Gold mud lady! Stevie Nicks rose to fame within the Nineteen Seventies as a member of Fleetwood Mac — and she or he’s since turn into probably the most iconic rock stars of all time.
The “Wild Coronary heart” songstress was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1974, writing her first tune at age 16 after receiving a guitar for her birthday. The American Horror Story alum joined her first band, the Altering Occasions, whereas attending highschool in Arcadia, California.
After transferring to the Northern California metropolis of Atherton, Nicks met Lindsey Buckingham, starting a musical — and generally romantic — partnership that might final for many years.
“We had been at some get-together and he was there, sitting, taking part in his guitar — ‘California Dreamin’ — and I walked up and overtly burst into concord with him,” the Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer recalled to MTV in 2009. “It was cool, and I mentioned, ‘I’m Stevie Nicks’ and he mentioned, ‘I’m Lindsey Buckingham.’ I by no means noticed him once more for 2 years till he was in a band, and he remembered that night time and he referred to as and requested me to affix their band.”
That band, Fritz, broke up in 1972, however the pair’s careers had been simply getting began. In 1975, they joined Fleetwood Mac, which had been based almost 10 years earlier by Peter Inexperienced, Jeremy Spencer and Mick Fleetwood. (Inexperienced and Spencer had already left the band by the point Nicks and Buckingham joined.)
Shortly after becoming a member of the group, the “Fringe of Seventeen” singer and Buckingham referred to as it quits, however they tried to rekindle their romance for the sake of the band.
“We’d solely been in Fleetwood Mac for a 12 months and a half, and we had been breaking apart once we joined Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks instructed The New Yorker in February 2022. “So, we simply put our relationship type of again collectively, as a result of I used to be sensible sufficient to know that, if we had damaged up the second month of being in Fleetwood Mac, it might have blown the entire thing. I simply bided my time, and tried to make the whole lot as straightforward as potential, tried to be as candy and as good to Lindsey as I might be. He wasn’t glad, both. Then one thing occurred that was, you realize, ‘We’re achieved.’ And he knew it. It was time. And the band was strong, by that point, so I might stroll away figuring out that he was secure. And that the band was secure. And that we might work it out.”
Whereas nonetheless a part of Fleetwood Mac, the “Rhiannon” songwriter launched her solo profession with 1981’s Bella Donna. The album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was licensed platinum inside three months of its launch, spawning the hit singles “Fringe of Seventeen” and “After the Glitter Fades.”
In 2019, Nicks turned the primary lady to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame twice, having earned the dignity with Fleetwood Mac in 1998 earlier than touchdown a spot for her solo work. “It’s 22 males which might be in twice for his or her solo work and being in a giant band and no ladies,” she instructed CBS Sunday Morning of the dignity in October 2020. “Till me. So I really feel that I positively broke a giant rock ‘n’ roll glass ceiling.”
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