Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis

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"All you ever wanted to know about Fleetwood Mac's mesmerizing frontwoman." - People Magazine

"Davis is astute and respectful...adept in his literary analysis." - The New York Times Book Review

Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock 'n' roller.

Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsey Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars--according to Christine McVie--Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard:
--How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars
--The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs
--Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and with Fleetwood himself
--Why Nicks married her best friend's widower
--Her dependency on cocaine, drinking and pot, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her
-- Nicks' successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden
--The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks

Title : Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks
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ISBN : 125003289X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Julie rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Steven Davis is a 2017 St. Martin’s Press publication. She rings like a bell through the night And wouldn't you love to love her? She rules her life like a bird in flight And who will be her lover? All your life you've never seen a woman taken by the...

Tammy rated it ★★★★☆

June 30, 2017

Initially, I thought that this was a bit lifeless. I've changed my tune. Gold Dust Woman is a serious look at the career of Stevie Nicks and by association Fleetwood Mac. I was surprised to learn that the talented front woman actually had little power within the band at least at first. This is an...

Mandi rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2017

Anyone that knows me knows that I'm a die hard Stevie Nicks-aholic. I gobble up info on Stevie like it's going out of style, and even have a crescent moon tattoo on my wrist dedicated to the original Sister of the Moon. I was lucky enough to see her live a few months ago, and have never been the...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

December 02, 2017

This book will take you twice as long as you think it will to read it because you'll have to re-listen to a lot of great songs.

Robin rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2017

I had read and enjoyed Davis' bio of Led Zeppelin so I was anxious to read this new in-depth biography of Stevie Nicks and it was very well done. It spanned her entire life, from her childhood experiences to meeting Buckingham, through the trials and tribulations of her involvement with Fleetwood...

Shane rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 29, 2017

Davis co-wrote Mick Fleetwood's autobiography, however this unauthorized effort lacks an insider status. Sources include album liner notes, song lyrics, Stevie's commentary from her DVD "Crystal Visions," and magazine articles. As such it reads more like a compendium or "greatest hits" account of...

Dorie rated it ★★★★☆

December 23, 2017

Gold Dust Woman:The Biography of Stevie Nicks🍒🍒🍒🍒 By Stephen Davis 2017 St Martin's press I truly enjoyed this biography. Stephen Davis, for me, has a style of writing that is personal and makes me feel like I know the subject and understand them. It makes this a fun and memorable read. I have been a...

Andrea rated it ★★★☆☆

February 16, 2018

Interesting since I didn’t know very much about Stevie Nicks to begin with but the fact that it was an unauthorized biography often seemed glaring. It would have been a much better book if the subject had actually been involved.

Sally rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2018

Christmas 2017 present from Sweeter. I read this in the month after Christmas, and loved it. So cool! From her age five stage debut at the elbow of a well-meaning drunkard grandfather to her current third solo album before Dreams was written as the creative result of an intense love affair with t...

Susan rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 28, 2017

Incredibly boring book full of errors such as wrong date of birth, "leathern" journal, her age in 2008.

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