Don't stop thinking about tomorrow...don't stop...it'll soon be here.www.yahoo.comFleetwood Mac's Christine McVie dead at age 79The singer-songwriter and keyboardist penned some of Fleetwood Mac’s most iconic radio hits, including “Don’t Stop,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Say You Love Me,” “Hold Me” and “Little Lies.”
God there was something about Christines voice ..... It just warmed my heart ..... I was a pretty casual Fleetwood Mac fan ..... Maybe it was that contrarian thing when you are a young music fan ...Too popular....And i was never a big fan of most of Stevie's music .....But when Tusk came out ...... I had to revisit ..... and realized how much i loved Lindsey Buckingham ..... and as i got older and mellowed a little i realized how brilliant Christine was ..... I remember them touring while Christine was retired and my wife and i agreeing that we would not see them without Christine ....In other words never ....But luckily we got our chance ..... Christine was not at her peak vocally ....But i was so happy to see her ....and OMG Lindsey .... we were right in front of a big screen and watching him play was just mind blowing ....Anyway if you love Christine ....she was in the band for a number of albums pre Buckingham Nicks...which i had never known before that show ..... and there are some absolute overlooked gems worth seeking out. RIP Songbird.😥
My college band was kind of alt-country, and since it was 1990, that made us somewhat cutting edge—the only time in my life I've even flirted with such a designation. The two guitarists/singers/writers were both mainly at the time fans of college rock and/or punk: the Smiths, the Cure, Minor Threat, Fugazi and so on.
I was therefore surprised to learn that both loved Fleetwood Mac. Sure, I had in the late 70s and even very early 80s, by the late 80s I was properly embarrassed of such soft rock.
The one guy raved about the songwriting and Lindsey Buckingham's guitar playing—the first time I learned that L-Bucks was a great guitarist—and pointed out that when they toured without him, they had to hire not one, but two guitarists to replace him. The other raved about the songwriting and pristine quality of the production.
Then, around 2007, I started listening to pop and rock music again, the first time I really had since the early to mid 90s. Including not just catching up on stuff I'd missed, but finally listening again to stuff I'd heard dozens, even hundreds of times in my yout. Who's Next, Sticky Fingers, Led Zeppelin IV, The Wall. And Rumours.
And sweet fancy flying spaghetti monster what an astonishing album. As is its predecessor and successor. But Rumours really is everything it's...well...rumored to be. And somehow even more.
Turned 62 this year and finally listened to Rumours all the way thru. Followed by Tusk shortly after.
Think Frankie may have a point.
Jeez, back in the day the teenage me had such impure thoughts around Stevie and her.
RIP Girl and thank you for the music.
Because so many of us grew up loving musical (and other) artists who were somewhat or even quite a bit older than we, we’ve already become the way people in their 70s used to be, checking the obits ever morning to find out which of our friends and acquaintances have kicked. (Only we don’t even have to bother checking—the info’ll be pushed to our phones.)