1982 CLASSIC Proved Singer Could MORE Than HOLD Her Own Outside of Iconic Band! | Professor Of Rock

Standing at the crossroads of her career, Stevie Nicks traded in the surefire success of Fleetwood Mac after Rumors and Tusk for a shot to prove she could do it on her own. But solo success wouldn’t come easy. Especially when two tragedies affected the progress of her album. The first of these would shake us all. The death of Beatle John Lennon The other was more personal, but still just as devastating. Stevie wrote and recorded Bella Donna with two duets… Stop Draggin My Heart Around with Tom Petty and Leather and Lace with the Eagles Don Henley but the breakout was Edge of Seventeen that came from a misheard phrase and a an inflight menu…The story is… NEXT on the Professor of Rock. Thank you to this Episodes Sponsor, Zenni Optical
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———————————————————————————————————- Executive Producer: Brandon Fugal Honorary Producers: John Shoemaker, Matthew Fabris, Kevin Riley, Dan Tierney, Jason White, John Esser, Frank Kuna, Grand Illusion, Michael Badenbaugh, J Lee, Tom Malanga, Casey Gallegher, Ardashir Lea, James Smith
———————————————————————————————————— Check out my Hand Picked Selection Below Professor’s Store – The 80s Collection https://amzn.to/3mAekOq – 100 Best Selling Albums https://amzn.to/3h3qZX9 – Ultimate History of 80s Teen Movie https://amzn.to/3ifjdKQ – 80s to 90s VHS Video Cover Art https://amzn.to/2QXzmIX – Totally Awesome 80s A Lexicon https://amzn.to/3h4ilrk – Best In Ear Headphones (I Use These Every Day) https://amzn.to/2ZcTlIl Check Out The Professor of Rock Merch Store – http://bit.ly/ProfessorMerch Access To Backstage Content Become a Patron – http://bit.ly/ProfessorofRockVIPFan Help out the Channel by purchasing your albums through our links! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you, thank you for your support. Click here for Premium Content: https://bit.ly/SignUpForPremiumContent https://bit.ly/Facebook_Professor_of_Rock https://bit.ly/Instagram_Professor_of_Rock #1970s #fleetwoodmac #stevienicks Hey music junkies, Professor of Rock, always here to celebrate the greatest artists and the greatest songs of all time. if you wanted to be a member of the A team when you were growing up subscribe below right now. Nostalgia central for music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s Make sure to click the bell so you always know when our latest interviews hit… Also Check out our patreon where we have exclusive content including FULL interviews, we just put our full sit-down with Sammy Hagar up. So today we’re coming back to a show we haven’t done for quite a while. It’s called Solo Venture. In this series we follow the adventures of vocalists who strike it out on their own to pursue a solo song or record. Their careers may even span multiple albums, however for this series, these legends also have come back to their original band. In previous installments we have covered Dennis DeYoung from Styx and his solo hit Desert Moon and well as Journey’s own Steve Perry and his 1984 hit ‘Oh Sherrie. Today, I’m excited to get into the story behind a near miss top ten hit that really should have charted much higher… by one of rock’s most iconic woman. I’m talking about Edge of Seventeen from Stevie Nicks’ solo debut, Bella Donna. The band she left behind was of course Fleetwood Mac.
The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup got together on New Year’s Eve 1974. It consisted of band namesake Mick Fleetwood on drums, John McVie on bass, the late and sorely missed songbird Christine McVie on keyboards and vocals, Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and vocals, and of course today’s featured songstress Stevie Nicks on vocals as well. The go-to line-up issued their inaugural White Album six months into the new year on July 11, 1975. It was an excellent first chapter for the group. The White album would go platinum x7 in the US and produce three Top 20 singles on the Hot 100, including Stevie’s unforgettable Rhiannon. Of courseThe monumental ‘Rumours’ came next. This iconic record was released in 1977, and spawned in four Top 10 singles and Stevie’s, including the band’s lone #1 hit Dreams. Once again penned by Nicks. The next album however, 1979’s Tusk would bring the band to a crossroads. Tusk took thirteen months to record, and for Stevie it was true gauntlet of painful emotion as she shared a tense studio space with two in-band exes… Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. Tusk was a massive undertaking and a lofty vision of grandeur. However, this twenty-track double album “enjoyed relatively moderate success” compared to 1977’s Rumors. It’s strongest single Sara reached #7 in the States and the title track was close behind at #8, but its other three singles lagged behind.

Standing at the crossroads of her career, Stevie Nicks traded in the surefire success of Fleetwood Mac after Rumors and Tusk for a shot to prove she could do it on her own. But solo success wouldn’t come easy. Especially when two tragedies affected the progress of her album. The first of these would shake us all. The death of Beatle John Lennon The other was more personal, but still just as devastating. Stevie wrote and recorded Bella Donna with two duets… Stop Draggin My Heart Around with Tom Petty and Leather and Lace with the Eagles Don Henley but the breakout was Edge of Seventeen that came from a misheard phrase and a an inflight menu…The story is… NEXT on the Professor of Rock. Thank you to this Episodes Sponsor, Zenni Optical
Incredible Prices on New Glasses – https://bit.ly/ZenniOpticalShop
———————————————————————————————————- Executive Producer: Brandon Fugal Honorary Producers: John Shoemaker, Matthew Fabris, Kevin Riley, Dan Tierney, Jason White, John Esser, Frank Kuna, Grand Illusion, Michael Badenbaugh, J Lee, Tom Malanga, Casey Gallegher, Ardashir Lea, James Smith
———————————————————————————————————— Check out my Hand Picked Selection Below Professor’s Store – The 80s Collection https://amzn.to/3mAekOq – 100 Best Selling Albums https://amzn.to/3h3qZX9 – Ultimate History of 80s Teen Movie https://amzn.to/3ifjdKQ – 80s to 90s VHS Video Cover Art https://amzn.to/2QXzmIX – Totally Awesome 80s A Lexicon https://amzn.to/3h4ilrk – Best In Ear Headphones (I Use These Every Day) https://amzn.to/2ZcTlIl Check Out The Professor of Rock Merch Store – http://bit.ly/ProfessorMerch Access To Backstage Content Become a Patron – http://bit.ly/ProfessorofRockVIPFan Help out the Channel by purchasing your albums through our links! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you, thank you for your support. Click here for Premium Content: https://bit.ly/SignUpForPremiumContent https://bit.ly/Facebook_Professor_of_Rock https://bit.ly/Instagram_Professor_of_Rock #1970s #fleetwoodmac #stevienicks Hey music junkies, Professor of Rock, always here to celebrate the greatest artists and the greatest songs of all time. if you wanted to be a member of the A team when you were growing up subscribe below right now. Nostalgia central for music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s Make sure to click the bell so you always know when our latest interviews hit… Also Check out our patreon where we have exclusive content including FULL interviews, we just put our full sit-down with Sammy Hagar up. So today we’re coming back to a show we haven’t done for quite a while. It’s called Solo Venture. In this series we follow the adventures of vocalists who strike it out on their own to pursue a solo song or record. Their careers may even span multiple albums, however for this series, these legends also have come back to their original band. In previous installments we have covered Dennis DeYoung from Styx and his solo hit Desert Moon and well as Journey’s own Steve Perry and his 1984 hit ‘Oh Sherrie. Today, I’m excited to get into the story behind a near miss top ten hit that really should have charted much higher… by one of rock’s most iconic woman. I’m talking about Edge of Seventeen from Stevie Nicks’ solo debut, Bella Donna. The band she left behind was of course Fleetwood Mac.
The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup got together on New Year’s Eve 1974. It consisted of band namesake Mick Fleetwood on drums, John McVie on bass, the late and sorely missed songbird Christine McVie on keyboards and vocals, Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and vocals, and of course today’s featured songstress Stevie Nicks on vocals as well. The go-to line-up issued their inaugural White Album six months into the new year on July 11, 1975. It was an excellent first chapter for the group. The White album would go platinum x7 in the US and produce three Top 20 singles on the Hot 100, including Stevie’s unforgettable Rhiannon. Of courseThe monumental ‘Rumours’ came next. This iconic record was released in 1977, and spawned in four Top 10 singles and Stevie’s, including the band’s lone #1 hit Dreams. Once again penned by Nicks. The next album however, 1979’s Tusk would bring the band to a crossroads. Tusk took thirteen months to record, and for Stevie it was true gauntlet of painful emotion as she shared a tense studio space with two in-band exes… Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. Tusk was a massive undertaking and a lofty vision of grandeur. However, this twenty-track double album “enjoyed relatively moderate success” compared to 1977’s Rumors. It’s strongest single Sara reached #7 in the States and the title track was close behind at #8, but its other three singles lagged behind.

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