May All Her ‘Dreams’ Come True: It is Stevie Nick’s 75th Birthday Today

UP ALL NIGHT, Stevie Nicks, 'Letting Go', (Season 1, ep. 122, airing Mar. 29, 2012)
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Despite Selling Sunset‘s Chrishell Stause thinking that singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks was already dead, she is very much alive and celebrating her 75th birthday today! Nicks has been in the public eye since the 1970s, starting her career as a duo with then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham. Their album Buckingham Nicks did not do well but eventually, they had major success as a part of the band Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac’s second album featuring Nicks Rumours, is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Nicks has also forged a successful solo career and has been named the “Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” and one of the 100 Greatest Singers/Songwriters of All Time. She is the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist. The rock queen wrote her first song at the age of 16 after receiving a Goya guitar for her birthday and joined her first band in high school.

Promotional portrait of American pop and rock singer Stevie Nicks (of the group Fleetwood Mac) as she sits and looks upward, dressed in a lace shawl, late 1970s

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While her career is hugely successful, her personal life is not without drama. When her relationship with Buckingham was deteriorating, she had an affair with fellow bandmate Mick Fleetwood. After leaving both relationships behind, Nicks married Kim Anderson for a short time in 1983. Nick’s friend Robin Anderson found out she had leukemia when she was pregnant and died shortly after giving birth. Nicks and the widower married, believing that her friend would want her to take care of the baby (the child, now grown up with a child of his own reportedly stays in touch with Nicks and calls her “Grandma Stevie”). Ultimately, it didn’t last as they were all dealing with so much grief. Nicks never married again.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Inductee Stevie Nicks performs onstage at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City

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Nicks also never had children, infamously having an abortion after becoming pregnant by Eagles member Don Henley. When asked about kids, she said, “I have lots of kids. It’s much more fun to be the crazy auntie than it is to be the mom, anyway. I couldn’t do what I’m doing if I had kids.” Nicks has also dealt with drug abuse, becoming addicted to cocaine and later Klonopin. These days, she’s in a much better place, although she’s been grieving the loss of her friend and former bandmate Christine McVie.

Nicks recently shared that a Taylor Swift song has helped her navigate the sadness of her friend’s death. She shared, “Thank you to Taylor Swift for doing this thing for me, and that is writing a song called ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid.’ That is the sadness of how I feel.”

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Honorees Christine McVie (L) and Stevie Nicks of music group Fleetwood Mac attend MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2018 in New York City

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Despite all of her ups and downs, fans have a very special place in their hearts for Stevie Nicks and her beautiful vocals and lyrics. She is currently on tour with some solo dates and some dates with fellow singer-songwriter Billy Joel. Click here for a list of all of her current tour dates. Sending her a warm Happy Birthday!



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