Nicks, Stevie

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Nicks, Stevie Gender: F
Stephanie Lynn Nicks
born on 26 May 1948 at 03:42 (= 03:42 AM )
Place Phoenix, Arizona, 33n27, 112w04
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°04' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°21 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 02°59'

Stevie Nicks (performing in 2017)
photo: Ralph Arvesen, license cc-by-2.0


American rock singer-songwriter known for her work with the band Fleetwood Mac (1975–1991, 1997–present) and as a solo artist since 1981. Nicks has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations as a solo artist, holding the record for most nominations for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance without a win. She has however won numerous awards with Fleetwood Mac, including a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978 for Rumours. Nicks' song "Dreams" from the album became the band's only Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. She is the first woman to have been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: first as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and then as a solo artist in 2019.

After starting her career as a duo with her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham, releasing the album Buckingham Nicks to little success, Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, helping the band to become one of the best-selling music acts of all time with over 120 million records sold worldwide. Rumours, the band's second album with Nicks, became one of the best-selling albums worldwide, being certified 20× platinum in the US.

In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the studio album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard 200 and has reached multiplatinum status. She has released eight studio solo albums and seven studio albums with Fleetwood Mac, selling a certified total of 65 million copies in the US alone.

She was the partner of Lindsey Buckingham from 1969 to 1976; 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-travelled executive, Jesse Seth Nicks and his homemaker wife, Barbara, Stevie grew up in Northern California. Influenced by singer Janis Joplin, the 5' 1" (1.55 m) Nicks was the hottest music star of the 1970s but she became the poster-girl for the hippie culture's excesses. She degenerated into a bloated, drugged-out cliché of the '70s 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 Fleetwood Mac 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 tranquillizer to which she then became addicted. She became so wasted that she barely remembered 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 (80 kg) 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 leukaemia. She has also been involved with rockers Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and producer Jimmy Iovine, though she stayed single after her short excursion into matrimony.

In 1995, Nicks lost 30 lbs (13.5 kg) and with new zest, slimmed down and drug-free she was in the best health she'd 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 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.

Released on 1 May 2001, the album Trouble in Shangri-La restored Nicks' solo career to critical and commercial success. Her song "Planets of the Universe" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, and Nicks was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

On 27 March 2007, Reprise Records released Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks in the U.S. The compilation album debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. A tour with Chris Isaak, opening in Concord, California on 17 May 2007, supported the release.

Nicks' album In Your Dreams was released on 3 May 2011. The same day, Fox Network broadcast the Glee episode "Rumours" that featured six songs from Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album, including Nicks' song "Dreams." The show sparked renewed interest in the band and its most commercially successful album, and Rumours re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at number 11, the same week that In Your Dreams debuted at number six.

In 2014, Nicks appeared on the third season of television series American Horror Story, Coven, in a role she reprised in the eighth season, Apocalypse. She played a fictional version of herself, portraying a "white witch" with supernatural powers in three episodes. On the show, she performed the songs "Rhiannon", "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You?", "Seven Wonders", and "Gypsy".

In September 2014, Nicks released her eighth studio album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, which reached number seven on the Billboard 200. She also did a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac from September 2014 to November 2015.

In September 2022, Nicks released a cover of "For What It's Worth", a protest song written in 1966 by Stephen Stills and recorded by Buffalo Springfield. She said on social media that the song was still relevant and had a lot to say, and she wanted to interpret it through the eyes of a woman.

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  • associate relationship with Burnette, Billy (born 8 May 1953). Notes: Members of Fleetwood Mac, 1987-1991
  • associate relationship with Del Rey, Lana (born 21 June 1985). Notes: Duet, "Beautiful People Beautiful Problems"
  • associate relationship with Grohl, Dave (born 14 January 1969). Notes: Music collaborators
  • associate relationship with Isaak, Chris (born 26 June 1956). Notes: Toured together in 2007
  • associate relationship with Joel, Billy (born 9 May 1949)
  • associate relationship with Loggins, Kenny (born 7 January 1948). Notes: Duet, "Whenever I Call You Friend"
  • associate relationship with Petty, Tom (born 20 October 1950). Notes: Duet, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • lover relationship with Buckingham, Lindsey (born 3 October 1949). Notes: Also bandmates in "Fleetwood Mac"
  • child->parent relationship with Nicks, Barbara (born 12 November 1927)
  • child->parent relationship with Nicks, Jess (born 2 July 1925)


  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1969 (Lindsey Buckingham)
  • Work : New Job 31 December 1974 in Los Angeles (Invited to join Fleetwood Mac)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 15 May 1975 in El Paso (New Fleetwood Mac lineup live debut)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 11 July 1975 ("Fleetwood Mac" new lineup debut LP released)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1976 (Breast implants)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 4 February 1977 ("Rumours" LP released)
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  • Work : Prize June 1977 (Billboard Award for Album of Year and Group of Year)
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  • 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)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (May 2023), born at Good Samaritan Hospital, daughter of Jess Seth Nicks and Barbara Alice Meeks (maiden name).

Previously, Steinbrecher quoted Tashi Grady for 3:02 AM, from her (given as B.C. but rated A, as it was third hand to LMR).


  • Traits : Body : Race (German, English, Welsh and Irish ancestry)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Small stature, 5' 1"/ 155 cm)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (Ballooned 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 (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none (By choice)
  • 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 : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Two with Fleetwood Mac)
  • 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