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“Thank you very much everybody. Welcome to Sto…

“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.

stevie-nicks-daily: August 14, 1998: Enchanted…


August 14, 1998: Enchanted Tour, Woodstock Festival

“Ok, this is my last show so I can do this and all the critics can write about it and say that I am self-indulgent, and I don’t really care.
The fact is that when I saw the movie Woodstock, 20… I don’t know, 29 years ago, I was at a drive-in movie in San Francisco and I was a part of that San Francisco thing, and I said when I saw this movie, I went, “I’m gonna come in in a helicopter, I’m not gonna come in in a car and I’m not gonna walk in”, and only today when I thought about what Woodstock meant to me, did I remember than day and think, you know, that’s when I made my decision that no matter what else I was gonna do in my life, I was gonna do this.
So you know what? I’m so proud that you guys all came tonight and that we spent this day together. And the rain just made you all look beautiful…” 

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“I always give credit to Stevie Nicks for that. She was very generous, she was on the top of the world and I got the job as the opening act for Fleetwood Mac just as ‘Rumours’ came out, so I call it the Rumours ride. We went out into the world together, I became friends with everybody in the band, and then she said to me one day, ‘if you need a chick singer, let me know’. I said, ‘what, the biggest female singer in the world? No thanks, no, I don’t really need that, never mind’. I’m kidding. She was great for me.” – Kenny Loggins on the success of ’Whenever I Call You Friend“.

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“We were on the road and Christine, myself and John went to a gallery opening to support Stevie who was showing a Polaroid shot. She doesn’t really do that but Peter approached her and she said, “Okay. I’ll do it.” I met Peter again. We talked about one day doing something and then he came on holiday to our gallery

We had a regular gallery with open art at Fleetwood’s and I decided to go into partnership with Morrison Hotel Gallery. I said, “This is it.” For me, it’s a perfect fit.

.” – Mick Fleetwood, Billboard – August 5, 2018

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“She had me on stage to sing ‘Stop Dragging My Heart Around’ each night, and that’s when I actually saw her the most. In between singing lines I’d be, “I just saw your new dog,” and then before the next line she’d be, “Oh, she’s sweet, isn’t she? I’m going to go back and see her now.”

Chrissie Hynde, Mail Online – August, 2018

You know, I went to Stevie Nicks’ 70th birthda…

You know, I went to Stevie Nicks’ 70th birthday party and I went, “Oh my God, I can’t believe that the new 70 is 20!” I mean, when I was a kid, I thought 70 was like, “Sit down, you’re done,” you know? Now I look at other people and I’m seeing people that are very active and are taking better care of themselves, and then they are hanging together better. I mean, Mick Jagger’s 75 and he’s out on tour. Fleetwood Mac’s going out on tour and some of them are now in their 70s, but you’d never know it, because they’re singing great and they have a lot of energy.

Stevie Nicks, Jim Ladd on 95.5 KLOS – August 1…

Stevie Nicks: But I love my life. I love being famous. I love being able to walk into a restaurant and say, “I’m Stevie Nicks. Can I get a table?” It’s like, you know, why not? So a lot of people that hate being famous, I’m so sorry for them. The violins of the world are really playing for you in your $18 million house.

Jim Ladd: Good for you, Stevie Nicks. Good for you.

Stevie Nicks: And if I could swear, I would swear right now and say, “Really!? All of you. Get a life.”

Jim Ladd: Thank you, thank you. Cos I hate it when I hear people whining like that.

Stevie Nicks: Complain, complain, complain.

Jim Ladd: “My life is so bad because I have to go to the movie premiere.” Really!?

Stevie Nicks: Or, you know, “I’m just so rich. I don’t have any friends.”

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“You know, so the thing is is that I would never have a bad thing to say about any of the young women artists because I want them to just keep on going and do what they do. Um, and you know, we are a little – I’m the grandmother. So we are a little cult and I tend to want to love all of them because of that. Um, I know her (Lady Gaga), I’ve met her and she’s a big fan of mine, you know. And she said to me, she flat out says, “Well, sometimes when I just don’t know what to do, I say: ‘What would Stevie do?’” And I have to love her for that, you know.”

Stevie Nicks

Jim Ladd on 95.5 KLOS, aired on August 1, 2011.

You have to keep moving. This world will walk …

You have to keep moving. This world will walk all over you if you don’t just keep going.

You kind of have to create a phenomenon. You h…

You kind of have to create a phenomenon. You have to really believe in yourself and you really have to work your butt off and never take no for an answer. Ever.