Thursday, 25 January 2018

Desert Island Discs: Christine McVie

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: CHRISTINE MCVIE (320kbs-m4a/97mb/42mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 22nd December 2017


Christine McVie enjoyed huge success with Fleetwood Mac, penning many of their signature songs including You Make Loving Fun, Oh Daddy, Little Lies, Everywhere and Songbird. The band has sold more than 100 million records and the album Rumours remains one of the most popular discs of all time, with sales of more than 40 million copies. The album was recorded during 1976 whilst the band members were going through relationship break-ups and the stories of excess and drug taking during the 1970s and 1980s are well documented.

In 1998 McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The same year, after almost 30 years with the band, and having a developed a fear of flying, she opted to leave and lived in semi-retirement for the next 15 years, releasing only one solo album in 2004. She bought a Jacobean house in Kent and spent the next four years restoring it.

Christine rejoined the band officially in January 2014, and that year she received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Presenter: Kirsty Young
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto No. 4 In F minor [EMI Classics]
Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame [Imperial]
The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven [EMI]
Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World [Warner Music]
The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown [Warner Music UK]
The Beach Boys - Angel Come Home [CBS]
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending [Teldec]
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind [MCA]

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