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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Dave Stewart Opens Up About Night Of Passion With Stevie Nicks In New Book


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The Fleetwood Mac star had just split up with Eagles rocker Joe Walsh when she decided to check out a Eurythmics show at The Wiltern Theatre - and she convinced Stewart to join her for a cocaine-fuelled party at her house.

In an exclusive excerpt from his memoir Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life in Music, obtained by Billboard.com, the British singer/songwriter recalls, "It wasn't really a party: just Stevie and her singers being very speedy, ­laughing and talking.

"The house seemed enormous to me, so I wandered around, and when I came back to the ­living room, they had all disappeared into a bathroom for what seemed like hours. Actually it was hours. At around three in the morning, I ended up saying to myself, 'OK, I'm really tired now and I have no idea where I am or which hotel Annie and the band are staying in'.

Continue reading: Dave Stewart Opens Up About Night Of Passion With Stevie Nicks In New Book

Charles Kelley Teams Up With Miranda Lambert & Stevie Nicks For New Album


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The Lady Antebellum star will release his new album The Driver next month (Feb16), and it will feature some very special guests.

Nicks, who has worked with Lady Antebellum in the past, joined Kelley to record a cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' classic ballad Southern Accents, while Miranda tackled I Wish You Were Here with the singer.

The title track is also star-studded - Kelley hit the studio with Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay, and the tune is up for a Grammy.

Continue reading: Charles Kelley Teams Up With Miranda Lambert & Stevie Nicks For New Album

Stevie Nicks Refused To Record Tom Petty's Brilliant Song


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The Fleetwood MAC star has opened up about the first time she heard the song, which became a massive hit for Petty and his band The Heartbreakers in 1985, in Warren Zaynes' new book Petty: The Biography, revealing the track was recorded during an early morning studio session.

"Tom had come down, and he liked what we (Dave Stewart and I) were working on," explains Nicks. "I was writing madly. I had my little book, and I was just writing, writing, writing.

"Tom, (producer) Jimmy (Iovine) and Dave were sort of talking, but it was five in the morning, and I was really tired, so I said, 'I'm going to go. I'm leaving you guys, and I'll be back tomorrow'.

Continue reading: Stevie Nicks Refused To Record Tom Petty's Brilliant Song

Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music


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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 PerryKaty 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

Chris Isaak Relying On Stevie Nicks' Advice For Reality Show


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The veteran crooner sits on the panel of singing competition The X Factor Australia alongside British pop star James Blunt and Australians Dannii Minogue and Guy Sebastian.

However, Chris is struggling to pick songs for his contestants to perform because he knows so little about modern music, so he is being helped out by Fleetwood MAC star Stevie.

"Most of the music I know, I listen to music up to like 1968 and I don't know much about modern pop," he says. "So I'd call Stevie Nicks, she knows modern pop really good. She would call me back with lists of songs."

Continue reading: Chris Isaak Relying On Stevie Nicks' Advice For Reality Show

Fleetwood Mac Tipped For Glastonbury


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Fleetwood Mac are ''highly likely'' to headline Glastonbury 2016.

The 'Go Your Own Way' hitmakers - who topped the bill at the Isle of Wight Festival last year - are reportedly close to signing up to perform at the world Michael Eavis' iconic festival on Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Glastonbury was always on the cards and they wanted to do it last year but they couldn't because of the deal they have signed with Isle of Wight organisers. Now they are free of that they can do what they want.''

Continue reading: Fleetwood Mac Tipped For Glastonbury

Liberty Ross Is Engaged To Record Producer Jimmy Iovine


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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 IovineLiberty Ross and Jimmy Iovine at the LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala Sponsored By Christies in Los Angeles, April 2015.

Read More: Liberty Ross Puts On Brave Face And Talks Kristen Stewart Affair.

Continue reading: Liberty Ross Is Engaged To Record Producer Jimmy Iovine

Stevie Nicks Battling Injury On Tour


Stevie Nicks Isle of Wight Festival Fleetwood Mac

Nicks is currently spearheading the band's On With The Show tour, which is set to hit the U.K. on 8 June (15) when they play the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England. The iconic band is also due to headline Britain's Isle of Wight Festival on 14 June (15).

The Arizona-born singer has now revealed she has developed a bone spur - tiny bumps that grow on bone joints - in her toe from wearing "ballerina platform shoes on stage every night". In 2013, she suffered a fall and badly hurt her left knee, and she recently aggravated the old injury while performing on stage.

She says, "I have a bone spur in my toe from wearing my ballerina platform shoes on stage every night. And I had a fall in 2013 where I really hurt my left knee. Somehow a couple of weeks ago I reinjured it. I think I stepped down a little too hard on it on stage."

Continue reading: Stevie Nicks Battling Injury On Tour

Fleetwood Mac Perform Live In Concert

Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac perform live in concert at the Ziggo Dome at Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 31st May 2015

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Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks, John Mcvie and Fleetwood Mac
Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac

Adele Gets All Starry Eyed After A Stevie Nicks Dedication


Adele Stevie Nicks

It seems even mega superstars can get starstruck which is what happened to Adele when she went to see Fleetwood Mac in concert earlier this week and met her personal hero: Stevie Nicks.

AdeleAdele 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

Stevie Nicks Dedicates Landslide To Adele


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Nicks met with the British singer when the iconic band began a six-gig run at the city's O2 Arena, and in the middle of the show she took time to pay tribute to the Someone Like You hitmaker.

The singer told the crowd, "She's from here - you might know her. She's a fantastic songwriter... I told her, 'You're going to be me in 40 years, you're going to still be up onstage doing what you're doing because of your songwriting.'"

Nicks then led the band into hit song Landslide.

Continue reading: Stevie Nicks Dedicates Landslide To Adele

NBC Today Show Concert Series

Stevie Nicks - NBC Today Show Concert Series - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

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Stevie Nicks Exhibit At The Morrison Hotel Gallery In NYC

Christie Mcvie - Photos from American singer songwriter Stevie Nicks' art exhibit at a gallery in the Morrison Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Friday 10th October 2014

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Stevie Nicks and Christie Mcvie
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Alliance For Childrens Rights

Lady Antelbellum and Stevie Nicks - Alliance for Childrens Rights - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 8th April 2014

Lady Antelbellum and Stevie Nicks
Lady Antelbellum and Stevie Nicks

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

Hillary Scott and Stevie Nicks - 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 6th April 2014

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Hillary Scott and Stevie Nicks
Hillary Scott and Stevie Nicks
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Stevie Nicks

Date of birth

26th May, 1948

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.56




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