Singer songwriter Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona; the granddaughter of a frustrated country singer, she began performing at the age of four.
Fleetwood Mac began as a hard-edged British blues combo in the late 60s. The only consistent members of Fleetwood Mac were drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie – the rhythm section that provided the band with its name. The group moved into pop/rock with the songwriting of pianist Christine McVie and by the mid-’70s the soft rock duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had joined the group.
The band retained its popularity through the early ’80s. Buckingham, Nicks, and Christine McVie all began pursuing solo careers. The band reunited and in 1987 released the album Tango in the Night before splintering. After Buckingham departed, they released a further album before Nicks and McVie left in the early 90s.
In 1981, while still a member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks began a solo career, releasing the album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard album charts and reached platinum status less than three months after its release, and was later
“I met Lindsey in high school in San Francisco. We had gone to some party and he was sitting in the middle of this gorgeous living room playing a song. I walked over and stood next to him, and the song was ‘California Dreaming’, and I just started singing with him. And so I just threw in my Michelle Phillips harmony, and he was so beautiful. And then I didn’t really see him again until two years later, when he called me and asked me if I wanted to be in his rock ‘n’ roll band, which I didn’t even know existed. And within two or three months we were opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, all the San Francisco bands. Two years later, we packed up and moved to Los Angeles with about 12 demos.”
Stevie Nicks: A Rock Goddess Looks Back ~ Rolling Stone