Author: In Your Dreams

Stevie photographed by Mark Allen – 1991.

Stevie photographed by Mark Allen – 1991.

Stevie with Mick Fleetwood and Sandy Stewart o…

Stevie with Mick Fleetwood and Sandy Stewart on the set of Mick’s music video for “I Want You Back” in 1983.

Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard …

Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard say she had chosen not to have children because she cared more about her career. The first that ever warned me men might not like it if there are things more important to me than they are. The first that ever said that that was fine: sometimes, you have to leave them behind. Wherever she goes, she surrounds herself with girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone, when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah, well, you never will,” Stevie says. “There is never – ever – a man in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants men to look at Stevie Nicks. In her songs, even when she’s talking about how she has to change, she proclaims her power, her ability, her worth. She is a queen, she is a witch, she is a dragon, she is in control. She isn’t polite. She’s competitive. She’s bossy. She claimed all the things the men around her claimed — she spent as much money as they spent, had as much sex as they had, was as reckless as they were, stood at the front of the same stage — and never questioned that that was her right. The world tells us women are there for men, but despite all the boyfriends and the jokes about how she’s so easy and the sex-symbol status, she isn’t there for men at all. She does it without ever giving in to the men that dismiss her. She’s emotional. She’s dramatic. She raises her voice as much as she can. She thinks she’s pretty, she thinks she’s a star, and when her fans crowd up to the edge of the stage, crazy, she welcomes them, with open arms. She revels in it. She’s too much of a girl for you? She revels in it.

She made it!! “I have a lot to say about this,…

She made it!!


“I have a lot to say about this,” Nicks says in a statement, “but I will
save those words for later. For now I will just say, I have been in a
band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep
breath and smile. It’s a glorious feeling.”

Stevie at the Us Festival in 1983, photo by Ch…

Stevie at the Us Festival in 1983, photo by Charlyn Zlotnik via Morrison Hotel Gallery.

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Stevie on stage at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ – July 30, 1981.

Stevie in 1977.

Stevie in 1977.

Mick, Christine and John in 1976.

Mick, Christine and John in 1976.

goldduststevie: Stevie at Barton Coliseum in L…

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Stevie at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, AR – Nov. 13, 1983.

Fleetwood Mac at the Nationwide Arena in Colum…

Fleetwood Mac at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus – November 7, 2018. photo by Casey Cascaldo.