Happy birthday, Stevie Nicks: Pt II – The Music

I’ve always enjoyed Stevie Nicks, but sometime in the past few years, my fondness has grown even more substantial. It started with a personal Fleetwood Mac renaissance, where I was listening to demos, outtakes, shows, pretty much anything and everything from their blues era into the mid-80’s. This, of course, led to me searching the archives for similar rarities from Mac members, during which I found a plethora of rare recordings from Stevie. I realized that her demos are every bit as enthralling as her released versions, and often, stunningly delicate and intimate. Let’s face it, Stevie Nicks shines in any format.

Stevie and Mick joining former Mac man, Bob Welch

Of course everyone knows Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, but this clip of Stevie taking lead on Petty’s rocking, I Need To Know, is a rare treat.


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