Christine McVie Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Christine Anne Perfect was born on 12 July 1943, in Bouth, Lancastershire, England, and is a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist, best known for being one of the lead vocalists of the rock band Fleetwood Mac. She has also released three solo albums, and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Christine McVie? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $65 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. She has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and has won numerous awards throughout her career. She’s also toured around the world, and all of these activities have ensured her wealth.

Christine McVie Net Worth $65 million

Christine’s father was a concert violinist and her grandfather was an organist at Westminster Abbey. At the age of four, she learned to play the piano but she would not take music seriously until she was 11. She studied classical music for four years and then decided to focus on rock ‘n’ roll, influenced by artists such as The Everly Brothers. In college, she studied sculpture for five years, hoping to eventually teach art, but during this time, she met a few musicians who invited her to perform with a band called “Sounds of Blue”. After graduating from college, she moved to London, but had to work as a department store window dresser.

In 1967, Christine’s former band mates Stan Webb and Andy Silvester formed the blues band Chicken Shack, and invited her to become the band’s pianist and to sing background vocals. They would go on and make two albums with the band, with most songs written by Christine, including the hit song “I’d Rather Go Blind” which featured her as a lead vocal. While a part of Chicken Shack, they would often meet with Fleetwood Mac, and soon Mick Fleetwod invited her to play piano for their second album “Mr. Wonderful”. She then became part of Fleetwood, after marrying bassist John McVie.

She received a lot of praise for her musical skills and decided to release a solo album “Christine Perfect”, but she would become a vital member of Fleetwood Mac, and would join them in recording the album “Future Games”. They had difficulties during the early1970s which led to the band moving to the United States to have a fresh start. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the band after their move, and they released “Fleetwood Mac” which would go on and have multiple high-charting songs. In 1976, they released “Rumours” – categorised as one of the best albums of the rock era – but after the tour for the album, she and John divorced. Despite this, the two continued making music with the band, and reunited to record the album “Mirage”. She also recorded another solo album, but would continue to perform with Fleetwood Mac. In 1990, they released “Behind the Mask” and it would certify gold in the United States, and platinum in the UK. After her father’s death, she decided to retire from touring, but the band reunited in 1997 to release the album “The Dance”, which went to number 1 on the US charts. They toured once more and became part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

McVie then decided to return to England in 1998 and rarely appeared in public for a few years. She continued to support Fleetwood Mac, but would focus on a solo album called “In the Meantime”. She also appeared in various events, mostly to accept awards, and then in 2013 she performed with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band in Hawaii. This led to a few performances with Fleetwood Mac and she would officially return to the band in 2014.

For her personal life, it is known that Christine married John McVie in 1970 but they divorced six years later. In 1979, she dated Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys but they also broke up after three years. In 1986, she married Eddy Quintela – who contributed to a lot of her songs – but they also divorced during the mid-1990s.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 12, 1943
Birth place: Bouth, Lancashire, England
Profession:Singer
Nationality:British
Spouse:John McVie (m. 1968–1976)
Parents:Cyril P.A.Perfect, Beatrice E.M. Reece
Music groups:Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack (1968 – 1969)
Albums:Tusk; Fleetwood Mac; Mirage; The dance; Tango in the Night; Time; Bare Trees; Rumours; Christine Perfect; Mystery to Me; Albatross; Live
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1At a very early age, she learned how to play the cello from her father. She would also play that instrument in her school orchestra.
2Her birthplace, Greenodd, Lancashire, England, is 162 miles north of Birmingham, England, and nearly 85 miles west of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
3Attended the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, in Birmingham, England, where graduated with a teaching degree in sculpture.
4Met future husband John McVie in the band "Chicken Shack.".
5Had a house in Los Angeles, California.
6Created the Fleetwood Mac art album of 'Kiln House.'.
7Former girlfriend of Dennis Wilson (of 'The Beach Boys' fame). He would drown almost a year and a half later.
8After quitting Fleetwood Mac, McVie had left Los Angeles to return to London, England, where she purchased a mansion in the countryside, to spend more time with her family, and her father, whom she lost in 1998.
9Paste Magazine named McVie, together with Fleetwood Mac bandmates (Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks), as the 83rd greatest living songwriter or songwriting team. [2006].
10She was asked to do an Elvis Presley song, "Can't Help Falling In Love," for the movie A Fine Mess (1986), and she asked Richard Dashut to act as her producer. He, in turn, said Buckingham would probably love to help out, since he was a huge Elvis fan. She went on to recruit Mick Fleetwood and John McVie for her rhythm section, and 4/5 of the band found themselves together in the studio and actually enjoying it.
11Once said in an interview, McVie is not listening much to pop music anymore and stated instead a preference for Classic FM.
12Was awarded the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors' Gold Badge of Merit [2006].
13McVie was the youngest child of a middle-class family.
14The only member of Fleetwood Mac who was raised in an out-right musical family where it was accepted--and almost expected-- to pursue a career in music.
15Has a converted barn at her home in Wickhambreaux, Kent, England.
16After her mother's Tee's death in 1970, her father, Cyril, remarried.
17Left the band Chicken Shack to spend more time with her husband John McVie, she would later join Fleetwood Mac, full-time, after John talked her into replacing Peter Green, who left to pursue other interests.
18Started singing when she was a little girl.
19One of the lead vocalists of Fleetwood Mac, from 1970-1998, and came back since 2014. McVie is also the band's keyboardist.
20Is very good friends with: George Harrison, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Steven Tyler, Peter Green, Jeff Lynne, Joan Baez, Steve Winwood, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham.
21Her father, Cyril Perfect, was a college professor and concert violinist, and her mother, Beatrice (called Tee) Perfect, was a medium, a psychic and a faith healer.
22Despite not being the founding member of Fleetwood Mac, she was the only member of this band to have written or co-written songs more than anyone else. McVie had written and sung 49 songs.
23Before she was a successful singer and keyboardist (for Fleetwood Mac), she was once a member of the group Chicken Shack.
24Was given lessons on the piano at the age of four, but her parents soon realized she was not enjoying it in the least.
25The song that she wrote, "Don't Stop," was about her divorce from John McVie.
26McVie was a devoted fan of Fleetwood Mac, and while touring with Chicken Shack, the two bands often would meet. They also were "label mates" at Blue Horizon, and Fleetwood Mac had asked McVie to play piano as a session musician for Peter Green's songs on the band's second album, Mr. Wonderful.
27With former guitarist and vocalist Bob Welch's encouragement, Fleetwood Mac decided to move to Los Angeles, California. She was not too happy with this idea, as she loved the band's home, Benifold, and was very close to her family.
28Had temporarily lived in an apartment in Malibu, California, right around the same time when Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, joined her band, on New Years' Eve, 1974, at the time, they were boyfriend/girlfriend. Drummer Mick Fleetwood made sure McVie felt that she could get along with Stevie before hiring them; nobody wanted a situation where two women were bickering back and forth.
29Before she was a successful singer and keyboardist, she used to work as a window dresser at a department store.
30Has no children.
31Her ex-husband John McVie is a cancer survivor.
32She received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. [2014].
33Nephew of Dan Perfect.
34Music ran in her family.
35Her father, Cyril Perfect, passed away in 1998.
36She is known to be a very private lady.
37Will release new solo album, titled In the Meantime, in the UK. In the Meantime is slated to debut in September 2004 in the US. [June 2004]
38The oldest member of Fleetwood Mac.
39Fleetwood Mac was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
40Announced her retirement from music when she married John McVie, but was coaxed out of it the next year by Fleetwood Mac, which up to that time had been an all-male band with a raunchy stage act.
41Worked a little bit on Fleetwood Mac's 2003 album, but did not tour with them. Quit touring with Fleetwood Mac after "The Dance" tour in 1997.
42Ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock N Roll
43Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Fleetwood Mac).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Songs about the joys and pitfalls of love
2Smoky low alto vocal style
3Husky voice.
4Long blonde hair.
5Floaty clothes.


Quotes

#Quote
1I thought the whole thing was really bizarre when I was asked to join. I had been a fan of Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. On my nights off, I'd go to see Fleetwood Mac and ended up dating John.
2[In 1990]: We'll never really stop playing with each other unless we really couldn't stand up anymore. We've barely scratched what we're capable of doing.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Americans2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation Street2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City2013Documentary writer: "Don't Stop", "Say You Love Me"
The Voice2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20102010TV Series writer: "The Chain"
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hi havia una vegada el disc de La Marató2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Tot passarà"
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley2009Video short writer: "Don't Stop"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2009TV Series writer: "The Chain"
Heroes2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skins2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Definitely, Maybe2008writer: "Don't Stop" 1976
Accepted2006writer: "Don't Stop"
Irresistible2006"Tell Me Lies"
Love Actually2003as McVie, "Songbird" 1976
Joe Somebody2001writer: "Songbird"
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "The Chain" - uncredited
The Simpsons1997-1999TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mr. Music1998TV Movie writer: "Songbird"
Let It Be Me1995writer: "Everywhere"
The War Room1993Documentary writer: "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow"
Women in Rock1986Video documentary lyrics: "Love Will Show Us How" / performer: "Love Will Show Us How"
A Fine Mess1986performer: "Can't Help Falling In Love"
Knight Rider1982-1983TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Personal Best1982writer: "YOU MAKE LOVING FUN"
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party1979TV Special writer: "You Make Loving Fun" - uncredited
B.J. and the Bear1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
FM1978writer: "Don't Stop"
Slap Shot1977writer: "Say You Love Me"
The Midnight Special1973TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours2013Documentary post-productionHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop2009TV Movie documentary
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up2009VideoHerself
Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours1997Video documentaryHerself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Fleetwood Mac: The Dance1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHerself
The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala1993TV MovieHerself (as Fleetwood Mac)
Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night1987TV Special documentaryHerself - Keyboards and Vocals
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
Fleetwood Mac in Concert: Mirage Tour 19821983Video documentaryKeyboards, vocals
Bob Welch and Friends: Live from the Roxy1981TV MovieHerself
Top Ten New York1977TV SeriesHerself - Musician
Beat-Club1971TV Series

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