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Stevie Nicks: Visions Dreams & Rumours



Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognisable figures in rock n roll history – very much Fleetwood Mac s Queen Bee, as Mick Fleetwood himself describes her. While she once made headlines with her hedonistic lifestyle, part of Nicks irresistible appeal is her youthful vulnerability and mystical aura, making her an artist with whom fans have an unbreakable emotional connection.

Crowned The Reigning Queen Of Rock And Roll by Rolling Stone, and with gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock n roll success in her life as a recording artist – but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief and a devotion to creativity above all; hers has been a journey of intense highs and lows.

A page-turning blockbuster (Record Collector) This book, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from peripatetic mid-West childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day. Including exclusive interviews with some of Stevie s associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoë Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.

432 pages

Price: £16.99  $19.99

About the author:

Zoë Howe is a music writer, visual artist and drummer whose rock ’n’ roll novel Shine On, Marquee Moon was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize in 2016.

Her renowned biographies include ‘Typical Girls? The Story of The Slits’, ‘Barbed Wire Kisses – The Jesus and Mary Chain Story’, ‘Stevie Nicks – Visions, Dreams & Rumours’, ‘Lee Brilleaux – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentleman’ and ‘Wilko Johnson – Looking Back At Me’. Current projects include a documentary and biography of X-Ray Spex star Poly Styrene (Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché and Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story, Omnibus Press, 2019) – both collaborations with Poly’s daughter Celeste Bell.

Additional information

Weight 0.649 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.6 × 1.7 cm


A page-turning blockbuster.
-Record Collector
Howe documents it all - the sex, the drugs and the mystification - with the nonjudgmental vigilance of a devoted fan.
-Washington Post
Though not a memoir, Howe's massive Nicks tome is an example of the legacy Lisa Robinson has created. Howe's Stevie Nicks biography is her latest book, but she's previously written about The Slits, Florence + The Machine and more.
-The Riveter Magazine
One of the best biographies I've read, fascinating for true fans. Recommended.
-Amazon 5 stars