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Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham - Buckingham Nicks - 1973 - Polydor

A very good debut album featuring the duo of Lindsey Buckingham and partner Stevie Nicks. This album was a commercial failure, and Polydor dropped them while they were recording tracks for a second album. Buckingham's guitar playing is very impressive on this album, and Stevie Nicks' likable voice comes from the heart. The tracks are interesting, and the album includes the song "Crystal", which was re-worked for the duo's first album with Fleetwood Mac. The tracks are varied in style. Some of the tunes (like "Don't Let Me Down Again") sound similar to the songs the duo would eventually record with Fleetwood Mac. Other tracks (like "Lola (My Love)") sound very different. Buckingham Nicks is a good album, and should be of interest to anybody who likes the music of the later Fleetwood Mac. Check out Lindsey Buckingham's great "Law and Order " album from 1981, and Stevie Nicks' "Bella Donna " album from the same year.


"Crying in the Night" (Nicks) - 2:48
"Stephanie" (Buckingham) - 2:12
"Without A Leg To Stand On" (Buckingham) - 2:09
"Crystal" (Nicks) - 3:41
"Long Distance Winner" (Nicks) - 4:50
"Don't Let Me Down Again" (Buckingham) - 3:52
"Django" (Lewis) - 1:02
"Races Are Run" (Nicks) - 4:14
"Lola (My Love)" (Buckingham) - 3:44
"Frozen Love" (Nicks, Buckingham) - 7:16


Lindsey Buckingham - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Stevie Nicks - Vocals
Ronnie Tutt - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jerry Scheff - Bass
Gary Hodges - Drums, Percussion Overdubs
Monty Stark - Synthesizer
Peggy Sandvig - Keyboards
Jorge Calderon - Percussion
Waddy Wachtel - Additional Guitar on Lola (My Love)
Richard Hallagan - Strings Arranged By
Producer: Keith Olsen
Executive Producer: Lee Lasseff
Engineer: Keith Olsen
Assistant Engineer: Richard Dashut
Photography: Jimmy Wachtel
Album Design: Jimmy Wachtel

ARTIST INFO (Wikipedia)

Buckingham Nicks is a 10-track LP by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. The album, produced and engineered by Keith Olsen, was recorded in 1973 for Polydor Records, right after Buckingham and Nicks disbanded their long-time band, Fritz. It was released that September and proved to be a commercial failure. The album has since gained cult status. It was reissued in 1976 when Buckingham and Nicks hit the big time with Fleetwood Mac. It should be noted that Nicks' name is misspelled as "Stevi" on the record. A short tour through the American south commenced after the release of the album; Buckingham and Nicks had already joined Fleetwood Mac, but the band was still committed to the dates that were scheduled. Bootlegged concert recordings have recently surfaced on fan-sites and on peer-to-peer trading sites of two concerts in Tuscaloosa and Mobile. The touring band consisted of Tom Moncrieff on bass (who later played bass on Nicks' first solo album Bella Donna), Bob Aguirre (from Fritz) on drums, and Gary "Hoppy" Hodges who played drums on the album. Moncrieff and Hodges later formed the band Sinai 48 with a new singer-songwriter duo in 2006, marking the first reunion of any members since disbanding, aside from the continued collaboration of Buckingham and Nicks. Despite the enduring popularity of both of its key contributors, the album was never officially released on CD. Bootlegs dubbed from vinyl have circulated since the late 1980s. It has become one of the most requested titles for CD release. In 2003, Rhino Records announced the album's pending release as a deluxe CD with bonus tracks; however, the CD was never released. Buckingham and Nicks share ownership of the album. Two of the album's ten songs have been issued on CD so far. "Long Distance Winner" was released as part of Nicks' "Enchanted" box set, and "Stephanie" turned up on a promotional only CD release by Buckingham entitled "Words and Music (A Retrospective)." Another song from the album, "Crystal", was recorded by the revamped Fleetwood Mac for the group's 1975 breakthrough LP, Fleetwood Mac. "Don't Let Me Down Again" was rerecorded by Fleetwood Mac for their live album, and "Frozen Love" was performed several times during the tour to support the Fleetwood Mac album. On an interview on WRLT 100.1 Nashville (9/11/06), Buckingham has expressed an interest in the album seeing the light of day on CD. He also suggested the possibility of a future joint Lindsey Buckingham-Stevie Nicks tour in the next few years to support the re-release. Buckingham-Nicks backing musicians Tom Moncrieff and Gary Hodges have also expressed interest in reuniting with Buckingham and Nicks in a possible future tour.


Singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks, who is famous for her husky voice, reached the pinnacle of her musical career with Bella Donna (1981), a 5x platinum album that received heavy airplay through the single “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). She is also praised for her work in “Stand Back” (1983), the Grammy-nominated “Violet and Blue” (soundtrack from the 1984’s drama Against All Odds), “Talk To Me” (1985), “Rooms on Fire” (1989) and “Planets of the Universe” (2001, popularized by its remixed version). Previously, Nicks earned public recognition as a member of the band Fleetwood Mac, who scored success with such self-penned songs as “Rhiannon” (1975), “Landslide” (1975), “Gold Dust Woman” (1977) and “Gypsy” (1982). She, along with the band, earned a Grammy nomination for their reunion project, The Dance (1998). Amid her well-built musical career, Nicks had serious drug problems, which started off in the mid 1980s. Although, in 1986, she was in cocaine rehab at the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center, the artist was then addicted to Klonopin, a sedative used to counteract her anxiety after reducing her cocaine dose. In late 1993, she had a 47-day detoxification from Klonopin. On a more private note, Nicks was once involved with Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, the late Warren Zevon, and Don Henley of Eagles. During 1983-1984, she was married to Kim Anderson. Nicks now remains unmarried and lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Childhood, Family, Career

On May 26, 1948, Stephanie Lynn Nicks (later famous as Stevie Nicks) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her grandfather, a struggling country singer, taught her to sing when she was four. With her well-developed musical talent, 16-year old Stevie wrote her first song, called “I’ve Loved and I’ve Lost.” On August 10, 2005, her father died. While attending Menlo Atherton High School, she formed a band named the Changing Times and met future musical and private partner Lindsey Buckingham. They created the band Fritz, along with friends Javier Pacheco and Calvin Roper, and launched their pro career in music. Amid her attempt to pursue a musical career, Stevie continued her studies at the San Jose State University in Northern California. As for her romantic life, Stevie was involved with some of her musical partners before eventually marrying Kim Anderson on January 29, 1983. Previously, Kim’s wife, who was also Stevie’s best friend, died of leukemia and Stevie felt obliged to marry him and become his child’s mother. However, in April 1984, they divorced..
Stevie Nicks and the Fritz earned some recognition in the West Coast music community with their opening acting for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Yet, the band quickly parted ways, leaving Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham working as a duo. In 1973, they released their only duo album, Buckingham Nicks, which apparently made little impact, save for drummer Mick Fleetwood. He then asked them to join his band, Fleetwood Mac. In 1975, Fleetwood Mac released an eponymous album, which included Nicks’ self-written hit single “Rhiannon” and “Landslide,” as well as the re-released Buckingham Nicks’ song “Crystal.” Soon, the band had their first success by topping the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 5 million copies. It was ensued by the bestseller album Rumours (1977), for which Nicks contributed the No.1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Dreams,” “Gold Dust Woman” and “I Don’t Want to Know.” Fleetwood Mac’s next recording, the double album Tusk (1979), did not fare as well due to its more experimental sound. In Tusk, Nicks wrote several songs, including “Sisters of the Moon,” “Angel,” “Beautiful Child” and “Storms.” At the time, the band began falling apart. Nicks, who formerly recorded “Whenever I Call You Friend” (1978) with Kenny Loggins, went solo and launched her debut album, Bella Donna, in 1981. Scoring huge success, the debut recording became the No.1 Billboard 200 album and by 1990, had received 5x platinum certification. Bella Donna dispatched the No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 single “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), “Leather and Lace” (with Don Henley), “Edge of Seventeen” and “After the Glitter Fades.” It brought her to the movie industry, where she sang the self-written “Blue Lamp” for the animated adventure movie Heavy Metal (1981). Rejoining Fleetwood Mac, Nicks penned “Gypsy,” “That’s Alright” and “Straight Back” for the band’s double platinum album Mirage (1982). The artist then launched her sophomore solo album, The Wild Heart (1983), which also went double platinum. It spawned three hit singles, “Stand Back,” “If Anyone Falls” and “Nightbird,” as well as broke the Mainstream Rock chart with “Enchanted,” “Nothing Ever Changes” and “I Will Run to You.” Performing “Violet and Blue” for the drama Against All Odds (1984), Nicks was nominated for a Grammy for Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture. Two years later, she issued the platinum album Rock a Little (1985) with major hit tracks “Talk To Me,” “I Can’t Wait” and “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You.” Amid her cocaine rehab, Nicks returned to Fleetwood Mac to work on the album Tango in the Night (1987). The recording became Buckingham’s final involvement with Fleetwood Mac and he was replaced by Rick Vito and Billy Burnette. In 1988, the band released their Greatest Hits album. The Other Side of the Mirror (1989), Nicks’ third solo album, managed to go platinum thanks to such singles as “Rooms On Fire,” “Whole Lotta Trouble” and “Long Way to Go.” After the release of Fleetwood Mac’s gold album, Behind the Mask (1990), she decided to leave the group. The next year, she issued a greatest hits collection called Timespace (1991), which featured her collaboration with Jon Bon Jovi (“Sometimes It’s a Bitch”) and Bret Michaels of Poison (“Love’s a Hard Game to Play”) and saw the album go platinum. The same success, however, did not happen to her studio album Street Angel (1994), whose lead single “Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind” only hit the 57th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Taking a break for her drug problem, Nicks still did movie soundtracks, such as the self-penned “Twisted” for Twister (1996) and “Somebody Stand By Me” for Boys on the Side (1995, written by Sheryl Crow). She next marked her comeback by working with Fleetwood Mac in their reunion project, the live album The Dance (1997). The project eventually brought the band a Grammy nomination. The following year, she released the gold-selling box set album The Enchanted Works of Stevie Nicks (1998). Nicks regained fame with her gold studio album Trouble in Shangri-La (2001) and created success among club music listeners with the remixed version of her “Planets of the Universe.” She re-teamed with other members of Fleetwood Mac in Say You Will (2003), their first studio album in 16 years. Nicks still gives special performances around the world, which included performing in Australia and New Zealand (February-March 2006) and at the inaugural Rock’N the Rally Music Fest (August 2006). © www.superiorpics.com/stevie_nicks © SuperiorPics.com 2007


Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer with the musical group Fleetwood Mac. During his career he has also done some independent recording since he first became a member of that group. He is married to photographer Kristen Messner and has three children. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Born in Palo Alto, California, Buckingham was the third and youngest son of Morris and Rutheda Buckingham. He had two older brothers, Jeff and Greg. Growing up in the Bay Area community of Atherton, California, Buckingham and his brothers were encouraged to swim competitively. Though Buckingham dropped out of athletics to pursue music, his brother Greg Buckingham went on to win a silver medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Buckingham's first forays into guitar playing took place on a toy Mickey Mouse guitar, playing along to his brother Jeff's extensive collection of 45s. Noticing his talent, Buckingham's parents bought their son a $35 Harmony guitar. His biggest influence is The Beach Boys. Buckingham never took guitar lessons and does not read music. By age 13, he became interested in folk music and, influenced by banjo methods, practised the fingerpicking styles of The Kingston Trio. At 15 he joined a small folk group, providing vocals and guitar work. Buckingham met Stevie Nicks while they both attended Menlo Atherton High School, and later formed The Fritz Rabyne Memorial Band with her and three other friends. Buckingham's fingerpicking style gave him difficulty playing rock guitar, and thus he moved to bass. After gaining popularity at Menlo-Atherton High School, "Fritz" became a popular local act and even opened for such acts as Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. After cutting some demos with Fritz for producer Keith Olsen, Buckingham and Nicks struck out on their own, and Fritz disbanded in 1971. Buckingham and Nicks became involved romantically, dropping out of San Jose State to pursue a career making music together. Buckingham was stricken with a case of "mono" (Infectious mononucleosis) and his illness forced Nicks to begin waiting tables and cleaning houses to support the couple, while allowing him the free time to master his guitar techniques. Buckingham and Nicks recorded seven demos in 1972 on an analog 4-track. They drove to Los Angeles to pursue a record deal. In 1973, Polydor Records signed the pair. Their album, Buckingham Nicks, was released in September of 1973; soon after its release, Polydor dropped the duo due to poor sales. Despite the record company misstep, Buckingham Nicks has been championed by rock critics since its release. It features gorgeous two-part harmonies backed by notable LA session musicians, including superstar drummer Jim Keltner. Other session musicians include: Ron Tutt, Drums (Elvis Presley TCB Band); Peggy Sandvig, Keyboards; Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, Guitar; Jorge Calderon, Percussion; Jerry Scheff (Elvis Presley TCB Band), Bass; Monty Stark, Synthesizer; Gary Hodges, Drums; and Mark Tulin, Bass. (from the album jacket). Although money was tight, the hardworking duo caught the attention of many budding musicians, including Warren Zevon, who is rumored to have been a roommate of Nicks and Buckingham in a Fairfax district apartment. A short tour promoting the Buckingham Nicks album commenced shortly after the joining of Buckingham and Nicks with Fleetwood Mac. Bootlegs of two concerts in Mobile and Tuscaloosa exist and are widely distributed on peer-to-peer networks and fansites. The touring band included drummers Bob Aguirre (from Fritz) and Gary Hodges playing simultaneously, bassist Tom Moncrieff (who later was featured playing bass on Stevie Nicks' album Belladonna), and, of course, Buckingham and Nicks. To help make ends meet, Buckingham toured with Don Everly's back-up band, singing Phil Everly's parts. Buckingham and Nicks were eventually forced to move in with record producer Keith Olsen, who helped the pair work on several demos for the next Buckingham/Nicks album, including "I'm So Afraid", "Monday Morning", and "Rhiannon". Buckingham Nicks has never been released on CD (although a bootleg version exists). Both Buckingham and Nicks have hinted at a possible remix and re-release on CD in the near future. Buckingham has also suggested a tour in support of the collection could be something the two may be interested in. Moncrieff and Hodges, from the original Buckingham Nicks touring band have also expressed interest. While checking out the Sound City recording studio in California, Mick Fleetwood heard the song "Frozen Love" from the Buckingham Nicks album. He asked who the guitarist was, and immediately stated that he wanted him to fill a recent vacancy. Buckingham insisted to Fleetwood that he and Nicks were a package deal--if Fleetwood didn't want Nicks, he wouldn't get Buckingham. The duo was quickly asked to join Fleetwood Mac on New Year's Eve, 1974. After the resounding commercial success of the group's second album, Rumours (during the making of which Buckingham and Nicks famously split), Buckingham was determined to avoid falling into repeating the same musical pattern. The result was Tusk, a two album set that Buckingham primarily directed. It was during this time that Buckingham moved in with record company secretary, and aspiring model, Carol Ann Harris, with whom he lived until 1984. Though by most standards a hit, Tusk failed to come anywhere close to what Rumours had done, and Buckingham, who also produced the albums, took the brunt of the criticism. Buckingham never fully got over his animosity towards the band for putting a commercial price tag on their art, and it finally came to a head with the release of their 1987 recording, Tango in the Night. Buckingham had already given up much of the material for what would have been his third solo album to the project, including "Big Love," "Tango in the Night," "Family Man," "You and I," and "Caroline." On several of these tracks Buckingham played every instrument. "Big Love" charted as a single, and many (including talk show host David Letterman) thought the "love grunts" on the track were sung by Stevie Nicks. But the vocals on these tracks were, in fact, all sung by Buckingham, who used studio technology to alter the pitch of his voice. Just prior to touring for the release of the album, and citing an aversion to live performance, Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac. He was replaced by guitarists Rick Vito and Billy Burnette. During the time he worked on Tusk, Buckingham also produced albums for Walter Egan and John Stewart in the late 1970s. In 1981, Buckingham released his first solo album Law and Order, playing nearly every instrument and featuring guest appearances by bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. The album pursued the quirky, eclectic, often lo-fi and new-wave-influences of Tusk, and spawned the hit single "Trouble," a slice of Southern California Beach Boys-inspired pop that reached #9 on the US Charts and #1 in Australia (for three weeks). Two years later, he wrote and performed the songs "Holiday Road" and "Dancin' Across the U.S.A." for the film National Lampoon's Vacation. "Holiday Road" was released as a single, but reached only #82 on the Billboard's Hot 100. He did other soundtrack work, including the song "Time Bomb Town" from Back to the Future. In 1984, after ending his 7-year relationship with Carol Ann Harris, he released his second solo album, Go Insane. The title track was a modest hit, reaching #23 on the Hot 100. The last track of the album, D.W. Suite, was a tribute to the late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. The next year, Buckingham performed on USA for Africa's fundraising single, "We Are the World". Following his split with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham spent much of the next four years in the studio, working on his third solo album, Out of the Cradle, which was released in 1992. Many of the songs seem to deal with the death of his father, and the sudden death of his brother Greg in 1990. "Wrong" was a gentle rebuke of former bandmate Mick Fleetwood's tell-all biography. Out of the Cradle was not successful commercially, but received some favorable reviews and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Production[citation needed]. However, Buckingham toured throughout 1992-93 for the first time as a solo artist; his band included an army of seven other guitarists (Buckingham himself calls them "the crazy band" on his Soundstage DVD), each of whom he individually taught the entire two-and-a-half hours of music from the concert (Lindsey Buckingham: Behind the Music documentary for VH-1, 2001). A subsequent solo album, entitled Gift of Screws, was recorded between 1995-2001 and presented to Warner Bros./Reprise for release. Executives at the label managed to persuade Buckingham to hold the CD back and instead take several tracks from Gift of Screws and re-record them with Fleetwood Mac. Thus, seven songs from Gift of Screws ("Murrow Turning Over In His Grave," "Miranda," "Red Rover," "Come," "Steal Your Heart Away," "Bleed to Love Her," and "Say Goodbye") appear on the Fleetwood Mac album Say You Will, and in substantially the same form as Buckingham had recorded them for his solo release. Excellent bootleg copies of Gift of Screws -- taken from an original CD-R presented to Warner Bros/Reprise -- are known to exist and have been widely distributed among fans through the use of torrent sites and other peer to peer networks. Other songs from Gift of Screws appear on Buckingham's 2005 Soundstage DVD, and on his 2006 solo album, Under The Skin. Buckingham contributed the song "Shut Us Down" (co-written with Cory Sipper) to the soundtrack of the Cameron Crowe movie, Elizabethtown. In November of 2005, he released his Soundstage performance (taped in 2003) on DVD, and on his 57th birthday, (October 3, 2006) an acoustic album entitled Under the Skin was released. Under The Skin features Buckingham on almost all instruments, with the exception of two tracks that feature Fleetwood Mac rhythm section John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. The album includes a cover of The Rolling Stones classic "I Am Waiting." Three days after the album's release, Buckingham started a tour promoting the album that lasted until the end of June 2007. Buckingham plans to follow Under the Skin with another solo album in 2008. A CD/DVD combo of his Fort Worth concert in January 2007, titled Live at the Bass Performance Hall, will be released on March 25 2008 In 1992, newly-elected president Bill Clinton asked Fleetwood Mac to come together to perform the song he had chosen for his campaign, "Don't Stop", at his inaugural ceremony. Buckingham agreed to be part of the performance, but the experience was something of a one-off for the band, who were still very much at odds with one another and had no plans to reunite officially. While assembling material for a yet-to-be-released fourth solo album in the mid 1990s, Buckingham contacted Mick Fleetwood for assistance on a song. Their collaboration lasted much longer than anticipated, and the two eventually decided to call upon John and Christine McVie. The band's old chemistry was clearly still there, and plans for a reunion tour were soon in the works. In 1997, Buckingham and all four of his bandmates from the original Rumours line-up of Fleetwood Mac went on the road for the first time together since 1982 in a reunion tour titled The Dance. The tour was hugely successful and did much to heal the damage that had been done between Buckingham and his bandmates. In 2003, the reformed band released the first studio album involving Buckingham and Nicks in 15 years, Say You Will. However, Christine McVie opted only to add some minor backing vocals and keyboards to the project, and the band carried on as a foursome. Buckingham's song "Peacekeeper" was the first single off of the album. This album was followed by a world tour that would last almost a year and a half. Unlike many rock guitarists, Buckingham does not use a plectrum, or a pick. Instead, he uses his fingers and fingernails. He has developed his own style of playing, which can be heard on all of his albums. In 1979, he worked with Rick Turner, owner of Renaissance Guitars to create the Model One. He has used it exclusively since, with Fleetwood Mac and his solo efforts. On July 8, 1998, Buckingham's girlfriend, Kristen Messner, gave birth to their son, William Gregory Buckingham. Buckingham and Messner subsequently married in 2000, and she gave birth to a daughter, Leelee, the same year. Their third child, Stella, was born on April 20, 2004.


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Darlene said...

This was a great post. Do you have any updates. If you go to you tube an put in Stevie nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, silver springs, there is a great video. There still seems to be a lot of chemistry between these two.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Darlene.I checked that out. The chemistry is still there,ok! I wish the two had recorded more stuff together. Thanks for comment, & keep in touch