Mike Campbell has praised the late Christine McVie as ‘one of a kind’.
The Fleetwood Mac legend died in hospital in November at the age of 79 after a brief illness. We toured together. He paid a moving tribute to the talented pianist, vocalist and songwriter, saying he was “always very hilarious”.
The musician, best known as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, told Guitar Player magazine: She was such a sweet soul. Of all the people on that tour of hers, she was just the nicest. She was kind to everyone, but she was always very sweet, she was always cheerful and happy to see you, she was very happy to play with you, she was always very cheerful. And she could really play. She had a blues background, so she understood the essence of her music. And she’s a great songwriter. Her song was a hit. I worked on her songs and tried to make them sound true to the way she recorded them and respect her provenance. I am very sad that she left us. May God bless her though she is a great loss to many. She was truly one of a kind. “
Christine’s family announced her death in November through a statement posted on Facebook.
Her family hailed her as an “incredible human being” and a “respected musician”.
The statement read:
“She died peacefully in hospital on the morning of Wednesday, November 30, 2022 after a brief illness. She was with her family.
“We ask that you please respect the privacy of the family during this very difficult time. We will all keep Christine in our hearts and the life of an incredible human being and a universally loved and respected musician. I hope you remember.”