The formation of the rock combo Buckingham Nicks with her then-boyfriend and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham might be seen as the start of Stevie Nicks’ professional career as a musician. On September 5, 1973, they released their album of the same name, which received a lot of praise from musicians and journalists. It was impossible to ignore Buckingham and Nicks’ potential given the record’s calibre and standout performances.
One of them was Mick Fleetwood, the drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, who was looking for a guitarist after losing some band members. As a result, Fleetwood extended an invitation to Buckingham to join the group as the new guitarist, but Buckingham had one stipulation. If the drummer also wanted to hire Nicks, the guitarist would accept to join Fleetwood Mac. As a result, in the middle of the 1970s, Nick and Buckingham joined the group.
Success of Fleetwood Mac After joining were Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Fleetwood Mac expanded their fan base and financial success thanks to the addition of two incredibly gifted and innovative musicians, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, to their lineup. Their first joint project was their self-titled tenth studio album, which was released on July 11, 1975. Millions of albums were sold all over the world, and it topped the charts by holding the top spot for a very long time.
Led Zeppelin’s singer Robert Plant wanted Stevie Nicks
Rumours, their subsequent release, capitalised on the success and, because to its skillfully created sounds and lyrics, became one of the most well-known Fleetwood Mac albums. Additionally, rock music fans and critics gave the album’s songs like “You Make Loving Fun,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Go Your Own Way” very favourable reviews. Robert Plant was present to express his enthusiasm for Fleetwood Mac, so they weren’t the only ones who thought they were great.
Stevie Nicks Was Robert Plant’s Ideal Collaboration Partner.
Robert Plant participated in an interview with Mark Ginsburg around the time Fleetwood Mac released their well-known album, “Rumours,” and he shared what he was listening to at the time. The Led Zeppelin legend mentioned two bands when the reporter asked him what music he had recently been listening to. The first was Little Feat, a Los Angeles-based band that was created by lead vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne. The second was Fleetwood Mac.
Plant continued by saying that the band’s tiny woman should have appeared on a Led Zeppelin record or single. Stevie Nicks was the “small lady,” but Plant had difficulties recalling her name. Plant, however, never got his wish for the band and Fleetwood Mac frontman to work together. Many Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac fans were thrilled and ecstatic at the prospect of it at the moment.
Here is what the journalist enquired:
What kind of music do you enjoy listening to at home?
Plant’s reply was:
“Obviously, I enjoy Fleetwood Mac and Little Feat. That young girl should appear and perform on one of our albums. It would be great if she came to sing on one of our albums. Who is she called? —Stevie.”