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Stephanie Lynn Nicks

Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jess Nicks and <private> Nicks (Harwood)
Ex-wife of <private> Anderson
Sister of <private> Nicks

Occupation: Singer-songwriter
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Anderson
    • father
    • <private> Nicks (Harwood)
    • <private> Nicks
    • <private> Anderson
      ex-husband's child

About Stevie Nicks

Nicks was born on May 26, 1948, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess Nicks (July 2, 1925 – August 10, 2005), former president of Greyhound's Armour-Dial, and Barbara Nicks (November 12, 1927 – December 29, 2011), a homemaker. Nicks's grandfather, Aaron Jess "A.J." Nicks, Sr. (May 18, 1892 – August 1, 1974), a struggling country music singer, taught Nicks to sing duets with him by the time she was four years old. Nicks's mother was so protective that she kept her at home "more than most people" and during that time fostered in her daughter a love of fairy tales. The infant Stephanie could pronounce her own name only as "tee-dee," which led to her nickname of "Stevie". Her father's frequent relocation as a food business executive had the family living in Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco during Nicks's youth. With the Goya guitar that she received for her 16th birthday, Nicks wrote her first song, "I've Loved and I've Lost, and I'm Sad But Not Blue". She spent her adolescence playing records constantly, and lived in her "own little musical world." While attending Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, she joined her first band, the Changing Times, a folk rock group focused on vocal harmonies.

Famed for her mystical chanteuse image, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks (born Stephanie Lynn Nicks) enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a solo artist but also as a key member of Fleetwood Mac.

Nicks was 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 Hendrix, Janis 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 their 1973 debut LP, Buckingham Nicks. Despite a cover which 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, they 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 Night; The Other Side of the Mirror, Nicks' 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 Gray, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl 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. Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide.




- Don Henley - Ex-significant Other

- Jimmy Iovine - Ex-significant Other

- Joe Walsh - Ex-significant Other

- Kim Anderson - Ex-husband

- Lindsey Buckingham - Ex-significant Other

- Mick Fleetwood - Ex-significant Other


Solo Studio Albums:

   * Bella Donna (1981)
   * The Wild Heart (1983)
   * Rock a Little (1985)
   * The Other Side of the Mirror (1989)
   * Street Angel (1994)
   * Trouble in Shangri-La (2001)
   * The Soundstage Sessions (2009)


   * Timespace – The Best of Stevie Nicks (1991)
   * Enchanted (3 CD box set) (1998)
   * Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks (2007)

Solo videos and DVDs:

   * Stevie Nicks: Live in Concert (VHS) (1982)
   * Live at Red Rocks (VHS) (1995)
   * Crystal Visions - The Very Best of Stevie Nicks (Deluxe Edition - Disc 2) (2007)
   * Soundstage: Stevie Nicks Live (Sears-exclusive Blu-Ray) (2008)
   * Live in Chicago (2009)

as Buckingham Nicks:

   * Buckingham Nicks (1973

with Fleetwood Mac:

   * Fleetwood Mac (1975)
   * Rumours (1977)
   * Tusk (1979)
   * Live (1980)
   * Mirage (1982)
   * Tango in the Night (1987)
   * Greatest Hits (1988)
   * Behind the Mask (1990)
   * 25 Years – The Chain (2 CD & 4 CD Boxset) (1992)
   * The Dance (1997)
   * The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac (2002)
   * Say You Will (2003)
   * Live in Boston (2004)
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Stevie Nicks's Timeline

May 26, 1948
Phoenix, AZ, USA