Stephanie Lynn Nicks was born on May 26, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona. She had a very close relationship with her grandfather, who would sing contry songs with little Stevie, and who also convinced Stevie to have a career in music. Stevie joined her first band which was(according to "beth"), "The Changing Times" and she later was in Fritz, with one of her former classmates, Lindsey Buckingham, and other members. Stevie and Lindsey had been dating for a while when they joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975. After Stevie and Lindsey joined them, Fleetwood Mac became one of the biggest groups in the U.S. and many other countries. Stevie decided to go solo, and in 1981, she released her debut album, "Bella Donna". It was a massive success, but Stevie's glory would soon fade when she would find out that her best friend, Robyn Snyder Anderson, had cancer. Stevie and Robyn spent a lot of time together until Robyn died on October 12, 1982. Stevie was soon back in the studio, recording her sophmore album, "The Wild Heart" and it was released in 1983. In 1986, Stevie had been addicted to tranquilizers and cocaine, for almost a year, so all of her friends, family and her management company forced her into the Betty Ford Center. Stevie had left rehab, and spent the rest of the eighties working with Fleetwood Mac and released another solo album before the decade's close. In 1991, she released a greatest hits compilation, "Timespace-The Best Of Stevie Nicks" and in 1994, she released "Street Angel" and while she was on the "Street Angel" tour, critics and fans alike, criticized Stevie because of her weight. Stevie vowed to never perform in public again. She spent the next few years in refuge, and was taking a long break, until the summer of 1997, when she reunited with Fleetwood Mac, and they released the first album, with all the members of the Rumours line-up, in ten years: "The Dance". The album went to number one and was a huge hit for the group. Soon after in 1998, she released a three cd boxed set, "Enchanted" and in 2001, "Trouble in Shangri-La" was released and shot Stevie back into the top ten album charts again. None of her albums had made the top ten since 1989, and it featured guests like Macy Gray, Cheryl Crow (who also produced the album) and Dixie Chick Natalie Maines. It is "rumoured" that Stevie and the other members of Fleetwood Mac (except for Christine McVie) will be reuniting for another album due out in 2002!