“I had heard of AHS, because I had a lot of really young friends, but I didn’t know what it was about. I was contacted by creator Ryan Murphy. He said, ’This season is called Coven, and there’s one of the witches who lives in the swamp and she has no family, no friends, no nothing, but she has an eight-track and a couple of your albums, and you’re like her only friend. We would like to know if we can use your music for this.’ And I said, ’That’s perfect! Because that’s exactly how I like to affect people. I want people to put my songs on because they are unhappy and need a boost to dance around their apartment a little and feel good. That’s why I write. Of course you can use my music. Take it!’
September 5, 1982: Fleetwood Mac performs at the ‘US Festival’ in San Bernardino.
“Everybody was smoking a lot of pot and doing other drugs, but that night we were pretty sober, because the audience was so huge and we didn’t want to make a mistake. It was a long set and it was a great set. When we left, Robin and I flew over the festival and I swear to God we felt like the whole audience waved to us. I told the pilot to go slow because we needed to take this in. We believed in the energy from all those people.“ – Stevie Nicks
❝I know that things have gotta change
But how to change them isn’t clear❞
‘Lady’ official video was released on September 4, 2014.
“Go out there and make your dreams come true and be happy. Listen to music, turn off the television, turn the radio on – loud! Rock and roll, go buy some records. Seriously, music will change your life. Just listen to music. Morning til night, night til morning… You’ll be better.“
The ‘24 Karat Gold Tour’ hit Green Bay, WI. on August 23, 2017. Stevie told her audience she was not wearing any eye make-up onstage for the very first time since she was 14 as she had had cataract surgery one week before the show.
Visit the 24 Karat Gold Tour blog for pictures, videos, quotes, and concert highlights.
“Thank you very much everybody. Welcome to Storytellers. I’m gonna try to ease into this talking thing. I’ve actually done a little bit of it on the last, on this tour that we’ve been on for the last three months. But not quite as much as I have to do tonight. So if I sound like my, I’m shaking from the bottom of my toes, I am. So, I’m gonna tell you very quickly what I can remember about the story of “Dreams”. Um, when we were first recording the Rumors record we spent two months in Sausalito at the record plant, and as far as I’m concerned that’s when we actually recorded the record. It took another eight months after that , but the tracks were all done there. Um, while they’re doing all kinds of stuff and there’s nothing for me to do, I went next door to Sly Stones studio, within, the building, this big like black and red room with a kind of a stairway that went down into this like kind of tunnel thing where people would set up and play around this like light house sort of setup. And I took my little Fender Rhodes piano in there and I wrote “Dreams”. And I spent about an hour in there, and then I went back in to Fleetwood Mac and actually was brave enough to just play, play it for them, cause I really thought it was good and uh, and they liked it and we recorded it that night. That is the story of “Dreams”.
Stevie’s VH1 Storytellers special was taped on August 18th, 1998 at Sony Music Studios in New York City.
‘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
“She was very full of light, and she made Fleetwood Mac more loving and fun."
Happy birthday, Christine!