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Stevie Nicks Delivers More than Great Music At Ravinia

Courtesy of Ravinia

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - Stevie Nicks said there would be stories and there were.  It was an integral part of her show at Ravinia on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

Nicks told everyone about when she decided in 1979 to make a solo album, telling her band Fleetwood Mac about her decision, how the band took the news and meeting the president of Atlantic Records, Jimmy Lovine who she ended up moving in with 10 days after meeting him.  He produced Bella Donna.  

Nicks also said he was the one behind the idea of putting the single, "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" on that album.

She did her signature twirl during "Gypsy" and "Stand Back."   She talked about her friendship with Prince and her initial meeting with him.

Nicks showed off the blue cape, the same one she wore on the cover of Bella Donna all those years ago.  She said it cost three thousand dollars and it proved to be a good purchase to her mom who she described as frugal, because the cape lasted all these years and is still in perfect shape.

She said her second solo album, "The Wild Heart" proved that the success of Bella Donna was legitimate and that her solo career was not a fluke.

I loved the retro pictures she showed of herself from back in the day, the 70s.  Pics like her getting taken to the airport alone in a long black limousine.

She told the audience they can do anything and that dreams do come true.  She used herself as an example and said "don't let anyone tell you that you can't."

Carla Falquez, from Chicago loved what she saw and heard in Stevie Nicks' performance.  She said the stories Nicks told was something she hasn't seen from hardly any artists before.

Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.
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