Stevie Nicks (born 26.5. 1948)
Stevie Nicks is an American singer and songwriter; best known for being a member of the influential group, Fleetwood Mac.
Childhood & Early Career: Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father, Jess, was a corporate executive and her mother, Barbara was a housewife. Stevie was taught to sing by her grandfather, Aaron Jess Nicks, a country music singer.
On her 16th birthday, she received a Goya guitar and wrote her first song, which was entitled 'I've Loved and I've Lost and I'm Sad But I'm Not Blue.' Whilst studying at Arcadia High School in Los Angeles, she joined her first band, The Changing Times.
The Nicks family moved frequently, with her father's profession and it was whilst at Menlo Atherton High School that she met Lindsay Buckingham. A few years after meeting, she asked to join his band, Fritz. Fritz had a degree of popularity and opened for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Nicks and Buckingham started to record as a duo, releasing the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973.
Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974. The following year, the band found success with their self-titled album. Stevie ended their personal relationship when tensions between them took its toll on their creativity.
The hugely successful follow-up album, Rumours, was released in 1976. Nicks wrote the song 'Dreams' for the album, which became their first and only number one single in the USA. She also wrote 'Silver Springs', which was used as a B-side for 'Go Your Own Way.'
Towards the end of 1977, Stevie Nicks started an affair with Mick Fleetwood (he was married to Jenny Boyd at the time). They ended the affair but Fleetwood later left his wife for Stevie's best friend Sara Recor. Recording to the follow-up to Rumours, began in the spring of 1978 and resulted in the album Tusk.
In 1979, Stevie Nicks recorded the duets 'Whenever I Call You Friend' with Kenny Loggins and 'Gold' with John Stewart. In 1981, Stevie Nicks toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the band Split Enz. That same year, she released her debut solo album Bella Donna.
The Wild Heart - another solo album by Stevie Nicks was released in 1983. The follow-up, Rock a Little, was released in 1984. Two years later, she toured with Bob Dylan. By this stage in her career, however, Nicks was suffering heavily with her cocaine addiction, which was affecting her onstage performance.
Fleetwood Mac started recording Tango in the Night. Nicks joined the recordings later on in proceedings once she had left the Betty Ford Clinic where she was being treated for addiction.
The Other Side of the Mirror was released in 1989 and achieved commercial success. She began a relationship with the record's producer, Rupert Hine. Later that year, she started work on another Fleetwood Mac album, Behind the Mask.
The Fleetwood Mac song 'Don't Stop' was used as Bill Clinton's campaign theme song in 1993. The next year, she released Street Angel, though much of the production work was carried out whilst she was in rehab.
Fleetwood Mac reformed in 1996 and went on to record The Dance. The album was nominated for a Grammy and Nicks herself was nominated for a Rock Vocal Performance Grammy.
In 1994, Stevie Nicks started writing for Trouble in Shangri-La, with the help of Sheryl Crow. Sarah McLachlan and Macy Gray also contributed.
Another Fleetwood Mac album, Say You Will, was released in April 2003 and although it was commercially successful, it received mixed reviews.
A 'best of', released in 2007, was entitled Crystal Visions and was supported by a tour with Chris Isaak. In February 2010, Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) announced, via Twitter, that he was working with Stevie Nicks and that they had four new songs, including one called 'Everybody Loves You'. The album, In Your Dreams was released in May 2011.
Stevie Nicks' music has had a widespread influence on contemporary artists, such as Courtney Love and her band, Hole, Belinda Carlisle, Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow and Kelly Clarkson, to name just a few. Nicks herself has been influenced by the likes of Grace Slick and Janis Joplin.
Personal Life: Whilst Stevie's relationship with Mick Fleetwood has been well documented, it is less well known that she was romantically involved with Don Henley (of The Eagles), as well as the Fleetwood Mac concert promoter David Pesnell.
Stevie Nicks has been married once, to Kim Anderson, the widower of her friend Robin Anderson. The marriage was short-lived and both parties admitted marrying out of grief, rather than love.
How poetry has influenced musical pop culture.
Poetry and music have always gone hand in hand, and some of the greatest musicians in the world can also be called fantastic poets. But time and time again artists are inspired by iconic poems; either in fleeting lines, entire verses or the subject matter itself. Here are just a few of our favourite songs which have been influenced by universally adored poetry.
1. The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
While the title track from his 1970 album reflects Bowie's struggle with self-identity, the opening verse of the track is based on the opening verse of the 1899 poem Antigonish by Hugh Mearns, from his play The Psycho-ed. The poem is about a ghost that wanders a haunted house, which makes for a startlingly profound thematic comparison between the poem and Bowie's song.
Continue reading: Our Favourite Songs Inspired By The Words Of Poets [Playlist]
The week's biggest music news rounded up, including Coachella details, new Lana Del Rey music, and a Facebook petition for Stevie Nicks to work at McDonald's...
Coachella 2019 LINE-UP REVEALED
The line-up for the 2019 edition of Coachella Festival has been revealed, with the headliners named as Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande.
Coachella is held annually in the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on consecutive weekends in mid-April. In 2019, it’s set to take place on the weekends of April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st, with the three days of acts identical over each weekend.
Lana Del Rey insists her new album 'Lust For Life' is the ''complete opposite'' of her 2012 debut 'Born To Die'.
Lana Del Rey insists her new album is the ''complete opposite'' of 'Born To Die'.
The 32-year-old musician released her debut studio album five years ago in 2012, and as she gears up to release her fifth venture 'Lust For Life' next month, the star insists her sound couldn't be more evolved.
She said: ''They're complete opposites, and it's funny because when I chose the title, I didn't think about it right away. It was the title of the first song I wrote for this record. But there are so many things that have gotten me to the point that I'm at now. One of them is just time. And because I do write everything myself, I just wanted to chronicle how I was feeling honestly, in the moment, for each record.''
Continue reading: Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Is The 'opposite' Of Born To Die
Perry's Prismatic world tour constituted the bulk of her earnings, which were just under $88 million in the 12-month period measured.
Katy Perry has edged out her fierce rival Taylor Swift to be named as the highest-earning female musician of 2015, with estimated income of $88 million in a 12-month period, according to the annual article by Forbes.
Perry’s Prismatic world tour accounted for the substantial part of her earnings, as she took approximately $1.3 million on every stop on the massive haul. Sponsorship deals tied in with the tour also added to this number, with deals with cosmetics brand Covergirl and fashion accessories company Claire’s as well as her fragrances released in conjunction with Coty.
Katy Perry earned $88 million between June 2014-June 2015, making her the highest-earning woman in music
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music
Liberty Ross had a rough time a few years ago when her ex-husband, director Rupert Sanders, was caught by the paparazzi cheating on her. Fortunately, the British model has found happiness and is engaged!
Liberty Ross and Jimmy Iovine are engaged! Representatives for the couple confirmed their happy news to a U.S. entertainment website on Saturday (5th September). They have been dating since for more than two years.
Liberty Ross and Jimmy Iovine at the LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala Sponsored By Christies in Los Angeles, April 2015.
Continue reading: Liberty Ross Is Engaged To Record Producer Jimmy Iovine
The London born singer was in the audience for a Fleetwood Mac concert and got a special mention from her idol
Adele was compared to Stevie Nicks by the singer herself during a Fleetwood Mac concert
The Rolling In The Deep singer was in the audience among other singing sensations including Florence Welsh at Fleetwood Mac’s London gig at 02 and, according to NME, Nicks gave a special shout out to Adele.
Continue reading: Adele Gets All Starry Eyed After A Stevie Nicks Dedication
The band finish show an hour early as Mick gets sick.
Attendees at Fleetwood Mac's Nebraska show on Saturday (January 17th 2015) were left disappointed when the band were forced to leave the stage an hour early as Mick was suddenly taken ill.
Drummer Mick Fleetwood falls ill in Nebraska
The band cancelled their latest gig mid-show at the weekend due to drummer Mick Fleetwood having to take time out to profusely throw up backstage as they played at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 14,000 people had shown up expecting two and a half hours of their favourite Mac tunes and ended up leaving after just ninety minutes when they failed to continue without their drummer.
Taylor Swift is joining NBC's 'The Voice' as an advisor, taking up the position Chris Martin left vacant last season.
Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' As Guest Advisor
The eighth studio album from Stevie Nicks, '24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault', is set to be released on 6th October, 2014, following a string of singles over the past few months.
After a three year gap since her 2011 album 'In Your Dreams', Stevie Nicks is back with a brand new offering. '24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault' is due to be released on 6th October, 2014, by Warner Bros. Records.
Nicks began a tour with Fleetwood Mac during their 'On With the Show' tour in September, 2014
The album, which has been produced by Dave Stewart, Waddy Wachtel, and Nicks herself, was recorded in Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee. As a celebration of her career so far, the album will be packaged along with a collection of Polaroid photos, documenting key moments in almost 50 years of Nicks' time in the music industry.
The Fleetwood Mac singer is joining the singing contest show.
Stevie Nicks is all set to join The Voice, taking on an advisory role to Adam Levine's team. The 66 year-old Fleetwood Mac singer is the first advisor to be announced for the new series with the network planning to announce the other advisors soon.
Filming Is currently underway for the show's upcoming seventh season. Nicks has been working with coach Levine and his 12 team members as they assign songs and rehearse with the contestants in preparation for the show's battle rounds, according to the AP.
Continue reading: Stevie Nicks To Join 'The Voice' As Advisor To Adam Levine's Team
Stevie Nicks - Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014
Date of birth
26th May, 1948