|Genres:||Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||fleetwood mac classic rock singer-songwriter rock pop female vocalists christine mcvie 80s 70s british|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Christine Anne Perfect, 12 July 1943, Greenodd, Cumbria, England. Having begun her musical career playing bass in the Birmingham-based Shades Of Blue, Perfect joined two other ex-members, Andy Silvester and Stan Webb, in Chicken Shack, a blues unit signed to Mike Vernons nascent Blue Horizon Records label. Between April 1967 and August 1969, she was featured on piano and vocals, and her impassioned reading of the Etta James classic, Id Rather Go Blind, became the bands best-known and most successful release.
Perfect left Chicken Shack on completion of O.K. Ken. Now married to John McVie, bass player in Fleetwood Mac, she had tired of the couples alternating lives on the road. A 1969 poll in Melody Maker voted her Female Vocalist Of The Year, and in deference to the publicity surrounding this award, the singer instigated the Christine Perfect Band, which included former Yardbirds guitarist Tony...