Erica’s review of Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks was born May 26, , in Phoenix, Arizona. She signed with Fleetwood Mac in , becoming an overnight sensation. She also released solo albums. After years of struggling with addiction during which time she continued to tour and put out new albums , Nicks regained her health and energy. Her adopted moniker, Stevie, reportedly came from her childhood pronunciation of "Stephanie" as "tee-dee.
Stephanie Lynn Nicks born May 26,  is an American singer and songwriter. Nicks is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac , and also for her chart-topping solo career. She is known for her distinctive voice, mystical stage persona and poetic, symbolic lyrics. In addition, she became the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in along with her then boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. Rumours , Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, was the best-selling album of the year of its release and to date has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth biggest-selling studio album of all time. The album remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks and reached number one in various countries worldwide.
At 68, the legendary singer-songwriter is staying as busy as ever. In December, Nicks wrapped an extensive solo tour, and in July, she and her Fleetwood Mac bandmates will co-headline a pair of high-profile classic-rock fests in L. I work very, very hard. I have a lot of friends from high school and college who want to hang out when I play in their city. I have to rest for my show. It breaks my heart, but what comes first?
Help fuel me with chocolate
Stevie Nicks has now confirmed what previously was only one of those he-said-she-hasn't-responded rock-and-roll legends. With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings. Celeb exes you may not know about. And suicide was never my MO.
Yes, but Stevie Nicks has also made comments where she has longed for children. In her early 40's she said something to the effect that she would like to adopt a daughter, even revealed that she'd call her "Lillian Rebecca" and stated she may even have one of her own after that. She has also reported, rather forlornly, that she has also "give up" a few children along the way-- not elaboration what she meant by that. Bill - my guess is she probably had abortions that's what she means by "had to give up" The impression I got from reading everything I could find about Stevie is that she struggled with the decision not to have kids, and there was a part of her that would have liked to have them, but like most childfree people she realized that having kids entails giving up too much of your life. And she wasn't willing to give it up. Her music career was simply more important to her.
Stevie Nicks has lived a life that is as dramatic as any movie and as tumultuous as any roller-coaster ride. She has achieved massive success as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a beloved solo artist, but she has also battled through severe drug addictions and dysfunctional relationships. Nicks says a tap dance routine with a friend at a sixth grade talent show gave her the confidence to become a performer. The routine went really well, and she decided then and there that performing in front of people is what she wanted to do. Nicks' grandfather, Aaron Nicks, was a struggling country singer who taught her how to sing and play guitar at a very early age. She would sing and dance with her grandfather at local gigs at bars and gin mills starting when she was just 5 years old. Nicks, whose family moved around a lot, met Lindsey Buckingham when she was attending high school in San Francisco.