1948 - Yes, date unknown
Has 2 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.
||Stevie Nicks |
||26 May 1948
||Yes, date unknown
||11 Apr 2007 |
- As a young child, she had difficulty pronouncing her given name Stephanie, and as a result, began calling herself "Stevie". The nickname stuck.
Her mother fostered in her a love for fairy tales , while her grandfather, a struggling country singer, began teaching her to sing at the age of four.
With her first guitar, at age sixteen, she wrote her first song called "I've Loved and I've Lost, and I'm Sad But Not Blue."
Nicks first met her future musical and romantic partner Lindsey Buckingham while attending Menlo Atherton High School . She and Buckingham attended a religious meeting called Young Life, where together they sang California Dreamin' . Buckingham remembered Nicks' enchantingly unique voice. A few years later, he contacted Nicks and asked her to join a band (with Javier Pacheco and Calvin Roper) called Fritz , which became popular as a live act from 1968 until 1972 . Fritz opened for big-name acts Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin , among others in the San Francisco Bay Area . Both Nicks and Buckingham attended San Jose State University in Northern California , where Nicks majored in Speech Communication.
Mick Fleetwood to Warren Zevon to The Eagles member Don Henley , Nicks has only married once, to Kim Anderson. His first wife had been Stevie's best friend and had recently died of leukemia , leaving behind a husband and young child, and Nicks felt it was her calling to marry Anderson and raise the child. They married in 1983 , but the arrangement quickly fell apart when Stevie realized she had not handled the situation properly, and they split a year later