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Old 12-13-2018, 03:52 PM
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Stevie Nicks Finally Made It to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Her Own

Fleetwood Mac is back on tour, with four of the original members united again after their reunion tour in 2015. But today, the news belongs to Stevie Nicks alone. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Thursday morning that Nicks will be a 2019 inductee, along with Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, The Cure, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and the Zombies.

Nicks, 70, has been in the music business for more than 50 years, and Fleetwood Mac, the band that was basically one big breakup, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. 1977’s Rumours is arguably their biggest album, but that was also the year that they imploded. During the recording process, every single band member had broken up with their significant others—all members of Fleetwood Mac.

Moving on from the band’s topsy-turvy history, Nicks forged a solo career on the strength of her album Bella Donna and hits like “Edge of Seventeen” and “Leather and Lace,” with plenty of Grammy nods along the way. She has also made witchy, dark looks with shawls galore a status symbol of their own. The Hall of Fame noted her fashion influence in its write-up, calling her “rock and roll’s mystic poet.” They continued, “The unmistakable vocal timbre of Stevie Nicks’s voice has dominated rock. Nicks brought velvet and chiffon into the leather-and-denim world of rock, infusing sounds she admired from the acid rockers and Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters with a hint of black magic.”
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