Best known as the mysterious and mystical powerhouse lead voice of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is just as much the entrancing chanteuse as a solo songstress. Her latest album, "In Your Dreams," was released in 2011. Her singular sartorial style, featuring long robes, lace, scarves and wild hair, is as iconic as her sound, and that, coupled with long-held rumors of her Wiccan interests, helped create a remarkably haunting stage presence. Though she tours infrequently and creates new work rarely, she remains one of the most inspirational women in rock, with bands like the Dixie Chicks and Destiny’s Child and artists Mary J. Blige and Florence Welch idolizing her inimitable style.
Nicks began her career early, singing at small concerts with her grandfather as a young child before meeting her future partner, band mate and lover Lindsey Buckingham, in high school. Together they joined Fleetwood Mac members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, where she penned classic hits “Rhiannon” and “Landslide” for their first album, resulting in immediate global acclaim and innumerable follow-up covers by fellow musicians. The tumultuous band life resulted in drug addiction, divorces and ultimately, a breakup, though they reunited in 1997, the same year the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite ailing health, Nicks produced several albums, both with Fleetwood Mac and solo, including "Bella Donna," her first solo effort released in 1981. This album showcased the musical gems “Edge of Seventeen” and “Leather and Lace.” Her other lone efforts include "The Wild Heart," "Rock a Little," "The Other Side of the Mirror," "Street Angel" and "Trouble in Shangri-La" before releasing "In Your Dreams."
Fans can’t buy tickets to her latest tour with Fleetwood Mac, as John McVie’s health issues have paused the show, but they can see this Gold Dust Woman performing as a witch on FX’s "American Horror Story: Coven" in her acting debut.
Published Jan 06,2015 8:56 PM / Tara Hall
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