'Stevie Nicks' (qv) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age
she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and
western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After
moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at
Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met future long-time
companion Lindsey Buckingham. After smaller projects failed, she
and Lindsey signed with Polydor Records, and produced their
collaboration, "Buckingham-Nicks." The album flopped, and the two
(who were now lovers) were dropped from the label, but not before
attracting the attention of Mick Fleetwood, who invited them to
join Fleetwood Mac. Two years later, in 1975, Fleetwood Mac's
self-titled album topped the charts, headlined by Stevie's
"Rhiannon." Success for the band, and for Stevie, was immediate.
The legendary "Rumours" album followed in 1977, at the same time
Stevie's relationship with Lindsey came to an end. Stevie's solo
career began in 1981, and met with instant success. The stress of
maintaining a solo career and remaining with Fleetwood Mac became
too much for her, and she became addicted to cocaine, and then to
prescription medication. After undergoing treatment for her
addictions, Stevie vowed she would never perform publicly again,
but was lured out of retirement for Fleetwood Mac's 1997 reunion,
and continues to perform, write and record.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).