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Hit Parade: Thinking About Tomorrow Edition

How the late Christine McVie kept Fleetwood Mac afloat during fallow periods until they became chart conquerors.

The story of Fleetwood Mac is an oft-told rock n’ roll tale: British blues-rock band sells poorly until two Americans join, bringing California vibes and lots of drama. Everybody fights, cheats, drugs and boozes. Out pops Rumours and tons of hits.

It’s more complicated than that. Those two Americans—Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham—got all the media coverage and wrote many great songs. But the quiet lady behind the keyboards, Christine McVie, actually wrote more of the hits: “Don’t Stop.” “Say You Love Me.” “Hold Me.” “Little Lies.” “Everywhere.” They were all Christine compositions.

Content retrieved from: https://slate.com/podcasts/hit-parade/2023/01/christine-mcvie-quietly-led-fleetwood-mac-to-the-most-hits.