, 2022-12-04 14:18:52,
Between leaving Chicken Shack and joining Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie released her debut solo album, Christine Perfect, in 1970. It gave fans a glimpse of what McVie was capable of as a singer-songwriter.
However, McVie wasn’t impressed with her efforts on the album. Years later, she hardly played it.
The singer-songwriter first joined Chicken Shack in 1967
In art college, McVie played in a band called Sounds of Blue with friends Stan Webb and Andy Silvester. However, the group eventually split up. After she graduated in 1967, McVie discovered her former bandmates were starting a blues band, Chicken Shack. She wrote to them and asked if she could join. They agreed, remembering she’d been a good musician in Sounds of Blue.
McVie told Uncut that she’d been listening to blues music since she was a teenager. However, being in Chicken Shack heightened her love for the genre.
She explained, “I played classical piano so I could read music. I found a book of Fats Domino in the music stool in a living room. I started playing it, sight reading; I learned how to play the bass lines with the piano. It kicked off from there. I started to get really keen when I was at Chicken Shack.
“Andy Sylvester, who was our bass player, used to give me all kinds of records, African American blues artists and I got hooked. I ripped off a lot of licks from some of those records…
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