Stevie Nicks Was Inspired By Crosby, Stills & Nash In A Different Way
Buckingham Nicks shows the early emergence of Stevie Nicks' greatest songwriting talents. Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images
The effects of Crosby, Stills & Nash on the music industry do not limit only to the impact of their songs but how they also inspired hundreds of musicians. Among those is Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac’s beloved singer.
Growing up, Nicks has always adored music, seemingly inheriting her desires to perform from her grandfather who taught her. His grandpa proceeded to find a career in music but failed, and when he first noticed Stevie’s talents, he knew she’d be a fantastic singer in her own time.
Listening to records whenever she can, it was only a matter of time when she was first introduced to the supergroup of Crosby, Stills & Nash. In an interview from The Guardian, the “Edge of Seventeen” singer revealed that through CSN’s debut album in 1969, she discovered the wonders of singing harmonies.
“I spent a whole summer singing along to this record,” she said. “I loved the harmonies and learned to sing all three of the parts. I knew that I wanted to be in a band with the same kind of harmonies.”
Lucky for her, that wishful thinking led her to become a part of Fleetwood Mac, which gave her an outlet to test her abilities regarding vocal harmonization.