The band Fleetwood Mac has announced the passing of their keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie. I have added the official statement down below.
“The are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed”. Fleetwood Mac
I’ve embedded to of the most prominent Christine McVie led Fleetwood Mac tunes. These numbers had such radio play when they were released.
We extend the deepest of condolences to Christine’s family and band mates and worldwide legions of fans. Thanks for the music Ms. McVie, may you Rest In Peace.
I’m saddened to continue our Saturday afternoon reporting with the news that Peter Green, legendary co-founder of the band Fleetwood Mac, has passed away. He was 73 years of age and a brief statement from his family is below.
“It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep.”
* end of statement *
Speaking personally, my musical education on the works of Peter Green are very limited and quite honestly I know two of his most noted works from the bands that covered them and practically made them their own songs. I am speaking of “Black Magic Woman” which was done by Santana and “Green Manalishi” that was covered by the mighty Judas Priest. These are magnificent tunes and ones that should be rallied behind time and time again. In 1967 I can’t claim to listening to much Fleetwood Mac or any music unless it was a lullabye since I was two years old. I would get my education on the band from the “Rumors” album that my father owned and played as much as I played my KISS records. True story. Continue reading Fleetwood Mac Co-Founding Guitarist Peter Green Has Died (1946-2020)→
The tour announcements keep on coming and here is the one regarding the lengthy plans by the legendary Fleetwood Mac. Check out the full press release and gamut of dates. I’ll close out with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour, set to kick off in 10/and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.
Tickets for the tour will go on-sale to the general public starting on Friday, May 4 at 10am local time. A complete Fleetwood Mac itinerary listing all tour dates follows this release. For further information, please visit www.fleetwoodmac.com (linked at the close).
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, April 30 at 10am through Thursday, May 3 at 10pm. In Louisville, KY, American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, May 7 at 10am through Thursday, May 10 at 10pm. A limited number of LaneOne VIP Packages will also be available, including amazing seats with premium benefits such as transportation, preferred entrance and more. Continue reading Fleetwood Mac Announce North American Tour→