Happy Birthday to former Fleetwood Mac songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie, who turns 70 today (July 12th)!!! McVie, along with former husband John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, steered the group through a diverse early '70s period following the departure of the group's co-founding guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer. Following the eventual departure of key members Danny Kirwan and Bob Welch -- and the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks -- McVie suddenly became one of the three hottest songwriters of the 1970's. In the latter part of the '70s, she was romantically involved with legendary Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson.

McVie's songs played a crucial role in the band's blockbusters Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, and Tango In The Night. Among the standards she wrote for the band were: "Over My Head," "World Turning (co-written with Buckingham)," "Warm Ways," "Sugar Daddy," "Say You Love Me," "Don't Stop," "Songbird," "Oh Daddy," "You Make Loving Fun," "Think About Me," "Over And Over," "Hold Me," "Love In Store," "Little Lies," and "Everywhere," among others.