John McVie (born in London, 26 November 1945) is the long-time bassist for Fleetwood Mac.
After initially training to be a tax inspector when he left school at 17, he began his music career playing bass in John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and recorded four albums with the band. After Eric Clapton left the band, a young guitarist called Peter Green joined as his replacement, followed by drummer Mick Fleetwood replacing Ansley Dunbar a year later. Green, Fleetwood and McVie struck up a strong friendship, and when Green left to form his new band he asked both the bassist and drummer to join.
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