues-rock album under her maiden name, Christine Perfect.

She played on at least a couple Chicken Shack records as well IIRC. Far more essential to the band than Nicks ever was.

I have tremendous respect for Christine, but more essential to the band than is the enigma of Nicks? I don't think so.


Earguy: McVie wrote/sang a boatload of their hits.  So much so that without her the band isn't worth seeing live.  Imagine going to a Fleetwood Mac show and NOT hearing:

Think About Me
Don't Stop
Little Lies
Over My Head
Hold Me
The Chain
Say You Love Me
Got a Hold on Me
You Make Loving Fun

Having her back with the band for a new tour sure seems promising.


Saw them last year and they did about half of those songs. Without Christine there they really needed some good female vocals, but they only had Nicks. They should have hired some good backup singers to take up the slack.
 
2014-07-12 08:14:06 PM  
I'm sure some of Peter Green's FM singles were top 20 material, esp.  'Albatross'
 
2014-07-12 08:15:15 PM  

Kibbler: Fleetwood Mac is a hot-button subject for me, so I'll just say that "Oh Well" hit No. 2 on the UK Charts and stayed on the charts for 16 weeks.  This was long before the Lite FM Smooth Jazz Adult Contemporary Stylings Fleetwood Mac came along.  At that point, they didn't even let Christine make childish drawings for album covers.

/flame away, I don't mind


Not flaming but the 2 are totally different bands. Some like the first version, most like the second.
 
2014-07-12 08:30:20 PM  
E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I'm sure some of Peter Green's FM singles were top 20 material, esp.  'Albatross'

Well the only Peter Green you are going to hear in concert is not at a FM concert. The only folks I know with a Peter Green song in their set are Judas Priest(Green Manalishi)
 
2014-07-12 08:47:23 PM  

Oldiron_79: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I'm sure some of Peter Green's FM singles were top 20 material, esp.  'Albatross'

Well the only Peter Green you are going to hear in concert is not at a FM concert. The only folks I know with a Peter Green song in their set are Judas Priest(Green Manalishi)


Santana.
 
2014-07-12 08:53:32 PM  
Forty years ago when I saw them in LA, 71 seemed really old...not so much any more.
 
2014-07-12 09:04:37 PM  
We talk about McVie, Nicks, Green et al, but what about Danny Kirwan? Sands of Time practically invented 'Trance'.
I loved the earlier incarnation, but good on 'em for making it big. Not many can do that.
 
2014-07-12 10:41:09 PM  

Earguy: McVie wrote/sang a boatload of their hits.  So much so that without her the band isn't worth seeing live.  Imagine going to a Fleetwood Mac show and NOT hearing:

Think About Me
Don't Stop
Little Lies
Over My Head
Hold Me
The Chain
Say You Love Me
Got a Hold on Me
You Make Loving Fun

Having her back with the band for a new tour sure seems promising.


Sounds like a great time for you to see them for the first time. You won't be disappointed.
 
2014-07-12 11:25:57 PM  
Thanks for this thread. i just played all my FM songs on full blast and belted out every tune. It's been years.
 
2014-07-13 12:15:30 AM  
Santana. Sucks.
He copied all his licks from Green;
and yes Danny Kirwan was fantastic
 
2014-07-13 12:39:33 AM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Santana. Sucks.
He copied all his licks from Green;
and yes Danny Kirwan was fantastic


Lol
 
2014-07-13 08:20:58 AM  

drewogatory: Oldiron_79: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: I'm sure some of Peter Green's FM singles were top 20 material, esp.  'Albatross'

Well the only Peter Green you are going to hear in concert is not at a FM concert. The only folks I know with a Peter Green song in their set are Judas Priest(Green Manalishi)

Santana.


CSB: I saw Peter Green on tour with John Mayall some years back. Memory says it was at the Fillmore (the original, not to be confused with Bill Graham's later Fillmore West), but I could be wrong. I also recall getting high on second hand smoke.
 
2014-07-13 12:19:26 PM  
A Cristine McVie song with FM from 1972.
 
2014-07-13 07:08:36 PM  
I used to work at a music library at a university. We had vinyl records that students could take into listening rooms. Members of the community could also listen to them, but the record had to stay behind the counter with us--we'd just pipe it into the unlocked listening room. Since we weren't actually listening to it behind the counter, the listener would come back to tell us when to flip the record over.

Last summer, a man from the community asked to listen to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, so I loaded it up for him. About 20 minutes later, he came out, looking a little bit dazed. I asked whether he wanted me to flip the record over, and he said, "No, no...I think I have to save it for later." He paused, then added, "That singer...the woman who isn't Stevie Nicks?" "Christine McVie?" "Yeah. Her voice...It's like an angel from another dimension!" And then he turned and walked away.

So, whenever I hear Christine McVie, I always think of her as an angel from another dimension.

/Cool story, sis.
 
2014-07-13 08:40:13 PM  
She has a better voice than Stevie Nicks!
 
2014-07-13 10:23:08 PM  

Princess_of_Farking_Farkness: She has a better voice than Stevie Nicks!


 I always seem to gravitate to the "other" singer in bands. I like the other singer in the Cars, Journey, F-Mac, KISS, and Iron Maiden. Bands Like the Beatles and Alice n Chains are just to hard to choose, though I lean towards Lennon and Staley.
 
2014-07-14 07:34:07 AM  

ununcle: Princess_of_Farking_Farkness: She has a better voice than Stevie Nicks!

 I always seem to gravitate to the "other" singer in bands. I like the other singer in the Cars, Journey, F-Mac, KISS, and Iron Maiden. Bands Like the Beatles and Alice n Chains are just to hard to choose, though I lean towards Lennon and Staley.


If you're going to gravitate to the "other" singer in the Beatles, that would be George: Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, etc.
 
2014-07-14 08:37:03 AM  

czetie: ununcle: Princess_of_Farking_Farkness: She has a better voice than Stevie Nicks!

 I always seem to gravitate to the "other" singer in bands. I like the other singer in the Cars, Journey, F-Mac, KISS, and Iron Maiden. Bands Like the Beatles and Alice n Chains are just to hard to choose, though I lean towards Lennon and Staley.

If you're going to gravitate to the "other" singer in the Beatles, that would be George: Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, etc.


Or Ringo---Act Naturally, Yellow Submarine. He also had a fairly successful run of singles as a solo act in the early 70s.
 
2014-07-14 09:42:41 AM  

rhiannon:   Imagine going to a Fleetwood Mac show and NOT hearing:

Think About Me
Don't Stop
Little Lies
Over My Head
Hold Me
The Chain
Say You Love Me
Got a Hold on Me
You Make Loving Fun


Or:

Black Magic Woman
Sentimental Lady
Hypnotized

(Not McVie Songs, but geez, there was a band before the White Album)

And The Chain is credited to all members of the band, though I believe I remember seeing an interview with Stevie Nicks claiming she wrote it, or the majority of it.
 
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