Christine McVie Says She Was ‘Mother Nature’ And Stevie Nicks Was The ‘Welsh Witch’
Fleetwood Mac keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie recently joined an interview with The Guardian and looked back on her days with Fleetwood Mac. The singer said she was ‘mother nature’ while Stevie Nicks was the ‘Welsh witch’ in the band.
In an era dominated by male artists, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks stood out among the few women who made their names heard in the rock scene. McVie was already in contact with Fleetwood Mac while touring with Chicken Shack. Following her marriage to John McVie, she joined the band as the keyboardist and singer in 1970. She remained a member for the next 25 years and contributed to twelve studio albums.
Later in 1974, Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac and breathed new life into the band’s music. Together, their first album, 1975’s ‘Fleetwood Mac,’ had several hit songs and paved the way for a run of upcoming hugely successful albums. Then, the band’s eleventh studio album, ‘Rumours,’ arrived in 1977. It was an immediate commercial success and became one of the best-selling albums of all time. McVie and Nicks witnessed the most famed times of the group together.
In a new interview, Christine McVie reflected on her time with Fleetwood Mac and the band’s inner dynamics. When she looked from today, the singer reflected on whether she found their weird demands before the shows ridiculous. McVie explained that nothing makes her cringe about those days. All of them had different characters but managed to get along somehow. Stevie Nicks was the ‘Welsh witch‘ while she was ‘mother nature,’ so they had fun times together.
Christine McVie looking back on her time with Fleetwood Mac:
“I don’t think I ever had a piano in my room. Stevie always did, but she couldn’t play it. So she’d have me come down and play. Nothing made me cringe. We all had definite images in the band. Stevie was the Welsh witch. I was mother nature. Mick was the raving lunatic. Everyone was very different, but we all got on, for the most part. In those days, it was just all good clean fun. Well, fairly clean fun!”
In 1998, Christine McVie decided to leave Fleetwood Mac since she was tired of extensive touring for years. She wanted to jump into a quieter life. Though she departed from the band for 15 years, she returned in 2013 and joined the band for multiple performances.