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Christine McVie & John McVie

The popular 1970s rock group Fleetwood Mac began in the 1960s as a blues band. When original guitarist Peter Green left, the remaining members decided to pursue a pop sound, and bassist John McVie asked his wife, keyboard player and singer, Christine, to join the band in 1970. Fleetwood Mac gained in popularity over the next few years, but the McVies’ marriage crumbled.

In 1977, the couple divorced. At the same time, the band released its most successful album, “Rumours,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts and is still one of the best-selling albums ever. The divorced couple decided to grin and bear it. They stayed with their very successful band, and they appeared on five more albums together.

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