Christine McVie turns 76 years old today (July 12th). The Fleetwood Mac song which she wrote, “Don’t Stop” broaches the same kind of subject matter as “Go Your Own Way” by Lindsey Buckingham but more delicately. They are both on Rumours out in 1977. Don’t Stop peaked at number 3. Christine McVie explains that while both songs were essential to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, her own “Don’t Stop” was a less pointed way of dealing with a former partner than Lindsey Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way.” She says couldn’t have written a song as direct as Lindsey Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way,” her own “Don’t Stop” was also aimed at her former partner.

“I can’t speak for Lindsey, but if I’d written a song like that at such a delicate time I probably wouldn’t have had the courage to sing it. But the point is it was such a bloody good song. But you see that’s why Rumours was such a diary. “Don’t Stop” was the same thing — I mean, that was about John, saying that — well, you know the words and the words sort of say it.”

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