Songbird

An Intimate Biography of Christine McVie

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By Lesley Ann Jones

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A revealing portrait of keyboardist, lyricist, vocalist, and “mother figure” of beloved British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie


Christine McVie–born Christine Perfect–was the quintessentially English rock star, as both the backbone and the beating heart of Fleetwood Mac.

Straddling the band's incarnations to achieve global fame alongside Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie, the classic line-up, she wrote and performed many of their greatest hits.

As famous for their occasionally life-threateningly decadent lifestyles as for their musical brilliance, they were held together by this strong, constant figure whom they dubbed 'the mother' of the band. It was Christine who contained the flock, regrouped them when they went AWOL, focused and blended their talents and always got them back on track.

And yet, as the "engine" of the band during their Rumours era–an album which charted the complete romantic disintegration within the band–Christine's personal life was every bit as tempestuous as those of her bandmates, weathering affairs, divorce, addiction and fiery passion, all of which bled into her now iconic song-writing.

Told by an author who herself was friends with Christine, and with new contributions from those who knew her best, Songbird offers a true insider's view, and deep psychological insight into Christine as a both a woman and a musician–the first, the only, the ultimate picture of a rock legend and a national treasure.

On Sale
Nov 19, 2024
Page Count
400 pages
Publisher
Hachette Books
ISBN-13
9780306836916

Lesley Ann Jones

About the Author

Lesley-Ann Jones is an acclaimed biographer, novelist, broadcaster and keynote speaker. She honed her craft on Fleet Street, as a newspaper journalist. She is the bestselling author of Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie MercuryHero: David Bowie, and Ride a White Swan: The Lives & Deaths of Marc Bolan. A childhood friend of David Bowie, Lesley-Ann has interviewed many of theworld's best-loved artists, including Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Prince, often forming lifelong friendships with her subjects. She is a mother of three and lives in London.

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