SiriusXM Remembers Christine McVie, an iconic member of Fleetwood Mac
UPDATE: SiriusXM is honouring the life and music of Christine McVie with the return of The Fleetwood Mac Channel for a limited time.
The exclusive channel will be available on Channel 27 and the SXM App today (December 2) at 12 pm ET through Sunday, December 4th. Listeners will hear Fleetwood Mac’s indelible hits, live tracks and rare demos, plus solo songs from Christine’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career.
Legendary Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie has passed away at 79, according to a statement from her family.
“She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning … following a short illness,” the statement reads. “She was in the company of her family. We kindly as that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and 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.”
In remembrance, hear McVie’s most well-known Fleetwood Mac songs on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310), Classic Rewind (Ch. 25), Deep Tracks (Ch. 27), and ’70s on 7 (Ch. 7). Additionally, SiriusXM is honouring McVie’s memory during tonight’s episode of Feedback on Faction Talk (Ch. 103) and VOLUME (Ch. 780) from 7–9 pm ET.
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie,” Fleetwood Mac shared. “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.”
Born in 1943 and raised near Birmingham, McVie’s professional music career started at age 24 when she joined a blues band called Chicken Shack. She married Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie in 1968 and officially joined the group two years later following the release of her first solo album, Christine Perfect.
In Fleetwood Mac, McVie penned mega-hits like “You Make Loving Fun” and “Over My Head” on record-breaking albums like Fleetwood Mac and Rumours. She released her self-titled sophomore solo album in 1984 and was inducted with Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
In June of 2022, McVie released SONGBIRD, a compilation album of remastered songs from two of her solo albums plus two previously unreleased studio recordings.