This summer's summer concert schedule began on June 11 with the soulful duo Hall and Oates and this evening Sunday, roughly three months later, it comes to a close with somebody equally soulful: the woman Rolling Stone magazine dubbed, "the Queen of Rock," rock 'n' roll hall of famer Stevie Nicks.
"Queen of Rock" sure seems like an appropriate title for Stevie Nicks, since she has done just about everything you'd expect from a rock superstar. As co-lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac in the mid-late 70's along with former boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham, her voice was heard on some of the biggest songs of all time, many of which were on the legendary album "Rumours." In fact, "Rumours" was such a huge success that it is still one of the top ten best selling records in history.
When she - to paraphrase a line from a famous Fleetwood Mac song she helped sing - went her own way, Nicks scored major successes with "Bella Donna" and "The Wild Heart" in the early 80's, with hit songs like "Edge of Seventeen," "Stand Back," and duets with Don Henley "Leather and Lace" and Tom Petty "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." Cocaine addiction stalled her success in 1986 and after getting clean, she split her time between solo efforts and Fleetwood Mac.
Nicks released albums on her own and with Fleetwood Mac fairly regularly up until 2003, but for most of the past decade, her efforts have been directed towards touring and helping to raise money for wounded vets.
Her first solo release in ten years, "In Your Dreams," was released on May 3 with the supporting tour kicking off on August 9 in Denver and reaching Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre this Sunday. She will be accompanied on the tour by singer Michael Grimm, who is best known as a contestant on the hit reality show, "America's Got Talent."
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