Stephanie Lynn Nicks,
aka Stevie Nicks, had both a successful career as a
member of Fleetwood Mac, and as a solo artist.
Nicks grew up in a musical family, joining her first
band in high school. Her nickname, Stevie, was
given to her at a young age. It was based on her
inability to pronounce her first name.
She met Lindsey Buckingham while still in
high school, and a few years later, she was performing
with him in a band called Fritz in San Francisco (from
1968 to 1972). They became a couple. After
Fritz split, the two landed a record deal and they
released the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973.
In the mid 70's, the duo joined Fleetwood Mac after
impressing Mick Fleetwood. Her success in
Fleetwood Mac is well known.
By the late 1970's,
Nicks began a solo career. Her first release,
Bella Donna (1981),
was a major success. It featured four top 40
Billboard hits: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
with Tom Petty, "Leather and Lace" with Don Henley,
"Edge of Seventeen", and "After the Glitter Fades".
Her follow up release,
The Wild Heart (1983),
featured the songs "Stand Back", "If Anyone Fails", "Nightbird",
"I Will Run to You", "Enchanted", and "Nothing Ever
Rock a Little (1985)
featured the hit songs "Talk to Me" and "I Can't Wait", and
her final release of the 80's,
The Other Side of
the Mirror (1989),
featured the hit songs "Rooms on Fire" and "Long Way to
As the years have
rolled on, Nicks has vacillated between her solo career
and her career with Fleetwood Mac, and both were active
well into the 2010's. The Steve Nicks Discography
is as follows:1981: Bella Donna
1983: The Wild Heart
1985: Rock a Little
1989: The Other Side of the Mirror
1991: Timespace – The Best of Stevie Nicks
1994: Street Angel
1998: Enchanted (3-disc boxset)
2001: Trouble in Shangri-La
2007: Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks
2009: The Soundstage Sessions
2011: In Your Dreams