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.
The London born singer was in the audience for a Fleetwood Mac concert and got a special mention from her idol
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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.
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The band will support the EP on tour this February.
Texan two-piece The Wind and The Wave re-introduce some of the nation's favorite pop songs with their upcoming EP release, 'Covers One'. The record is set for release in February and will be followed up by a US tour.
The Wind And The Wave release 'Covers One' EP in February 2015
The EP features epic renditions of hits of both old and new. There's Sia's explosive 2014 showstopper 'Chandelier', R. Kelly's 2003 number one 'Ignition', Metric's 2009 single 'Gold Guns Girls', Stevie Nicks' third solo single from 1982 'Edge of Seventeen' and Regina Spektor's 2013 release 'You've Got Time'. 'Covers One' will also feature versions of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Simple Minds' 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' which were specially recorded for the 'Grey's Anatomy' soundtrack.
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.
Fleetwood Mac, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood - Fleetwood Mac performing live on the 'Today' show - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014
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.
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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.
They took their time getting there, but the couple are married and celebrating with a trip to Africa.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine are married! The couple tied the knot in Mexico over the weekend, so let’s recap the details of their long-awaited wedding. Because these are things we all need to know, obviously.
Beautiful people getting married in a luxury seaside resort? Yes, please.
The longtime couple tied the knot at Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas, a favorite destination of rich spring breakers and VS models, apparently. Prinsloo’s Marchesa gown is yet to make its way onto her Instagram and/or the pages of People magazine, but apparently it was a thing of beauty.
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
Fleetwood Mac have announced that they're going on tour in North America and that Christine McVie has rejoined the band!
Fleetwood Mac have announced that not only has Christine McVie joined the band's line-up but that they are headed on a full North American tour and are working on a new album. The band have confirmed the rumours themselves, leaving the scores of Fleetwood Mac fans both in North American and worldwide excited for more material and live appearances from the British-American rockers.
Christine McVie Is Set To Re-Join The Fleetwood Mac Touring Line-Up.
"I have very high hopes for all of this," guitarist Lindsey Buckingham told USA Today, adding "We've only been in the studio a week, and it's been really beautiful," she said. Buckingham spoke of how Christine had been getting reacquainted with the piano, having not performed professionally for so long.
Katy Perry and John Mayer were in Vegas over the weekend, and Mayer decided to have some fun with his girlfriend's phone.
One of Katy Perry's dreams came true Monday night (December 30) in Las Vegas when one of her idols, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, dedicated a song to her. According to MTV, the singer has long been a fan of Nicks, and has talked about her love for the singer, previously telling ABC she "sees straight through my soul."
Katy Perry leaving an interview in London in early December, 2013
Perry was apparently so speechless, her boyfriend John Mayer had to take over her phone. Or so he said.
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Not only did Carlton and McCauley get to have a beautiful winter wedding, they even had Stevie Nicks officiate.
It’s a fact that if Stevie Nicks officiates your wedding, it is going to be an exciting affair. It must have been so for Vanessa Carlton and John McCauley, who just had the 65-year-old singer/songwriter preside over their special day, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Thanks Stevie for marrying us! pic.twitter.com/E2ujXZf6P9— Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton) December 28, 2013
Date of birth
26th May, 1948