Keith Urban is among a long list of artists paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac icon Christine McVie, who died on Wednesday (November 30) aged 79.
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Performing on the Gold Coast on Thursday (December 1), Urban paused the show to give a short speech honoring McVie’s memory. “Today,” he said, “we’ve lost one of our Fleetwood Mac members, the incredible Christine McVie.
“For me, growing up listening to their music, there were three great singers in that band. You had Lindsey Buckingham, who brought such an angular, punk ethos to the band. And you had Stevie Nicks’ voice, which was angelic. [y] from another world. And then you had Christine, who, to me, was the soulful, maternal heart, gloriously, in that band.”
Urban proceeded to play a medley of Fleetwood Mac songs featuring McVie, including “Say You Love Me” (from the band’s 1975 self-titled album), “Everywhere” (from 1987’s “Tango In The Night”) and “Songbird” (from “Rumours” 1977). Meanwhile, a photo of McVie was projected on the screen behind Urban.
Check out clips from the tribute below.
McVie died early Wednesday morning; The cause of death has not been confirmed, although his family said in a statement that he died “after a short illness.”
Others who have paid tribute to McVie include his bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Nicks and Buckingham, as well as Bill Clinton, Haim, LCD Soundsystem, Harry Styles and more.