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Fleetwood Mac began as a British blues band that formed in London in 1967. Peter Green formed the original group, but the only remaining original members are Mick Fleetwood (drummer) and John McVie (bassist), both of which the band was named after. In 1970, Christine McVie (keyboards)–John’s then wife–joined the band. Members dwindled and the band finally hit their niche, with the introduction of budding stars Lindsey Buckingham (singer/guitarist) and Stevie Nicks (singer) in 1974. This then formed the famous Fleetwood Mac rock band that we know now.
The band had a very tumultuous career together with divorces, split-ups, new relationships, and so on, all of which is documented on their best selling Rumours album. These five core members released six studio albums together, starting with the self-titled Fleetwood Mac in 1975 and ending with Say You Will in 2003. From 1975 up until the present, there have been eight studio albums and a recently released EP, but not all five members have been present for all of those albums.
In 1998, due to the band’s turmoil and her want to continue with a solo career, Christine McVie left the band and hasn’t done any recordings or performances with the band since. Until the other night, that is!
On the night of September 25th, 2013 in London, Fleetwood Mac was performing as part of the leg of their European tour when Christine McVie joined them on stage to perform one her most successful songs with the band, “Don’t Stop.” She was met onstage with ecstatic cheers from the audience as well as from drummer Mick Fleetwood. –not to mention very warm welcomes and hugs from Lindsey, Stevie, and her ex-husband John. Christine is apparently scheduled to join them for a second time throughout their tour.
“Don’t Stop” is a single from the Rumours album, and grew so popular that Bill Clinton even used it for his presidential campaign in 1992! The band seemed overjoyed to have their 5th member join them on stage again. Maybe we can expect a reunion in the near future? I know I would most definitely be excited about that. We love you Christine! Don’t stop thinking about (a reunion) tomorrow!? (…sorry I had to.)