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Overview (4)

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Birth NameStephanie Lynn Nicks
Nickname The Reigning Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
Height 5' 1½" (1.56 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met her future long-time companion, Lindsey Buckingham. After smaller projects failed, she and Lindsey signed with Polydor Records, and produced their collaboration, "Buckingham-Nicks". The album flopped, and the two (who were now lovers) were dropped from the label, but not before attracting the attention of Mick Fleetwood, who invited them to join Fleetwood Mac. Two years later, in 1975, Fleetwood Mac's self-titled album topped the charts, headlined by Stevie's "Rhiannon". Success for the band, and for Stevie, was immediate. The legendary "Rumours" album followed in 1977, at the same time Stevie's relationship with Lindsey came to an end. Stevie's solo career began in 1981 and met with instant success. The stress of maintaining a solo career and remaining with Fleetwood Mac became too much for her, and she became addicted to cocaine, and then to prescription medication. After undergoing treatment for her addictions, Stevie vowed she would never perform publicly again, but was lured out of retirement for Fleetwood Mac's 1997 reunion and continues to perform, write and record.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jason A. Cormier

Spouse (1)

Kim Anderson (29 January 1983 - 1984) (divorced)

Trade Mark (8)

Seductive husky voice
Long blonde hair
Mystical clothing
Six inch high heels
Often wears a top hat when performing
Complex ambiguous lyrics
Small petite frame
Nature Related Themes or Lyrics in Music

Trivia (34)

Singer with Fleetwood Mac.
Born at 3:02am-MST.
(May 1, 2001) Stevie's long awaited seventh album "Trouble In Shangri-La" is released.
Was used as the template for the Pokémon (1997) character, Jynx.
British punk group The Rotters recorded a love song entitled "Sit On My Face, Stevie Nicks (a dedication)", which got quickly banned.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Ranked #14 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
Before they joined Fleetwood Mac, she and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham were in Buckingham Nicks.
Sister-in-law of Lori Perry.
According to her official site, The Nicks Fix, her first solo album, "Bella Donna", has gone multi-platinum 5X with 5,000,000 record sales. The 1981 album upgrade was recently listed on the RIAA website, though the certification date is October 13, 2004.
Mentioned on the song "Not Even Stevie Nicks" by Calexico.
Wrote the song "Silver Springs" for Fleetwood Mac's biggest-selling album "Rumours" (1977) but it was cut out of the final release. Years later, she asked Mick Fleetwood if she could use the song for her "best of" solo compilation ("Timespace - The Best of Stevie Nicks") but he wouldn't give her the rights. This eventually led her to (temporarily) leave the band. Ironically, for the reunion tour in 1998 (The Dance), the band was nominated for a Grammy®, The nominated song? "Silver Springs".
Close friends (and sometime collaborator) with Sheryl Crow.
Ranked #52 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Good friends and collaborator with Chris Isaak.
Reinterpretation of her song "Edge of Seventeen" is popular among the pop rock band The Jonas Brothers.
Fleetwood Mac was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Thanked by The Gin Blossoms in the liner notes of their album "Congratulations I'm Sorry".
Thanked by Courtney Love in the liner notes of Hole's album "Celebrity Skin".
Her manager is Howard Kaufman.
Godmother of Mick Fleetwood's twin daughters.
Married Kim Anderson in 1983 but were divorced the following year. Kim was the husband of Robin, Stevie's best friend who died of leukemia.
Had breast implants in 1976 that were eventually removed in 1994 and, according to Nicks, led to the Epstein-Barr virus.
Once waited tables and cleaned engineer/producer Keith Olson's house.
She and Lindsey Buckingham were in a band called "Fritz" prior to both "Buckingham Nicks" and Fleetwood Mac. They opened for Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her career, with Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist, have collectively produced over 40 top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums, worldwide.
Sought treatment at the Betty Ford Center in 1986 for cocaine addiction and was prescribed the tranquilized Klonopin to help avoid a relapse. In 1993, she entered detox from Klonopin in a hospital which led to her subsequent weight gain.
Her debut solo album "Bella Donna" spent over 150 weeks on the Billboard album chart including one week at #1 and 26 weeks in the top 50. It was also the best-selling album by a female artist in the United States for two years running and has since sold over six million copies there.
The Nicks-penned track, "Rhiannon", recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1975, was ranked #488 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Ranked #98 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Is close friends with Bette Midler and performed at her annual "Hulaween" ball at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City in 2006.
In 1976, she became involved with Eagles band member Don Henley. They eventually collaborated on song resulting in a duet called "Leather and Lace", which was released on Stevie's 1981 album "Bella Donna".
Sang in Tom Petty's 1985 music video "Don't Come Around Here No More".
Is a huge fan of the HBO series ''Game Of Thrones (2011)''.

Personal Quotes (6)

I wouldn't like to be in movies. Movie people are strange. They live a different life than musicians do. And I really think they're much wilder than we are. One time, four movie guys walked up to me at a party after a show. I was looking good. And they took me apart with their eyes. The hair on my arms stood up.
As a member of Fleetwood Mac, for two weeks I was still working at the restaurant because I'd given them notice. I didn't just want to walk in there and say, "I'm going to be a famous rock star so I quit and I never liked your food anyway.".
The whole hugeness of it all had really hit everybody very hard. And the biggest thing is Chris and I got a lot of attention because we were the girls, and they didn't like that. They didn't like it then; they don't like it now.
[on why Christine McVie would never return to Fleetwood Mac] She went to England and she has never been back since 1998... as much as we would all like to think that she'll just change her mind one day, I don't think it'll happen. We love her, so we had to let her go.
[on Christine McVie] We all did everything we could do to try and talk her out of quitting. But you look in someone's eyes and you can tell they're finished. As Taylor Swift would say: "We are never ever getting back together ever!". That's what Chris was saying. But I'd beg, borrow and scrape together $5 million and give it to her in cash if she would come back. That's how much I miss her.
"Stand up straight, put on your heels, and get out there and do stuff." (on her never retire philosophy)

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