Category: 1981

Stevie photographed by Herbert Worthington – 1…

Stevie photographed by Herbert Worthington – 1981.

Bella Donna

Bella Donna

Stevie photographed by Herbert Worthington in …

Stevie photographed by Herbert Worthington in 1981

Requiem by Ignacio Trelis // “Edge Of Seventee…

Requiem by Ignacio Trelis // “Edge Of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks

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Starry Night by Edvard Munch // “Bella Donna” …

Starry Night by Edvard Munch // “Bella Donna” by Stevie Nicks

stevie-nicks-daily: Stevie photographed during…

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Stevie photographed during a ‘Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ concert in East Rutherford, NJ – July 30, 1981.

Thanks to @stevienickswelshwitch for the scan.

Stevie photographed by Herbert Worthington – 1…

Stevie photographed by Herbert Worthington – 1981.

‘Bella Donna’, Stevie Nicks’ first solo album …

‘Bella Donna’, Stevie Nicks’ first solo album was released on July 27, 1981 to great critical acclaim and commercial success. 

And I just realized right away that I wanted more than anything in the world to put these songs down and play them for all those wonderful people who seemed, for whatever their reasons, to love my songs. And I love my songs. That’s what I do—I write songs. I’m a tune writer. And I wanted this LP to be really wonderful.” – Stevie Nicks

“I had already decided that the record was goi…

“I had already decided that the record was going to be called Bella Donna. With my previous boyfriend, who was an engineer on Tusk, I had gone to Chile for six weeks after finishing recording Tusk. I met his mother, who was just a marvelous lady; she became like Bella Donna to me. She’d been around when the [1973] military coup happened, and had been in love with a man who, when the government fell, was banished to France or face life in prison. She told me this story one night, and I just decided right there that my first solo record was going to be called Bella Donna. I knew it meant ‘beautiful woman’, but also that it’s a poisonous root. People use it for healing, but if you take too much, you can die. So I thought: This is the perfect double-edged sword title for the record. So the idea was handed to me on a little silver tray with some toast and blackberry jam by the sweetest lady.” 


Happy 37th birthday, Bella Donna!

Night At St. Joseph by Robert F. M. McInne // …

Night At St. Joseph by Robert F. M. McInne // “Kind Of Woman” by Stevie Nicks