The legendary band Fleetwood Mac have likely played their last performance together after band member Christine McVie passed away last year.
Mick Fleetwood, who co-founded the band in 1967, said that after McVie’s death, there is no real intention for the Fleetwood Mac to continue, though he’ll never say never.
“I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris,” he told the Los Angeles Times at the Grammy’s over the weekend. “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”
Mick paid tribute to Christine at the award ceremony by playing Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 track ‘Songbird’ alongside Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt during the night's ‘In Memoriam’ portion.
“I think it’s a moment to accolade the wonder of a hugely talented, lovely, unsuspecting lady known as Christine McVie,” Mick said of the performance. “There is a lot of fuss, but we are really happy to be making a fuss of her.
“It comes with a celebration and a quiet prayer that contains some sadness of loss,” he told E! News. "But having it be able to come to life with this lovely lady [Sheryl], and Bonnie, is a beautiful thing for me to see happen.”
Christine McVie wrote ‘Songbird’ in full, solely by herself. According to an interview she and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham did with People Magazine in 2020, McVie wrote the song in thirty minutes at around midnight. After realising she had no one to record it with, she stayed up the whole night before playing it for a producer, who loved it.
McVie passed away on November 30th 2022, at the age of 79.
“Part of my heart has flown away today,” Mick wrote shortly after her death. “I will miss everything about you Christine McVie. Memories abound… they fly to me.”
Stevie Nicks also paid tribute to McVie, saying that she was her "best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975".