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Title:
Stevie Nicks : visions, dreams & rumours
Author:
Howe, Zoë, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Overlook Omnibus, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xii, 404 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Daughter of the desert -- On the wings of an albatross -- Bella Donna -- Never break the chain.
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Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9781468310665
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The New biography of "the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" ( Rolling Stone )

Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon, and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock 'n' roll history--very much Fleetwood Mac's "Queen Bee," as Mick Fleetwood himself described her. With gold and qua­druple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success as a recording artist--but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief, and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows.

This new biography, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic Midwest childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive inter­views with some of Stevie's associates and collabo­rators from over the years, author Zoë Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.


Author Notes

Zoë Howe is a British rock writer whose work has appeared in The Quietus, NME, BBC Music, Holy Moly, and Company, amongst other outlets.


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Stevie Nicks . . . the great female singers who fronted legendary rock bands constitute a list of off-the-hook personalities. This highly engaging biography of Stevie Nicks, whose electric and eccentric involvement in Fleetwood Mac led to her being dubbed by Rolling Stone the Queen of Rock and Roll, is written by a distinguished British music journalist. Factually full and consistently fascinating, the life story the author assembles is one of abiding dedication, frequent hurt, and ultimate triumph. Stevie came from Phoenix, and early in her life, she was at home in a fantasy world, plus she knew for a long time that her aim was to be a songwriter. She and boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham's early musical collaboration led to the pair being absorbed into the British band Fleetwood Mac, and their star-crossed relationship became the stuff of rock legend as they spent more time in bitter public fighting than in harmony. The Mac's climb to top-rung status held excitement for the members, but drugs and alcohol were definitely part of their scene. The band eventually dissolved (although recently it came together again for a concert tour), but Nicks has enjoyed a solo career in which she could continue to pour her haunting, soul-baring songs. It's important for fans to note that the chiffon-clad rock queen image was no stage act; it has been her armor and confidence builder. And for us, it's how we know and adore her.--Hooper, Brad Copyright 2014 Booklist


Table of Contents

Prologuep. vii
Part I Daughter Of The Desertp. 1
Part II On The Wings Of An Albatrossp. 55
Part III Bella Donnap. 159
Part IV Never Break The Chainp. 283
Acknowledgmentsp. 391
Bibliographyp. 392
Song Indexp. 395
Indexp. 399

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