Lindsey Buckingham made his first feedback for the reason that demise of Christine McVie, describing his departed Fleetwood Mac bandmate his “musical comrade.”
“Christine McVie’s sudden passing is profoundly heartbreaking,” Buckingham started his message, posted to Instagram. “Not solely had been she and I a part of the magical household of Fleetwood Mac, to me Christine was a musical comrade, a buddy, a soul mate, a sister. For over 4 many years, we helped one another create a wonderful physique of labor and an enduring legacy that continues to resonate as we speak. I really feel very fortunate to have recognized her. Although she will probably be deeply missed, her spirit will stay on by way of that physique of labor and that legacy.”
Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac, together with Stevie Nicks, on the final day of 1974. He rapidly developed a songwriting kinship with McVie, who at that time had been within the band since 1970.
“I bear in mind being in rehearsals with Christine and the remainder of the band earlier than we lower that first album,” Buckingham recalled many years later,” and it was so clear instantly that she and I had this factor. Most likely the very first thing that hit me about being in Fleetwood Mac was being extraordinarily conscious that I had one thing to contribute to Christine’s songs. She was open to me taking liberties together with her songs and has been ever since.”
McVie and Buckingham labored collectively on a complete of 5 Fleetwood Mac studio albums, together with one launch as a duo, 2017’s Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie.
McVie’s sudden demise on the age of 79 has despatched shockwaves by way of the rock world. In a joint assertion, Fleetwood Mac remembered the musician as “really one-of-a-kind, particular and gifted past measure.” In a separate publish to social media, Nicks referred to as McVie her “finest buddy in the entire world.” “See you on the opposite aspect, my love,” the enduring frontwoman added. “Do not forget me.”
Christine McVie By the Years: Picture Gallery
Footage from all through the profession of Christine McVie.