This Day In Rock. FLEETWOOD MAC
John Graham "Mac" McVie was born in Ealing, London England, on November 26, 1945. A bass player, he is a as a member of rock groups John Mayall & the Bluesbrakers and Fleetwood Mac.
His surname, combined with that of Mick Fleetwood, was the inspiration for the band's name. He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967, replacing temporary bassist Bob Brunning.
In 1968, he married blues pianist and singer Christine Perfect (the lead singer and piano player of Chicken Shack), who became a member of Fleetwood Mac two years later. John and Christine McVie divorced, however, in 1977. Around this time the band recorded the album ‘Rumors’, a major artistic and commercial success that borrowed its title from the turmoils in McVie's and other band members' marriages and relationships.John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work in Fleetwood Mac.