Stephanie Lynn Nicks, 26 May 1948, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. When Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in January 1975, she not only introduced her talents as a singer and songwriter, but provided a defined focal point during the bands live appearances. A former vocalist with Fritz, a struggling San Francisco band, Nicks moved to Los Angeles with her boyfriend and fellow ex-member Lindsey Buckingham. Together they recorded 1973s Buckingham Nicks, a promising but largely neglected album, at the Second City Studio in Van Nuys. The collection was subsequently used to demonstrate the facilities to Mick Fleetwood. By coincidence, both Nicks and Buckingham were in a nearby room and were introduced to the Fleetwood Mac drummer when he showed interest in their work. Within weeks the duo was invited to join his band to replace the departing Bob Welch. Their arrival brought a change in Fleetwood Macs commercial fortunes. Nicks provided many of their best-known and...
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