Life Stories: Stevie Nicks | Marie Claire

Words by Michelle Davis
Marie Claire Magazine (UK)
May 2014

Her husky voice, epic stage presence and flamboyant style defined 70s supergroup Fleetwood Mac – as did the incestuous, drug-fulled private lives of its members. And against all odds, she’s still rocking…


AS THE DAUGHTER OF A travelling businessman, Stevie Nicks was used to making new friends quickly. One evening in 1965, after her family’s latest move from Los Angeles to San Francisco, 17-year-old Stevie attended an event in a local hall. She walked in to see a teenage boy strumming a guitar and singing The Mamas & The Papas’ California Dreamin’ I walked up and brazenly burst into harmony with him,’ she would later recall. ‘It was cool andI said, “I’m Stevie Nicks” and he said, “I’m Lindsey Buckingham.” Continue reading