Rare Photos of Stevie Nicks That Capture Her Mystical Aura

By Sarah Norman | January 24, 2024

Stevie Nicks Was The Gypsy Babe Of The California Rock Scene

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Los Angeles in the mid-'70s was a musical hotbed with its own vibe. The laid-back style included elements of country-rock, folk-rock and leftover psychedelia -- acts such as the Byrds; Flying Burrito Brothers; Poco; Crosby, Stills & Nash; the Eagles; and Jackson Browne. Fleetwood Mac was a British group, but when Nicks and Buckingham joined, they immediately put a Californian stamp on the band's sound. It could not have been any other way -- in her looks, stage presence, style, Nicks was a poster girl for the mystique of Southern California. 

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.