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December 3, 2022

Vintage Photographs of Christine McVie’s and Stevie Nicks That Show Their Deep Friendship

Throughout the various personal turmoils for which the members of Fleetwood Mac are known, one relationship buoyed the band for decades: the friendship between its two frontwomen, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.

McVie joined the band in 1970 during one of its early lineup changes and for years was its only woman. When Nicks was added to the lineup in 1975, the two became fast friends.

Theirs was not a competitive relationship, but a sisterly one – both women were gifted songwriters responsible for crafting many of the band’s best-known tunes. Though the two grew apart in the 1980s amid Nicks’ worsening drug addiction and the band’s growing internal tension, they came back together when McVie returned to Fleetwood Mac in 2014.

At a concert in London, shortly before McVie officially rejoined the band, Nicks dedicated the song “Landslide” to her “mentor. Big sister. Best friend.” And at the show’s end, McVie was there, accompanying her bandmates for “Don’t Stop.”

“I never want her to ever go out of my life again, and that has nothing to do with music and everything to do with her and I as friends,” Nicks said in 2015. On Wednesday, McVie, the band’s “songbird,” died after a brief illness at age 79. Below are some vintage photographs that show their years-long relationship as bandmates, best friends and “sisters.”

1 comment:

  1. Those posed b&w 1980s photos (likely to promo "Tango in the Night") show just how awful that contemporary 'look' was as realised for 60s/70s female artists. Put through the stylist's wringer like this was noticeably both cruel and cringeworthy back then, and time has not amerliorated the crime.




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