Known In The '70s For: Being the frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks and boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 and orchestrated one of the most dramatic yet peaceful takeovers in rock history. Fleetwood Mac had started as a blues-rock band in Britain the late 1960s, and released nine albums before Buckingham and Nicks came on board. Yet from the moment the couple walked in the door, they handled the lion's share of songwriting (the rest was handled by Christine McVie) and the two best tracks on 1975's Fleetwood Mac, "Rhiannon" and "Landslide," were pure Stevie Nicks magic. Not to mention, Rumours, the 1977 follow-up, stands as one of the great rock albums of all time, dripping with classic rock tracks; its most successful single (and the Mac's only number-one hit) was Nicks' "Dreams."
Nicks also built up her own otherworldly image: flowing blonde hair, a wardrobe like a heap of tattered curtains, and six-inch platform boots. Nicks was the essential Californian post-hippie gypsy. Thanks to her look and mystique, some even believe that Nicks is a witch.