Today, Bella Donna, one of the greatest voices in music, the Queen of Rock and Roll, Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks turns 71. Collectively, her work both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist has produced over 40 top-50 hits and sold over 140 million records, making her one of the best selling music acts of all time.
Back in 2001, Stevie was in Dallas for a fundraiser (with The Eagles and Trisha Yearwood) benefitting the Yellow Rose Foundation, for her friend Don Henley, whose wife Sharon was diagnosed with MS. We talked about her soon to be released album Trouble In Shangri-La produced by Sheryl Crow, and featuring a star-studded lineup of female musicians like Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks), Macy Gray, and Sarah McLachlan. With help from Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Stevie performed an acoustic rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic "Landslide." Then at the end, the session wraps with an airing of a song off the album called "Planets of the Universe" which she started writing in 1976 with Lindsey Buckingham.
Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!