That’s right, Christine McVie is back in Fleetwood Mac. That means the—ahem—dynamic combination of personalities and songwriters from the Rumours/Tusk-era are together again, and we’re thrilled. The group plays at the Garden tonight and tomorrow, and at Newark's Prudential Center on Saturday. To get you pumped, we've collected five classic Christine McVie performances:
1. Don't Stop
You know it, you love it. This massive hit is one of the few McVie tracks that the Mac kept playing even after she left the group, and it's easy to figure out why—that hook is undeniable. This rendition is from 1977, right at the peak of the band's powers.
2. Over My Head
This tune broke the band in the US. Undoubtedly, leaving the heavy blues behind and hiring Buckingham and Nicks marked a turning point, but it was this McVie tune that catapulted them to superstar status. Watch this TV performance featuring the ascendant group playing their big hit.
3. You Make Loving Fun
One of the grooviest tracks on Rumours, this song is mired in the interpersonal turmoil that defined that album. But all that doesn't mean it isn't catchy and fun. Check out this performance from 1997's The Dance, the live album that captured the classic lineup's only previous reunion.
Like many '70s superstars, Fleetwood Mac struggled to stay relevant in the MTV decade. Putting aside personal conflicts, the band got together for 1987's Tango in the Night, which spawned its biggest '80s success, "Everywhere." Watch this video from ’87 and dig the backstage scenes, especially the ones with drummer and band anchor Mick Fleetwood.
This is Christine McVie's signature song. One of Rumours' sparsest tracks, "Songbird" has been the group's preferred encore since its release. This version features McVie solo and speak volumes as to why everyone's so excited she's rejoined the Mac.