John McVie

British bass guitarist

John Graham "Mac" McVie (born 26 November 1945) is a British bass guitarist. He is best known as a member of rock groups John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac. He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967. He replaced bassist Bob Brunning.

John McVie
John McVie live with Fleetwood Mac on 3 March 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota
Background information
Birth nameJohn Graham McVie
Born (1945-11-26) 26 November 1945 (age 75)
Ealing, London, England
GenresRock, blues
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1963–present
LabelsReprise, Blue Horizon
Associated actsJohn Mayall's Bluesbreakers (1963–1967)
Fleetwood Mac (1967–present)
John McVie's "Gotta Band" with Lola Thomas (1992)

In 1968, he married blues pianist and singer Christine Perfect, who became a member of Fleetwood Mac two years later. John and Christine McVie divorced, however, in 1977.

On 27 October 2013, Fleetwood Mac announced on their Facebook Page that McVie had been diagnosed with cancer and would be undergoing treatment.[1] He has continued to play with the band during their 2014 On With The Show tour following an improvement in his condition.


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