She also released solo albums. After years of fighting with dependency (during which time she continued to tour and put out new records), Nicks recovered her health and energy. Fleetwood Mac reunited in 1997 and was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Her assumed moniker, Stevie, apparently came from her youth pronunciation of “Stephanie” as “tee-dee.” Stephanie’s mom, Barbara, was a homemaker and dad Jess Nicks, a corporate executive, first met at Arizona State University. They became school honeys, as well as the couple wed in 1947.
The tight knit Nicks family comprised Stevie’s paternal grandfather, Aaron Nicks, a would be country star. Grandpa Nicks handcrafted a guitar for young Stevie and instructed her well known choices in the country music cannon. From the time she was five years of age, Stevie was gigging with him at local gin mills.
As Stevie’s dad climbed during the corporate positions, the Nicks family jumped around Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and California. By 1963, the family landed in the suburbs of La, and Stevie registered at Arcadia High School. While there, she met her companion, Robin, and joined Changing Times, a group patterned after The Mamas and The Papas. Both shared a close bond and invented a powerful musical partnership.
After high school, Stevie briefly registered in San Jose State College, but by 1968 she had dropped out. The Nicks family relocated once again—this time, to Chicago—but Stevie preferred to remain in California. Along with Buckingham, she joined the local group, Fritz, which created a modest following. The group started for larger acts like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix before they disbanded in 1971.
With this time, Nicks and Buckingham were greatly romantically involved. The couple continued collaborate, and soon acquired a contract with Polydor Records. In 1972, they released Buckingham Nicks, an album that went mostly undetected. Within an attempt to make ends meet, Stevie worked alternately as a maid, a dental assistant, as well as a server.
Concurrently, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie of the rock group Fleetwood Mac fought with band tensions and lineup changes. In 1974, the group began seeking out a fresh record facility, and organized a trip to Sound City Studio in the San Fernando Valley—the same studio where Stevie and Buckingham recorded their record. As producer Keith Olsen directed Fleetwood Mac through the facility, he showcased the studio’s sound abilities by playing the Buckingham Nicks track “Frozen Love.” The group was taken with Buckingham’s guitar sensibilities.
Several weeks after, Fleetwood Mac’s then-guitarist Bob Welch leave the group. In need of a guitarist, Fleetwood recalled Buckingham’s track and organized a meeting with all the musician. The group asked Buckingham to join the band, however he refused to collaborate unless Stevie was part of the offer. Fleetwood concurred, as well as in 1975 Stevie and Buckingham signed on to Fleetwood Mac.
The recently forged group quickly recorded an eponymous group that went straight to No. 1 and sold 3 million copies. Nicks’ tracks—particularly the mysterious “Rhiannon” and the romantic ballad “Landslide”—were smash hits, and transformed the vocalist into an overnight sensation. Following touring attempts showed crowds Stevie’s flowing outfits and whirling onstage dancing.
In 1976, the group began recording their sophomore effort, but their private lives were in complete disarray. The rigors of touring had endeavored Stevie’s voice, and she sought medical help. The group was also at the center of an emotional turmoil, and all its own intimate relationships disintegrated: The McVies made a decision to divorce, Fleetwood and his wife separated, and Nicks and Buckingham were in the middle of a tumultuous schism.
The group continued to record together, yet, and their next album, Rumours (1977), became a record-setting hit. Nicks’ song “Dreams,” inspired by the group’s breaking up relationships, was the band’s first No. 1 single. In now, Nicks had a short romance with group member Mick Fleetwood, and started an up and down relationship with Eagles drummer, Don Henley.
Around this time, Stevie’s companion, Robin, succumbed to leukemia. In a attempt to offer a mom for Robin’s youthful son, Matthew, Stevie wed Robin’s widower, Kim Anderson. The relationship survived less than a year.
Even though it went platinum, Nicks’ 1985 solo album, Rock A Little, did not fit the commercial success of her previous attempts. The vocalist also began developing serious issues with booze and substances. She kept a serious cocaine addiction that eventually created a hole in her nasal cartilage. In 1986, she entered the Betty Ford Clinic to get a 28-day rehabilitation program, which helped stop her chemical dependence.
The next year, she started working using a psychiatrist who recommended she take Klonopin. Although she was done with cocaine, Stevie became firmly addicted to the tranquilizer, and was under its sway through the greater portion of the late ’80s and early ’90s.
After years of habit, weight gain, and exhaustion, Stevie completely detoxed in 1993, and stopped her ties to Klonopin. As her health improved and she recovered energy, Stevie returned to the studio to record new tunes for multiple soundtracks.
The associated tour got them $36 million. The exact same year, Fleetwood Mac was given among the best honours on earth of rock: induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
She also put out a brand new record with Fleetwood Mac, Say You Will, in 2003. Since that time, Stevie has recorded and performed as a solo act so when a part of Fleetwood Mac. Her group, sadly, needed to cancel portion of the 2013 tour due to John McVie’s ill health.
The exact same year, Stevie filmed an appearance on the cable play American Horror Story. She played herself about the show within an episode which is likely to air in 2014.