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Fleetwood Mac Bassist John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer
UPI ^ | Oct. 27

Posted on 10/27/2013 3:13:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Fleetwood Mac says bassist John McVie has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The group is canceling the Australian and New Zealand leg of their tour.

"Fleetwood Mac, who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour, has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand," the group said Sunday in a statement posted on Facebook.

"John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time," the statement continued. "We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

The band went on tour this year after releasing their first new material in April since 2003's "Say You Will," Billboard magazine said.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: fleetwoodmac; johnmcvie; mcvie; rockroll

1 posted on 10/27/2013 3:13:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Liver cancer! How terrible.

My father's twin brother had it and died within a year.
It was very painful and horrible, but QUICK by comparison to other cancers. NOT a good way to go.

2 posted on 10/27/2013 3:18:24 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

OH MAN did you hear Lou Reed died earlier today


3 posted on 10/27/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nickcarraway
"John McVie, one of the co-founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac..."

Actually the group's founder, Peter Green, had to coax McVie into joining the band (after Mick Fleetwood had already committed to leaving Mayall) by naming the band, "Fleetwood Mac".

4 posted on 10/27/2013 3:31:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nickcarraway

He’s 73.


5 posted on 10/27/2013 3:32:20 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: cloudmountain

well at least we know he’s not a chemist. /breaking bad


6 posted on 10/27/2013 3:34:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Sad to hear! I was never a big fan of the band. I loved Buckingham’s guitar style, but the monotone singer (what’s her name?) made listening impossible. I went to a Zappa concert, and they were the opening band. They were awful! Everyone split to the lobby whilst they played.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gen.Blather

Wikipedia saying he’s 67. Young IMO.


8 posted on 10/27/2013 3:53:51 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Stevie Nicks


9 posted on 10/27/2013 4:05:56 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Stevie Nicks — monotone, and sings through her nose to the extent that she sounds like a kazoo. Awful, awful singer.

The pre-Buckinham/Nicks FM had its ups and downs (three lead guitarists, each of whom went off the rails one by one) but their “Bare Trees” album is somewhere in my top 500 (other than that “Mrs. Scarrot” bs track, I skip that).

Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees [Full Album]
37:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZodsfOUDmvw

Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees [title track]
4:59
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpyDaI3I2Cg


10 posted on 10/27/2013 4:07:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nickcarraway

Sad news, hope for the best. Fleetwood Mac was great in all it’s incarnations over the years. Still is.


11 posted on 10/27/2013 4:08:28 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
but the monotone singer (what’s her name?)

Monotone is the least of her problems. You can't understand a word she sings. I remember way back when Creedence Clearwater came out with Willie and the Poor Boys. A panel on late night TV was discussing it when one of the panelists said, he (Fogerty) sounds like he went to the Stevie Nicks School of Diction.

12 posted on 10/27/2013 4:16:59 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: nickcarraway

He was a heavy drinker who quit in 1987. However, the liver damage remained which is the likely cause of the cancer.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 4:21:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Young in the scheme of things but even if it was caught early age is one of the key variables for a successful liver transplant.


14 posted on 10/27/2013 4:27:39 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: erlayman

Thank you.

I was always so surprised that Larry Hagman survived for so long. There is hope.


15 posted on 10/27/2013 4:31:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

If that is the cause, he actually has a better prognosis. If not caused by drinking this is almost always a secondary site, so he’s already finished.


16 posted on 10/27/2013 4:39:11 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: SunkenCiv

She had nose surgery at some point for a perforated septum (?)
brought on indirectly as by long-term topical drug use, like cocaine.


17 posted on 10/27/2013 4:43:02 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: FredZarguna

The trouble is that far too often, “by the time you realize it’s out to get you, it’s got you.”

However, the rules with cancer change so rapidly that who knows? I know there’s an entire class of research devoted to killing cancer that has widely metastasized. And every now and then they get somebody who is down to their final days, and suddenly, complete remission.


18 posted on 10/27/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

Fleetwood Mac can and has replaced everybody over the years like those “Temptations” or “Drifters” that are still touring and pretending to be the real thing, but it (FM) cannot replace the Fleetwood or the Mac!


19 posted on 10/27/2013 4:47:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Never did dig their music, but prayers for him just the same.


20 posted on 10/27/2013 4:58:43 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Dartman
I actually like Stevie Nicks' voice but you are right about not being able to understand a word she sings.

This thread about Fleetwood Mac does remind me of a mortifying experience I had in high school. I was in ninth grade when "Rumours" came out. At the time I had Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks mixed up because of the names. Lindsey sounded more like a girl's name than Stevie so I figured the woman singing "Dreams" and "Gold Dust Woman" was Lindsey Buckingham. So I told some kids in my class that I thought Lindsey Buckingham was "hot". They looked at me awfully funny and within an hour, it seemed every kid in the school was ragging me about it.

21 posted on 10/27/2013 5:00:26 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Revolting cat!

Otis Williams, founding member of the Temptations is still performing them. The only original member still alive.


22 posted on 10/27/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A good friend of ours died of liver cancer just about a year ago. It’s pretty rapid. She had her first symptom, was diagnosed, and died all within one year.


23 posted on 10/27/2013 5:03:37 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Not Christine McVie. Probably the other one. Never liked her much.


24 posted on 10/27/2013 5:08:53 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: SamAdams76

Yeah, that would be bad.

My only other Fleetwood Mac comment would be, Christine McVie is one of those women who “the older she gets, the better she looks”.

Best thoughts to John.


25 posted on 10/27/2013 5:10:10 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: SevenofNine
OH MAN did you hear Lou Reed died earlier today

Woah. I missed that. Bummer.

26 posted on 10/27/2013 5:50:31 PM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: SamAdams76

Oooh. That’s ruin 9th grade for you.


27 posted on 10/27/2013 6:10:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SamAdams76
his thread about Fleetwood Mac does remind me of a mortifying experience I had in high school. I was in ninth grade when "Rumours" came out. At the time I had Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks mixed up because of the names. Lindsey sounded more like a girl's name than Stevie so I figured the woman singing "Dreams" and "Gold Dust Woman" was Lindsey Buckingham. So I told some kids in my class that I thought Lindsey Buckingham was "hot". They looked at me awfully funny and within an hour, it seemed every kid in the school was ragging me about it.

And...Alice Cooper...what about her? Hot or not?

28 posted on 10/27/2013 6:14:11 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Unfortunately for my mother, who never took a drink in her life and was killed by this cancer 20 years ago, that did not happen.


29 posted on 10/27/2013 6:47:35 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: nickcarraway

Prayers for his health and healing.


30 posted on 10/27/2013 6:54:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SunkenCiv
Stevie Nicks — monotone, and sings through her nose to the extent that she sounds like a kazoo. Awful, awful singer.

I don't know WHY singers sing through their nose. It sounds awful.
I love opera and the great voices of the opera world (male-female-alto-basso, whatever) DO NOT sing through the nose.

Lol. Sounds like a kazoo? By Jiminey, it does! Hahaha, you made me LAUGH! Thank you!

31 posted on 10/27/2013 7:16:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FredZarguna

For the most part, most liver cancers still have unknown origins. That’s why alcoholism, hepatitis, and other known causes are generally assumed.

On the plus side, a chemical found in milk thistles, called silymarin, has been discovered to be like it was designed to be therapeutic for the liver (excepting liver cancer).

It not only protects the liver from toxins, and limits uptake of toxins, but it helps a damaged liver to repair itself about 30% faster. It is the one thing that might save the liver of someone who ate death cap mushrooms, that are deadly to all mammals except rabbits.


32 posted on 10/27/2013 7:39:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Dartman
Christie McVie and Stevie Nicks showed up at a Beach Boys Concert in Knoxville, Tennessee, and performed with them. I believe Dennis Wilson and McVie were dating at the time. It was one of the best concerts I have ever seen as the women contributed to the songs that the Beach Boys sang.
33 posted on 10/27/2013 8:35:28 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Dysart; Salamander
And...Alice Cooper...what about her? Hot or not?

Good question.

34 posted on 10/27/2013 10:47:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dysart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasJY2wSDB4


35 posted on 10/28/2013 12:05:05 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Up ^ there.

:)


36 posted on 10/28/2013 12:06:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Salamander

I shall make a note of it.

;^)


37 posted on 10/28/2013 12:17:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Here's one of my favs. of all time... the dirty hippies that they be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8RhZDGLEXM

I went to a concert to see Long John Baldry, who was a no show. Two other bands were there that I didn't know at the time; Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown. I wasn't disappointed in either. As you likely know, there's Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green, and Fleetwood Mac without Peter Green. They are quite different. I'm a blues aficionado so the former is my favorite composition of the band's members.

38 posted on 10/28/2013 1:00:29 AM PDT by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: freepersup

Thanks for the reply.

I saw Long John Baldry open up for Uriah Heep in Asbury Park in 1972. And yeah, I too have been a fan of Fleetwood Mac since the beginning. In college in the early ‘70s, their albums were on our apartment turntable every single night (me and my roommates NEVER had a TV - - all we did was listen to music and... imbibe).

‘English Rose’ is in my top 5 albums of all time. We also played the ‘Black Magic Woman’ double album a lot, and of course ‘Then Play On’. We did keep up with Fleetwood Mac thru ‘Kiln House’, ‘Future Games’, ‘Bare Trees’, ‘Penguin’ (which stank), and ‘Mystery to Me’, but we always went back to the early albums the most.

I saw Peter Green in Philly with his ‘Splinter Band’ in 2000, and get this - - the opening act was John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers! That was a great show, and Peter got (and probably needed) a lot of support from his band, but he did all right... he played well and did a few early Mac songs. It was all worth it to me! Mayall performed like he was still 25. It was amazing.

Sure, Fleetwood Mac was Peter Green’s band, but Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan were great in their own right and absolutely essential. When I think back, it was Spencer’s songs that first got me into Mac - - ‘Shake Your Moneymaker’ and ‘I’m Coming Home’. But even now, when I pick up my guitar I play Peter Green songs.

FRegards,
LH


39 posted on 10/28/2013 1:32:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Off topic:

Rod Stewart was discovered by Long John Baldry at age 17, as he sang for his supper on a public rail platform in London. After joining John’s band, a band veteran was fired when John discovered he was supplying Rod with dope.

Rod Stewart sings a really touching tribute song in honor of the late Long John Baldry.

In a bit of a shocker, I learned that John played for the other team, succumbing to a pneumonia like illness once his immune system deteriorated.

On topic: Your taste of music ranks right up there with mine or vice versa. Mayall, Uriah Heep and the likes. Very nice. I bet you’ve got a Ten Years After album or two in your collection too. Cactus? Mountain? Hot Tuna?

Glad you mentioned Spencer and Kerwin. You’re right, they were integral to the band’s terrific sound/signature.

Peter Green fell into a funk owing to drugs/depression and the stark reality of seeing something he was instrumental in creating, enjoy huge commercial success without him.

Fleetwood Mac- Albatross
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viqr6KHwJjc

Savoy Brown- Hellbound Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlqqeobOJvg

Rod Stewart- I’ll Be Seeing You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4CXHuf8Hz0

Enjoy and goodnight freeper friend.

PS: I guess we should really be talking about John McVie... I’ll raise a favorite drink to the both of them come this Thursday, when I go out on the town.

Fleetwood Mac- The Chain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-T_Uk_AhoY


40 posted on 10/28/2013 2:35:28 AM PDT by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Revolting cat!

There NEVER was a “real” Drifters. There were several of them operating concurrently back in the day. Just like there are several Blue Man Groups and several Trans-Siberian Orchestras.

Ben. E. King. decided he didn’t want or need to be a Drifter no-more and went solo (but he kept Leiber and Stoller as songwriting/publishers).


41 posted on 10/28/2013 9:50:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: fatnotlazy
Check this out.
42 posted on 10/28/2013 9:52:25 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: vetvetdoug

Now THAT would have been cool to see !!


43 posted on 10/28/2013 5:11:15 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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