Trivia / Stevie Nicks

  • Career Resurrection: Had one for her solo career that dovetailed with Fleetwood Mac's after losing weight and kicking her drug addictions.
  • Creator Breakdown: Much of The Wild Heart was Nicks working through her grief over the death of her close friend Robin Anderson.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The first album she ever released, Buckingham Nicks (along with then-significant other Lindsey Buckingham), has never yet been officially released on CD or other digital format in the U.S. Both Nicks and Buckingham very much want to see this happen, but the project has been stuck in Development Hell for decades in part due to the difficulty of finding good-enough masters.
  • One of Us: Stevie is a huge fan of Game of Thrones. She discovered the series during its first season and credits it with helping her get over a bout of depression after the death of her mother (and then a case of pneumonia), and is so devoted to it that she's written poetry themed around every major character and has expressed her desire to write music for the series.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • During a particularly tough patch in 1973-74, according to Stevie in her 1981 Rolling Stone interview, her father (who, be it noted, was overall always deeply supportive of her career choice) came to her and suggested that it might be sensible to place a time limit on her attempts to make it in the music world if she didn't start seeing some success. As this was the period during which Stevie was forced to take all sorts of odd jobs (dental hygienist?!) to put food on hers and Lindsey's table, she took that suggestion seriously and contemplated going back to college. She had been majoring in speech communication at San Jose State with the intention of becoming a speech therapist/pathologist.
    • Stevie originally wrote "Leather and Lace" for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, but their marriage was starting to break up.
    • Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin originally wrote the song "Love Will Find A Way" for Stevie to sing, before Atlantic Records intervened, seeing it as a potential single for Yes. It was released as the lead single for their 1987 Big Generator album instead.
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