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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
American singer and songwriter with Lindsey Buckingham who married and divorced him; together  they transformed the struggling  blues group  "Fleetwood Mac" into one of the most successful bands in pop history.  She and Buckingham, her former high school classmate, first made a record together entitled "Buckingham and Nicks," then in May 1975 they  joined  " Mac.
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American singer and songwriter with Lindsey Buckingham who married and divorced him; together  they transformed the struggling  blues group  "Fleetwood Mac" into one of the most successful bands in pop history.  She and Buckingham, her former high school classmate, first made a record together entitled "Buckingham and Nicks," and then were invited to join Fleetwood Mac on New Year's Eve, 1974.
  
 
By 1977 the group was co-winner of the Billboard Award for Album of the Year and sole winner for Group of the Year.  Wearing chiffon and seven-inch heel platform boots, Stevie created her own gypsy-style look, swept the ratings and made 50 million album sales.  
 
By 1977 the group was co-winner of the Billboard Award for Album of the Year and sole winner for Group of the Year.  Wearing chiffon and seven-inch heel platform boots, Stevie created her own gypsy-style look, swept the ratings and made 50 million album sales.  

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Portrait of Stevie Nicks (click to view image source)
Stevie Nicks
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Name
Nicks, Stevie Gender: F
Stephanie Lynn Nicks
born on 26 May 1948 at 03:02 (= 03:02 AM )
Place Phoenix, Arizona, 33n27, 112w04
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°03' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°01 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 18°36'



Biography

American singer and songwriter with Lindsey Buckingham who married and divorced him; together they transformed the struggling blues group "Fleetwood Mac" into one of the most successful bands in pop history. She and Buckingham, her former high school classmate, first made a record together entitled "Buckingham and Nicks," and then were invited to join Fleetwood Mac on New Year's Eve, 1974.

By 1977 the group was co-winner of the Billboard Award for Album of the Year and sole winner for Group of the Year. Wearing chiffon and seven-inch heel platform boots, Stevie created her own gypsy-style look, swept the ratings and made 50 million album sales.

The daughter of a well-traveled executive, Jesse Seth Nicks and his homemaker wife, Barbara, Stevie grew up in Northern California. Influenced by singer Janis Joplin, the 5' 1" Nicks was the hottest music star of the 1970's but she became the poster-girl for the hippie culture's excesses. She degenerated into a bloated, drugged-out cliché of the 70's sex-drugs-and rock-'n-roll. Her nightmarish fall into a lost ten years began with a cocaine habit that consumed millions and burned a hole through the cartilage of her nose.

While still a member of the band she launched a solo career with her hit "Bella Donna" album in 1981, but continued her coke use. In 1986 a plastic surgeon told her, "If you want your nose to remain on your face, stop right now." Nicks took his advice and completed a 28-day stay at the Betty Ford Center. But things got even worse as she continued to gain weight, looking constantly fatigued. In 1987, friends who feared she would relapse on cocaine persuaded her to see a psychiatrist who prescribed Klonopin, a powerful tranquilizer to which she then became addicted. She became so wasted that she barely remembers an entire solo tour in 1989, "I vegetated into my own little world." While hosting a bridal shower for a friend in late 1993, Nicks crashed into a fireplace and gashed her head but didn't feel a thing. That scare gave her the courage to face a brutal 45-day detox.

Back home and drug-free in 1994, she embarked on a six-month solo tour despite weighing 175 lbs and still feeling tired. At the end of the tour she was ready to give it all up because she couldn't handle people talking about how fat she was. Her growing lethargy had been diagnosed as the effects of Epstein-Barr virus, which causes constant fatigue, but she and her mother suspected it might be related to silicone breast implants that she had in 1976. Several doctors advised that removing them would be painful and unnecessary, but in 1994 she had the surgery anyway. It turned out that the implants were totally broken.

In 1983 she had a brief marriage to Kim Anderson, the grieving husband of her best friend, Robin Stucker, who had died that year of leukemia. She has also been involved with rockers Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and producer Jimmy Iovine, though she stayed single after her two failed excursions into matrimony.

In 1995, Nicks lost 30 lbs and with new zest, slimmed down and drug-free she was in the best health she's had in years. In May 1997 her old band regrouped after a seven year recording hiatus to cut a No. 1 album, "Dance," and launch a three-month sold-out tour. In January 1998 the Nicks and band members guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and his ex-wife, key-boardist Christine McVie were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Buckingham, Lindsey (born 3 October 1949). Notes: Band mates in "Fleetwood Mac"

Events

  • Work : New Job 31 December 1974 in Los Angeles (Invited to join Fleetwood Mac)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Begin Major Project 15 May 1975 in El Paso (New Fleetwood Mac lineup live debut)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 11 July 1975 ("Fleetwood Mac" new lineup debut LP released)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Medical procedure 1976 (Breast implants)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 4 February 1977 ("Rumours" LP released)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize June 1977 (Billboard Award for Album of Year and Group of Year)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Album, "Bella Donna")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1983 (Kim Anderson)
  • Misc. : Retain professional help 1986 (Plastic surgeon warned of cocaine use)
  • Misc. : Retain professional help 1987 (Saw psychiatrist, prescribed addicting drugs)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 1993 (Gashed head after running into fireplace)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1994 (Began solo tour)
  • Health : Change in Appearance 1995 (Lost 30 pounds)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released May 1997 (Band regroup album, "Dance")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize December 1998 in New York (Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes Tashi Grady, from her, (given as B.C. but rated A, as it is third hand to LMR

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Small stature, 5' 1")
  • Traits : Body : Weight (Balooned with drug use)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Epstein-Barr disease, constant lethargy)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Nose (Hole burned through nose, cocaine)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Fell into fireplace, gashed head)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (To remove broken breast implants)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Cosmetic surgery (Breast implants)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Cocaine and prescription drugs, rehab)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Several noted rockers, no marriages)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Many tours)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role (Solo career)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical band)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Billboard Album of the Year/Group of the Year)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection

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