You Probably Haven’t Watch This “Gypsy” Performance From Stevie Nicks

You Probably Haven’t Watch This “Gypsy” Performance From Stevie Nicks | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Music icon Stevie Nicks graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine solo for the first time in over three decades in January 2015. To mark this special occasion, she delivered a captivating performance of “Gypsy”, the iconic ballad from Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 album Mirage, exclusively for the magazine’s cameras.

This wasn’t the first time “Gypsy” received the spotlight that time. The entire band, Fleetwood Mac, also performed the song on the Today Show in 2014. But Nicks’ solo rendition offered a unique and personal take on the beloved classic, making it a must-see for any fan of the legendary songstress.

Scroll down to witness Nicks weave her magic with “Gypsy” and be transported by her powerful vocals and undeniable stage presence.

A Candid Look at Stevie

Stevie’s solo cover story was an intimate and revealing 7,000-word feature by senior writer Brian Hiatt delves deep into the songstress’ life and career, leaving no stone unturned.

The article explores the complexities of her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, including an unforgettable anecdote about Buckingham banging on Nicks’ wall backstage at a Fleetwood Mac show to get her to turn her music down. It also reveals her longstanding admiration for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, even confessing that she might have joined the band if Petty had ever invited her.

Despite these intriguing glimpses into her personal life, Nicks ultimately acknowledges the undeniable bond she shares with Fleetwood Mac. Despite the occasional drama, she recognizes that leaving the band would feel unnatural, stating, “We choose to stay. Because we can’t do anything else.”

A Song Steeped in Memory

“Gypsy” is a beloved ballad penned by Stevie Nicks around 1979. Initially envisioned for her solo album Bella Donna, the song’s meaning shifted after the tragic passing of Nicks’ close friend Robin Anderson. This loss imbued “Gypsy” with a deeper emotional resonance, leading Nicks to dedicate it to Anderson in future performances.

The song achieved significant success, becoming the second single and second biggest hit from Mirage. It climbed the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 12 and holding the position for three weeks.

Lyrically, “Gypsy” paints a nostalgic picture of Nicks’ early adulthood, recalling carefree days and experiences like shopping at a San Francisco clothing store. Nicks has stated that the song draws inspiration from two sources: a longing for her pre-Fleetwood Mac life and a tribute to her late friend.