Stevie Nicks

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  1. Stevie Nicks has a passion for spending time with wounded soldiers and has been doing it regularly since at least 2006. She was honoured by the USO for her work with veterans in 2015.

  2. Stevie Nicks has a soft spot for furry friends and has had several dogs over the years, including her current pup, Lily.

  3. Despite having had several high-profile relationships in the 1970s and ’80s, Nicks has only been married once — and it was for just three months. She called it the biggest regret of her life.

  4. Stevie Nicks is the only woman to have two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

  5. Stevie Nicks is known for her signature style of wearing black clothing and shawls. She has a special scarf she brings to hotel rooms to drape over lamps, in case the lighting isn’t right.

  6. She wrote her first song, “I’ve Loved and I’ve Lost,” at 15.

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Stevie Nicks remains an iconic figure in rock music, known for her ethereal style and enduring contributions to the music industry.

Born Stephanie Lynn Nicks on May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, the daughter of Jess Nicks, a corporate executive, and Barbara Nicks, a homemaker. She has one younger brother, Christopher. Due to her father's career, the family moved frequently, living in various locations including Albuquerque, New Mexico; El Paso, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Los Angeles, California; and Chicago, Illinois.

A deep connection to music marked her early life, a supportive family environment, and a relentless pursuit of her dreams despite numerous challenges. Her experiences and influences during these formative years played a crucial role in shaping her unique style and successful career.

Nicks was influenced by her grandfather, a country music singer, and developed a love for music at a young age. Stevie received a Goya guitar for her 16th birthday and began writing songs. She developed a passion for music early on, influenced by the sounds of country and rock music. Nicks is known for her distinctive voice, mystical stage persona, and poetic, narrative songwriting.

Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac, bringing a new dynamic to the band on New Year's Eve 1974. In 1975, the new line-up released their first album together, the self-titled Fleetwood Mac, the band's tenth studio album overall. The album was a breakthrough for the band and became a huge hit, reaching No. 1 in the US and selling over 7 million copies.

Fleetwood Mac is a British-American rock band formed in London in 1967. The band was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood, and guitarist Jeremy Spencer. Over time, the band underwent numerous lineup changes and evolved in musical style, achieving significant commercial success and becoming one of the best-selling music acts of all time. The band's music evolved from blues-rock to a more mainstream rock and pop sound, incorporating elements of folk, soft rock, and even some experimentation in the "Tusk" album.

Stevie Nicks had a highly publicised relationship with Lindsey Buckingham and was briefly married to Kim Anderson, the widower of her best friend Robin, she has been open about her struggles with substance abuse, particularly her addiction to cocaine and subsequent use of Klonopin, a prescription medication.

She remains a force in the music industry and is much loved and respected by fans around the world.

She met guitarist Lindsey Buckingham during her senior year of high school. They later formed the band "Buckingham Nicks", which released one album in 1973. Before joining Fleetwood Mac, Nicks worked various jobs, including waitressing and cleaning houses, to support herself and her musical ambitions. She faced numerous rejections but remained determined to succeed in the music industry.

Fleetwood Mac 2016


"The group is renowned for its harmonious vocals, distinctive musical style, and tumultuous but creatively fruitful relationships among band members. Their 1977 album "Rumours" became one of the best-selling albums ever. Nicks wrote and performed some of the band's biggest hits, including "Rhiannon," "Dreams," and "Landslide.

Stevie backstage in front of her closet during Fleetwood Mac’s Behind The Mak-tour, 1990.

Fleetwood Mac performance of "Tusk" live at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA in May 1997

"Landslide" from the 1975 album "Fleetwood Mac"