Los Angeles Times, Fleetwood's Mac Ready to Pack

Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2004

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Fleetwood's Mac Ready to Pack
by Ruth Ryon

John McVie, the Mac of Fleetwood Mac, and his wife, Julie, have listed their longtime home in the western San Fernando Valley at just under $1.6 million.

The McVies have owned the home, on 1.5-plus acres in the gated community of Bell Canyon, since it was built in 1988. The Mediterranean-style house has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in about 4,500 square feet. The home also has a rock pool with a waterfall, a private driveway, and canyon and city views.

Fleetwood Mac, which produced numerous hits including "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop," was named for drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass player McVie. It started as a blues band in 1967, but the sound softened with the addition, in the early '70s, of singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine Perfect, who later married and divorced McVie.

Fleetwood Mac has had its ups and downs over the years, but the band was infused with new life when "Don't Stop" became a theme song for the Clinton campaign. The band toured this year as well as in 2003 with its most recent album, "Say You Will."

Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson Estates Brokerage, Westlake Village, has the listing.