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STEVIE NICKS WEB
THE PENGUIN’S TALE
I’m really starting to get sick of myself (to quote the great Matthew Sweet) and since there is a limited supply of band photos, we have made some changes. I have asked The Be to shoot or video some new content before I really do hate myself from having to look at me too much. So along with some Fleetwood Mac related content, you will see some new photos that in this instance were taken by Stacy in my front yard. It’s spring in the desert and the cacti are really giving up the flowers this year after a good shimmering spring rain. The natural beauty of the desert this time of the season always has me “Mystified” and I am honored to share some with you. The version of “Mystified” you are hearing is another early mixing board rough captured on cassette for home listening reference. A magical song to be sure and Christine at her finest in any version. A big thank you to Stacy Be for taking the pictures and putting together this piece for all of us to enjoy. Your spirit touches my heart…r
Some 40 plus years ago, Stevie, Lindsey, and myself would quite often get together with the Curtis Bros., either their house or ours, to play and write music. Most of the time as we would sit around, I would watch Lindsey, Rick and Michael Curtis, (Rick & Michael wrote “Blue Letter” on the first Mac album that included Stevie and Lindsey.) Stevie, and other various friends, play & jam together. Quite often, I would record those smoke filled jam sessions with a cassette player, and apparently, one or two of the cassettes have survived. I believe this to be Lindsey and Rick Curtis playing guitar together, working on a song idea, that we found on one of the cassettes. Never before heard by anyone but us for over forty years, we can now present this for your ears, a real treat and a melodic time machine…r
Happy 29 years of “Tango In The Night”
One of the gems that we uncovered in the many cassettes left in storage over the years is this early, unfinished rendition of “Tango In The Night”. I really like the raw nature of this version, the overly limited/compressed sound of the cassette tape, and in your face. We also thought to add some of our favorite pictures to go along with it. Most you have already seen, and perhaps a couple you haven’t. Make sure to stick your head in the middle of the speakers or head phones and crank it up! Enjoy.
A big thank you once again to Kevin Moran, who’s love of music and great patience has allowed for this to even happen. Your reshearch and time are greatly valued. If it was left up to me, I would have surely lost or discarded these old cassettes long ago. Also, I would like to thank Stacy B, for her hard work and dedication to Fleetwood Mac music. Without her, none of this happens, just that simple…….r
Actually this looks like a moment from the Putney house when we were living together in West Los Angeles. He has the “on the phone with the manager” look on his face judging by the psychical nature of his expression. If I had to guess what he was saying, “Oh no, not another interview. I need time to write the darn songs first.” Lol
Here is a photo that I have personally never seen before. It seems to be from the Judy Wong collection. I can only imagine what Stevie was telling me, but if it’s a secret, I’m still keeping it. Thanks for the use of this photo Landon…r
Photo Credit: Landon Annoni
Another little slice of Fleetwood Mac life headed for the archives of “The Penguin’s Tale” website. Most of the video quality is shit, but we put it up anyway after digitizing it, before it had completely deteriorated. The visuals are from the recording of “Tusk” and the sound is from a rehearsal April 9, 1978, apparently an early version of “Storms”….Enjoy….r
“Apparently John didn’t want to hear about Christine’s suggestion and was letting us know about it.” Lol…r
A serious moment in the studio as Lindsey and Stevie discuss a part in one of her songs on “Tango In The Night”. I’m guessing the cigarette was a Kool. She liked her Kools every now and again, and cool she was. But not always when it came to working on her songs, if they turned out below her expectations. This appears to be one such moment before it was finally worked out…r
To our friends in Australia, great memories, great country, great beer. The promoter, “Paul Dainty”, gave us these Aussie style hats and yes we did wear them for a moment. Here is a rare shot of Lindsey in a hat, off stage…r
Classic Fleetwood and an image from the id. “It’s a long story folks.” Lol. …r
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GOLD DUST STEVIE
I’m going to give it a try:
Lindsey: 1970(ish?) - 1976
Don Henley: 1976 - 1979(?)
Walter Egan: 1976
Paul Fishkin: 1977
J.D. Souther: 1976(?)
Derek Taylor: 1977
Mick Fleetwood: 1977-1978
Jimmy Iovine: 1981 - 1982
Kim Anderson: 1983
Joe Walsh: 1983 - 1985
Rupert Hine: 1988 -1989
Johnny Starbuck: 1989(?)
Dallas Taylor: 1993 - 1994
then she dated some mystery guy in 1997 and in the early 2000′s she dated an ex again, but we don’t know who. This is all I know, if anyone has anything to add I’d love to hear it.
I think it’s because she thought that when he left the band she would lose him. When Fleetwood Mac isn’t working on something Stevie and Lindsey don’t really stay in touch, especially not in those days. So when Lindsey quit the band he would be out of her life, and as problematic as their “relationship” was at the time I think Stevie found that really difficult.
I’m honestly not familiar enough with all of Lindsey’s solo work, but I’m sure http://buckinghamnicksinfo.tumblr.com/ can answer this for you.
Ideal conditions for a great Fleetwood Mac album tbh!
If they do it I can understand it completely, especially from Christine, she didn’t came back after 16 years just to tour. It’s nothing new, it’s what Fleetwood Mac does, the machine keeps going whether all the individual parts are involved or not. Maybe it will cause tension but this is Fleetwood Mac we’re talking about…
True, that was probably also a factor. Whether it was the coke or the klonopin that made her unrecognizable to him, that couldn’t have been easy.
Mostly because he didn’t wanted to do the tour and he was annoyed that the album was a solo album in the early stages that turned into a Fleetwood Mac record, he just really wanted to do his own thing (tho it took him 5 years before he released that solo album).
Most of Tango was recorded when Stevie was still on cocaine, not that it mattered because she was barely there for the recording. So Lindsey’s comment probably refers to Stevie being heavily addicted to coke. As soon as she got out of rehab in late ‘86 she was prescibed klonopin. Her dosis got increased everytime she saw her doctor, when Fleetwood Mac went on tour in the fall of 1987 it became apparent that something was different, by the time they hit Europe in the 1988 leg of the tour she was slowly turning into a zonked out zombie on stage. Maybe people close to her noticed she changed much earlier, but Lindsey was gone before it got bad.
To the anon who requested the covers of the Mirage Deluxe CDs.
→ These were originally scanned by Alicia Baley and shared on Ivory Keys, a facebook group dedicated to Stevie’s music.
Credit and thanks to Alicia and the group.
And why it is so rare:
Stevie Nicks surrounds herself with girls. Wherever she goes, she
brings girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone,
when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah,
well, you never will,” Stevie says. “And there is never — ever — a man
in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the
house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants
men to look at Stevie Nicks. (X)
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Rhiannon || Fleetwood Mac Live, 1978
Stevie photographed on stage during the Rock N’ Run Benefit at UCLA in 1983.
Stevie Nicks 💫
Photo by Herbert Worthington ~ 1976
- Christine McVie, Rolling Stone - September, 2016
Stevie Nicks photographed by Herbert W Worthington III in 1985
Largo, MD 1978. photo by K. Henson.
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