John McVie life and biography

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John McVie biography

Date of birth : 1945-11-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London, UK
Nationality : Englisg
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-07-13
Credited as : bassist, rock musician, Fleetwood Mac

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John McVie is the long-time English bassist for the rock band Fleetwood Mac.

After initially training to be a tax inspector when he left school at 17, he began his music career playing bass in John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and recorded four albums with the band. After Eric Clapton left the band, a young guitarist called Peter Green joined as his replacement, followed by drummer Mick Fleetwood replacing Ansley Dunbar a year later. Green, Fleetwood and McVie struck up a strong friendship, and when Green left to form his new band he asked both the bassist and drummer to join. At first McVie decided to remain with the Bluesbreakers but confident that McVie would eventually join, Green named the band Fleetwood Mac after what he hoped would be his rhythm section. Green’s confidence proved well founded as McVie did indeed change his mind a few weeks later and officially joined the band in December 1967.

Since then McVie and Fleetwood have become constants in the band throughout its numerous line-up changes, including their mega-successful 1977 album release Rumours, and tours with them till this day. In 2013, McVie is set to be touring along Fleetwood Mac as a reunited band.

His one sole release is the 1992 album, John McVie’s Gotta Band, recorded with Texas singer/songwriter Lola Thomas.

Albums released with Fleetwodd Mac:

1968: Fleetwood Mac
1968 :Mr. Wonderful
1969 : Then Play On
1970 : Kiln House
1971 : Future Games
1972 : Bare Trees
1973 : Penguin
1973 : Mystery to Me
1974 : Heroes Are Hard to Find
1975 : Fleetwood Mac
1977 : Rumours
1979 : Tusk
1980 : Live
1982 : Mirage
1987 :Tango in the Night
1988 : Greatest Hits
1990 : Behind the Mask
1995 : Time
1997 : The Dance
2003 : Say You Will

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