Rare Photos of Stevie Nicks That Capture Her Mystical Aura

By Sarah Norman | January 17, 2024

Stevie Nicks Feels a Responsibility to the Rest of Us

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Is art supposed to help people? Whether art is meant to improve the world is an issue artists have debated -- after all, the world can be full of bitterness, ugliness, and anger. Should art reflect that, or rise above it? For Nicks, it's definitely the latter, as she told singer Lana Del Rey in a conversation for V Magazine: 

There’s a lot of songs I’d like to write that wouldn’t be very nice songs, but I’m not going to do it because we’re not going to help anybody by doing that. Then we’re just going to be in with the masses and we’re not going to be above the fray. Write your songs, but remember that we’re the ones that are here to lighten, to lighten life, to light the lanterns and the little fairy lights, and try to keep people going. We have to have hope. We have to believe that this will all end up okay and that we’ll all end up okay. Because if we don’t do it, then who the hell is gonna do it?

She Believes In 'The Art Of Mystery'

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Stevie Nicks plays it close to the shawl. She told Paris Jackson of CR13:

It’s always been my way, since I joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975. I really didn’t want people to know that much about me, except the crazy things building up to joining Fleetwood Mac that I was willing to share, but as far as my life or my boyfriends or my love affairs or my friends or any of that, I preferred to be the...forbidden queen. We all built a persona, and that was mine, and I have pretty much followed it to now. It’s still the way I run my life.