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Music Storytellers - STEVIE NICKS
Music Storytellers - STEVIE NICKS Photo

ALBUMS:
  1981 Bella Donna
1983 The Wild Heart
1985 Rock a Little
  1989 The Other Side of the Mirror
1994 Street Angel
  2001 Trouble in Shangri-La
2011 In Your Dreams

Stevie Nicks - 

Famed for her mystical chanteuse image, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist but also as a key member of Fleetwood MacStephanie Lynn Nicks was born May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, AZ; the granddaughter of a frustrated country singer, she began performing at the age of four, and occasionally sang at the tavern owned by her parents. Nicks started writing songs in her mid-teens, and joined her first group, the Changing Times, while attending high school in California.
 
During her senior year, Nicks met fellow student Lindsey Buckingham, with whom she formed the band Fritz along with friends Javier Pacheco and Calvin Roper. Between 1968 and 1971, the group became a popular attraction on the West Coast music scene, opening for Jimi HendrixJanis Joplin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Ultimately, tensions arose over the amount of attention paid by fans to Nicks' pouty allure, and after three years Fritz disbanded; Buckingham remained her partner, however, and soon became her lover as well.

After moving to Los Angeles, the duo recorded its 1973 debut LP, Buckingham Nicks. Despite a cover that featured the couple nude, the album flopped; however, it caught the attention of the members of Fleetwood Mac, who invited Buckingham and Nicks to join their ranks in 1974. In quick time, the revitalized group achieved unparalleled success: after the LP Fleetwood Mac topped the charts in 1975, the band recorded 1977's Rumours, which sold over 17 million copies and stood for several years as the best-selling album of all time.

Major hit singles like "Dreams" and "Rhiannon" made Nicks a focal point of Fleetwood Mac, and in 1981 she took time off from the group to record her solo debut, Bella Donna, which hit number one on the strength of the Top 20 hits "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (a duet with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), "Leather and Lace" (a duet with Don Henley), and "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)." After a return to Fleetwood Mac for the 1982 album Mirage (which featured her hit "Gypsy"), Nicks released her second solo effort, The Wild Heart, highlighted by the Top Five smash "Stand Back." Rock a Little, which featured the single "Talk to Me," followed in 1985.

After a long hiatus (during which time Nicks was treated for a chemical dependency problem), Fleetwood Mac reunited for the album Tango in the NightThe Other Side of the MirrorNicks' first solo record in four years, followed in 1989. After a series of lineup changes and dropping sales figures, she left Fleetwood Mac in 1993 and issued Street Angel a year later. In 1997, she rejoined the reunited Fleetwood Mac on tour and on the album The Dance. In 1998 Nicks, along with her Fleetwood Mac bandmates, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the same year that her three-disc Enchanted box set landed in stores.

Nicks returned to the studio in 2001 with friends Macy GraySarah McLachlanSheryl Crow, and Dixie Chick Natalie Maines for the solo album Trouble in Shangri-La, and again in 2003 for the Fleetwood Mac reunion album Say You Will. Reprise released the CD/DVD Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks in 2007, but it wasn't until 2011 -- almost a decade to the day after Trouble in Shangri-La's release -- that Nicks returned with a new solo album. Produced by Dave Stewart and Glen BallardIn Your Dreams found her singing a mix of Bob Dylan-inspired folk songs, Italian love ballads, and rock anthems.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/stevie-nicks-mn0000936190
| Closed on 02/03/13 at 05:00PM
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12 Fans 
25%a. 10 (She is amazing)
33%b. 7-9 Liked her a lot
25%c. 5-6 She was just "ok"
8%d. 1-4 (No Interest)
8%e. Her Music Sucks!

  
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#1 | 634 days ago
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Liked most of her stuff.  The duet with Tom Petty - "Don't Go Draggin My Heart Around", always brings me back in time to when I was in 7th or 8th grade and brings back some good memories.

Then, there's the infamous "Edge of Seventeen" song!  yes

Yes, I had a crush on her, too!  She was damn sexy back in the day and still is, even for being almost 65yrs old!

7-9 Liked her a lot   
#2 | 634 days ago

I preferred the Fleetwood Mac stuff over her solo music.
5-6 She was just "ok"  
#3 | 634 days ago

yesheart
10 (She is amazing)  
#4 | 634 days ago

Liked her solo stuff...and some Fleetwood Mac...the earlier stuff.  My roommate in college got the album Mirage and played it to death...kinda killed my taste for it.
7-9 Liked her a lot   
#5 | 634 days ago

I love Stevie Nicks especially ...Stop Draggin My Heart Around w/Tom Petty            yes
            
also liked her music w/ Fleetwood Mac  ....                                                      smiley

                                        
10 (She is amazing)  
#6 | 632 days ago

Love her voice...she's always been a favorite female singer.  With Fleetwood Mac, Rhiannon and Dreams are my favorites and when I drink too much & want to Karoeke, (I can't spell it...sigh), I choose those 2 songs.

Love her duets with Tom Petty and Don Henley.

Just heart Stevie Nicks!!  :) 
10 (She is amazing)  

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