Fleetwood Mac´s singer-songwriter Christine McVie dies at 79

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The English musician who was behind some of the most famous songs of the band first joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 

Christine McVie from the band Fleetwood Mac died at the age of 79, according to a report in the BBC on Thursday, December 1.  

The British musician and songwriter died peacefully at the hospital, a statement issued by the family said. The statement also added, “we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally”. 

McVie became a part of Fleetwood Mac in 1970 after she married bassist John McVie. They eventually became one of the biggest rock bands in the world during the 1970 and 1980´s, the report said.  

Starting with their first self-titled album in 1975, Fleetwood Mac reached the number one position in the U.S. charts. Their second album called Rumours, release in 1977, also produced four U.S Top 10 singles and remained at the top in the American charts for over 31 weeks.  

The band a year later won a Grammy Award for album of the year in 1978. With over 40 million copies sold, Rumours is considered to be one of the bestselling albums in history.  

The band has also been honored on the Hollywood walk of fame and was introduced to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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