On May 26 Stevie Nicks was born…

On May 26, 1948 Stevie Nicks was born. She is best known as the lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac, as well as her own solo career. Throughout her career, Nicks has told over 140 million records, won two Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Hall of Fame Award), been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, listed as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, as well as labeled “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone. 

Stevie Nicks Kristin Burns  / www.billboard.com

Stevie Nicks
Kristin Burns / http://www.billboard.com

She is known for her distinctive raspy voice, which is heavily featured in the hit songs, “Dreams,” “Edge of Seventeen,” and “Rhiannon.”

Stevie Nicks performing the hit single “Dreams”:

 

Besides her voice, Nicks has always been known for her unique style that is often referenced to witchcraft. Throughout her career, Nicks has often faced rumors that she is a witch, and involved in Wicca. The rumors were furthered straightened with the release of “Rhiannon,” which she has stated is about a Welsh witch. Nicks herself has denied these rumors, claiming that even though she has a high regard to elements relating to goth and mythical, that she is not a witch. Her style, which often includes shawls and capes, while dressed in black, is simply due to Nicks personal love of the color.

Stevie Nicks in concert showcasing one of her traditional accessories, a shawl  image via ABA

Stevie Nicks in concert showcasing one of her traditional accessories: a shawl
Image via ABA

In 2014, Nicks herself made light of these rumors by appearing in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Coven,” as herself, a white witch, who happens to be friends with the reigning Supreme, Fiona Goode, played by Jessica Lange. 

Stevie Nicks on set on

Stevie Nicks on set on “American Horror Story: Coven”
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