102 Facts About Stevie Nicks


Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born on May 26,1948 and is an American singer, songwriter, and producer known for her work with the band Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist.


In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks began her solo career, releasing the studio album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard 200 and has reached multiplatinum status.


Stevie Nicks has released eight studio solo albums and seven studio albums with Fleetwood Mac, selling a certified total of 65 million copies in the US alone.


Stevie Nicks was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time and one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone.


Stevie Nicks is the first woman to have been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: first as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and then as a solo artist in 2019.


Stevie Nicks has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and two American Music Award nominations as a solo artist.


Stevie Nicks has won numerous awards with Fleetwood Mac, including a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978 for Rumours.


Stephanie "Stevie" Nicks was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona to Jess and Barbara Nicks.


Stevie Nicks' mother was protective, keeping her at home "more than most people" and fostered in her daughter a love of fairy tales.


Stevie Nicks spent her adolescence playing records constantly, and lived in her "own little musical world".


Stevie Nicks met her future musical and romantic partner, Lindsey Buckingham, during her senior year at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California.


Stevie Nicks asked Nicks in mid-1967 to replace the lead singer.


Stevie Nicks waited tables and cleaned producer Keith Olsen's house, where Nicks and Buckingham lived for a time before moving in with Richard Dashut.


Stevie Nicks' "Rhiannon" was voted one of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone.


Stevie Nicks's costumes had a bohemian style that featured flowing skirts, shawls, and platform boots.


Stevie Nicks had written and recorded the song "Silver Springs", but it was not included on the album because the early versions of the song ran too long, and the band didn't want too many slow songs on the album.


Studio engineer and co-producer Ken Caillat said that Stevie Nicks was very unhappy to find that the band had decided against her song "Silver Springs", which he said was beautifully crafted, and carried some of the band's best guitar work.


Stevie Nicks has stated that had the affair progressed, it "would have been the end of Fleetwood Mac".


Stevie Nicks recorded the hit duets "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins in 1978, and "Gold" with John Stewart in 1979.


The day that Bella Donna reached number one on the Billboard 200, Stevie Nicks was told that her friend Robin Anderson had leukemia.


Stevie Nicks gave birth to a son, appointing Nicks as the child's godmother.


In November 1981, Stevie Nicks embarked on her White Winged Dove tour, which she had to cut short to record Mirage.


Stevie Nicks released her second solo album, The Wild Heart, on June 10,1983.


Stevie Nicks performed at the second US Festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California, and later toured the US from June 1983 to November 1983.


Stevie Nicks appeared on Saturday Night Live in December 1983, performing "Stand Back" and "Nightbird".


Originally titled Mirror Mirror, Stevie Nicks recorded songs for the album during 1984.


However, Stevie Nicks was unhappy with the album, and opted to record a new batch of songs in 1985.


Stevie Nicks toured for Rock a Little until October 1986, and performed with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during their tour in Australia.


Stevie Nicks sent the band demos of her songs to work on in her absence.


Also in 1988, Stevie Nicks began work on a fourth solo album with English record producer Rupert Hine.


Stevie Nicks toured the US and Europe from August to November 1989, the only time she has toured Europe as a solo act.


Stevie Nicks later said she had "no memory of this tour" because of her increasing dependency on Klonopin, prescribed in ever increasing amounts by a psychiatrist between 1987 and 1994, in an attempt to keep Nicks from regressing to her former abuse of cocaine.


In 1989, Stevie Nicks set to work with Fleetwood Mac on Behind the Mask, released in 1990 to moderate commercial success in the US In the UK the album entered the chart at number one and was certified platinum.


The band went on a world tour to promote the album, on the last night of which Buckingham and Stevie Nicks reunited on stage to perform "Landslide".


In late 1993, while Stevie Nicks held a baby shower at her house, she tripped over a box, passed out, and cut her forehead near a fireplace.


Stevie Nicks has since expressed major disappointment with the album, claiming that a lot of its production work took place during her second stint in rehab, meaning she had little or no say over the final product.


Stevie Nicks went on a diet and started jogging to lose weight.


In 1998, Stevie Nicks joined the group for its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Stevie Nicks put work on a new solo album on hold when she was approached by Warner Music to release a solo career-spanning box set, to finish her contract with Atlantic Records in the US After the culmination of the Fleetwood Mac reunion tour, Stevie Nicks settled down in Los Angeles and Phoenix with close friends and colleagues to devise a track list for this three-disc collection.


Stevie Nicks supported the box set with a successful US tour.


In 1998, Stevie Nicks contributed to the Practical Magic soundtrack and performed in Don Henley's benefit concert for the Walden Woods Project.


Stevie Nicks had begun writing actively for Trouble in Shangri-La in 1994 and 1995 as she came out of her Klonopin dependency.


Stevie Nicks resumed recording songs for the Trouble in Shangri-La album with Sheryl Crow, who produced and performed on several tracks.


Stevie Nicks was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, was featured in a well-received Behind the Music episode, and performed an episode of the VH1 Storytellers Concert Program.


Stevie Nicks made several television appearances in support of the album and performed at the 2001 Radio Music Awards.


Stevie Nicks supported the album with a successful tour, although some shows were canceled or postponed because of her bout with acute bronchitis.


Stevie Nicks joined the group to support the album with a world tour lasting until September 2004.


Stevie Nicks has subsequently stated in several interviews that she was not happy with the album or the successful world tour that followed, citing production disputes with Buckingham as a core factor, as well as the absence of fellow female band member Christine McVie.


Stevie Nicks previously reached number one on this chart, with "Planets of the Universe" in 2001.


On March 31,2009, Stevie Nicks released the album, The Soundstage Sessions, via Reprise Records.


Stevie Nicks performed in a series of shows in August 2010.


On January 13,2011, Reprise announced Stevie Nicks' upcoming album In Your Dreams would be released on May 3, and the lead single, "Secret Love", would be released on February 8.


Stevie Nicks originally wrote "Secret Love" in 1976 and recorded a demo of it for Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album, Rumours.


Stevie Nicks promoted the song with a video directed by Dave Stewart.


The documentary was critically acclaimed, and Stevie Nicks appeared at many film festivals to support the documentary.


Stevie Nicks promoted the album with appearances on various television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The X Factor, The Talk, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Stevie Nicks was quoted by Billboard saying that her new album was "my own little Rumours".


Stevie Nicks contributed a cover of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" for the tribute album Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, released in September 2011.


On March 29,2012, Stevie Nicks made a guest appearance as herself on the NBC sitcom Up All Night.


On December 14,2012, it was announced that Stevie Nicks would be featured on an original track done in collaboration with Dave Grohl for his Sound City soundtrack, alongside other artists.


On December 3,2013, Stevie Nicks released the In Your Dreams documentary film on DVD.


In 2014, Stevie Nicks appeared on the third season of television series American Horror Story, Coven, in a role she reprised in the eighth season, Apocalypse.


Stevie Nicks played a fictional version of herself, portraying a "white witch" with supernatural powers in three episodes.


In July 2014, it was announced that Stevie Nicks would join The Voice as the adviser for Adam Levine's team.


In September 2014, Stevie Nicks released her eighth studio album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, which reached number seven on the Billboard 200.


Stevie Nicks began a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac, now reunited with Christine McVie, the On with the Show tour.


On July 9,2017, Stevie Nicks performed at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park in London, supporting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


Stevie Nicks later performed "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with Petty as part of the Heartbreakers' set, in what would turn out to be their final performance of the song together before Tom Petty's death in October 2017.


Stevie Nicks helped recruit his replacements, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House.


Stevie Nicks became the first woman to be inducted twice, once as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist.


In September 2020, Stevie Nicks released a live album and concert film, with recordings from the 24 Karat Gold Tour, directed by Joe Thomas.


On October 9,2020, Stevie Nicks released her first new music in six years.


On May 27,2021, Stevie Nicks was one of the headliners of the 2021 Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.


In September 2022, Stevie Nicks released a cover of "For What It's Worth", a protest song written in 1966 by Stephen Stills and recorded by Buffalo Springfield.


Stevie Nicks said on social media that the song was still relevant and had a lot to say, and she wanted to interpret it through the eyes of a woman.


Stevie Nicks's "uniform" is known as a witchy kind of look that goes with her songs and performances.


Stevie Nicks has said that her vocal style and performance antics evolved from female singers like Grace Slick and Janis Joplin.


Stevie Nicks admitted inspiration when she saw Joplin perform live shortly before Joplin's death.


Stevie Nicks commented that she once saw a woman in her audience dressed in dripping chiffon with a Gibson Girl hairstyle and big boots, and Nicks knew she wanted something similar.


In late 2004, Stevie Nicks began visiting Army and Navy medical centers in Washington, DC While visiting wounded service men and women, she became determined to find an object she could leave with the soldiers that would raise their spirits, motivate, and give them something to look forward to each day.


Stevie Nicks eventually decided to purchase hundreds of iPod Nanos, load them with music, artists, and playlists which she would hand select, and autograph them:.


Stevie Nicks has been known for her multiple wardrobe changes during live performances, almost having a new outfit for each song she sang.


Stevie Nicks later stated that she felt ugly in the new colors, ultimately gave up, and went back to black in 1983.


Stevie Nicks appeared in the video for "Bootylicious" and in an episode of MTV's Making The Video that featured it, in which she expressed her admiration for both the song and the group.


Stevie Nicks provided additional vocals on Vanessa Carlton's 2007 album, Heroes and Thieves.


On January 31,2010, Stevie Nicks performed with Taylor Swift at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.


In October 2018, Stevie Nicks was one of fifteen artists to be nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


In 1979, Stevie Nicks had an abortion after becoming pregnant by Henley.


Stevie Nicks announced in mid-2007 that her Paradise Valley home would be put up for sale, citing her aspirations to "downsize" and focus more on her charity work, and that in the previous year she had only "spent about two weeks there".


Stevie Nicks became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church and officiated at the wedding of Deer Tick singer John McCauley and singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton on December 27,2013.


Stevie Nicks has maintained a journal nearly every day since her tenure in Fleetwood Mac began.


Stevie Nicks toured in Australia and New Zealand with popular Australian performer John Farnham.


In 2006, Stevie Nicks performed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the first leg of their tour in the summer, and later in the year returned as a guest performer for a number of songs on the tour celebrating Petty's 30th anniversary since his debut album.


Tom Petty's Homecoming Concert in Gainesville, FL, which contained performances with Stevie Nicks, was filmed for PBS Soundstage as well as DVD release for March 2007.


Stevie Nicks was the featured performer for Bette Midler's benefit function, Hulaween, in October 2006.


Stevie Nicks continued the tour solo, with Vanessa Carlton opening on some dates.


In 2008, Stevie Nicks embarked on the Soundstage Sessions tour in the US A video recording of one concert date was released in 2009: Live in Chicago.


Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks co-headlined The Heart and Soul tour.


Stevie Nicks then continued on an Australian and New Zealand leg of the tour accompanied by Dave Stewart until December 2011.


Stevie Nicks joined Rod Stewart in the summer of 2012 for another leg of the Heart and Soul tour, and resumed the In Your Dreams tour in June 2012.


Stevie Nicks has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards as a solo artist, holding the record for most nominations for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance without a win.


Stevie Nicks has been nominated for six Grammy Awards as a member of Fleetwood Mac, winning the 1978 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Rumours, and received the 2003 Grammy Hall of Fame Award.