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Entertainment Bill Clinton Pays Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie: 'I'm grateful'

11:40  01 december  2022
11:40  01 december  2022 Source:   msn.com

Christine McVie Says She Brought ‘The Romance and the Warmth’ to Fleetwood Mac

  Christine McVie Says She Brought ‘The Romance and the Warmth’ to Fleetwood Mac Christine McVie briefly left Fleetwood Mac in the 1990s, sharing on the band's performances without her and her time within the 'Rumours' rock group.In 1998, after nearly 30 years of playing piano for Fleetwood Mac, McVie left the band. She said the reason was a fear of flying she developed, which inhibited her from traveling with the other musicians.

Former President Bill Clinton honored Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter and keyboardist Christine McView, who died Wednesday at 79, saying he is "grateful" to her and the band "for entrusting us" with their song, "Don't Stop."

Bill Clinton and Fleetwood Mac in 2018 © Provided by TheWrap Bill Clinton and Fleetwood Mac in 2018

The song, written by McVie for the band's 1977 breakthrough album "Rumours," was used as Clinton's campaign song for his 1992 presidential run. Already one of the most enduring pop hits of its era, the song became indelibly associated with Clinton's campaign and his eventual victory.

"I'm saddened by the passing of Christine McVie. "Don't Stop" was my '92 campaign theme song – it perfectly captured the mood of a nation eager for better days. I'm grateful to Christine & Fleetwood Mac for entrusting us with such a meaningful song. I will miss her," Clinton said in a brief statement posted to his Twitter account.

Stevie Nicks Said Fleetwood Mac Was Like an ‘Incestuous’ and ‘Scandalous’ Soap Opera

  Stevie Nicks Said Fleetwood Mac Was Like an ‘Incestuous’ and ‘Scandalous’ Soap Opera Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks once said that being part of the classic rock band was like being in an "incestuous" and "scandalous" soap opera.Relationship drama plagued Fleetwood Mac for years, especially when the band was in its heyday.

The band had broken up in 1987 but reunited for one night only to play Clinton's inauguration in 1993, forever linking Fleetwood Mac and the first Boomer president in popular imagination.

McVie died Wednesday following what was described as a brief illness, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most successful and well regarded songwriters of her era. Known by her nickname "Songbird," she wrote or cowrote some of Fleetwood Mac's most popular songs, including "Don't Stop," "Hold Me," "Little Lies," "Everywhere" and "Isn't It Midnight?"

"There 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," Fleetwood Mac wrote in a statement announcing her death. "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."

Why Christine McVie Wrote the Song ‘Oh Daddy’ for Mick Fleetwood .
Here’s why Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie wrote the song "Oh Daddy" for her bandmate, Mick Fleetwood.Keyboardist Christine McVie was married to Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie, but she wrote a sensual song for another bandmate – drummer Mick Fleetwood.

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