Happy 70th Birthday Stevie Nicks

“Your graciousness is what carries you. It isn’t how old you are, how young you are, how beautiful you are or how short your skirt is. What it is, is what comes out of your heart. If you are gracious, you have won the game.” 

There’s Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie J… but today it’s all about the Fleetwood Mac legend who goes by the name Stevie Nicks.

She’s one of the biggest influencers in rock & roll with the most powerful voice. And today, she deserves to be celebrated in more ways than one.

She career sky-rocketed into success shortly after joining Fleetwood Mac at age 26, alongside fellow bandmate Lindsey Buckingham. From that point moving forward, the world would never the same.

No one sings like her, no one rocks a shall like her, no one embodies a witch like her. She’s a one of a kind woman who is known for smash hits such as, Rhiannon, Dreams, Gold Dust Woman and Landslide to name a few. Not to mention her solo singles like Edge of Seventeen, Leather and Lace featuring Don Henley and Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.

A wise man once said; behind every good musician lies even better lyrics. We don’t know who that wise man was but we concur with their statement. So to honor the goddess of rock and roll and ultimate Gold Dust Woman, here are some of her most memorable quotes and brilliant lyrics.

“There is always magic to be summoned at any point. I love to live in a world of magic but not a fake world of magic. We all really basically have a lot of magic… it’s only those of us who choose to accept it. Who choose to understand it. It’s there for everyone. That’s the only thing that I feel I am able to give to people and that’s why I know that they respond to me because I try to give them their own magic. Not mine, but theirs.” 

“My life is a testament to believing that if you want something you can make it happen.” 

“I feel really blessed to be the Gemini that I am and be able to hop back and forth between my solo career and Fleetwood Mac. My solo career is truly the reason why Fleetwood Mac is still together because I get bored easily.”

“I’m going to be singing Dreams and Rhiannon when I’m 75 – and that’s just fine with me. I just hope my chiffon doesn’t get tangled in my rocking chair.” 

“What a writer wants to do is put stuff out there and make people mull it over in their minds until suddenly it’s something that’s way more important than turning on the stereo.” 

“I’m not afraid of death at all. But I try to get as much done as I can because you don’t know how long you’re going to be here. That’s why it’s important that I type a page or two a night – even if it’s at like 11a.m. I think you live on earth a certain number of times until you finish what it is that you’re meant to do here. Then you go on. I don’t think I’ll be back here, I think I’m done.” 

“Timeless is the creature who is wise and timeless is the prisoner in disguise.” 

“I believe I was definitely sent down here to take people away for a little while, to make them happy.” 

“I made a choice not to be married and not have children because I wanted to be a big-time rock & roll star. And people can get mad at me for saying this, but I did not feel that I could do both. I would have been, I think, a great mom. But I would not have put my career first once I had a baby. Even in my really bad drugged-out days, I didn’t go away. I still toured, still did interviews. I never gave up the fight. That’s why I’m who I am today, because I didn’t leave. And I think I made the right choice.” 

“If the sun warms up the rain and the rain puts out the sun, why does the greatest love become the greatest pain?” 

“I am pretty fearless. You know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.”

“All those little songs, all the pain I went through – it got me here. I look around as I’m in my little house, looking out at the beautiful ocean picturing my dad leaning against the wall over there like a ghost saying, “Do you realize what a lucky girl you are?” I’m lucky that my favorite evening is still going to a grand piano in a beautiful room with incense and candles and sitting down to write a song for the world.”

From everyone here at CelebMix, happy 70th birthday to one of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you for your music, for inspiring the world, for being honest and for simply making the world a better place. There could never be another you.

Written by Victoria Christiano

An iced coffee enthusiast who loves to write and take photos.