Stevie Nicks, San Jose State & Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks, San Jose State & Fleetwood Mac

“It’s pretty darn good to be back in my own specific and very special hood,” she said. “This is where it all started, and I had to take a minute to let you know that.” Stevie Nicks Nov. 21, 2018

Revamped Fleetwood Mac highlights its history in hit-studded San Jose concert

The San Jose concert was particularly special for singer Stevie Nicks, who turned 70 this year but hasn’t ditched her shawls or heels. It was a homecoming of sorts for Nicks, who took several moments to give the city a proper shout-out. Born in Phoenix, she attended San Jose State University and made some of her first recordings in the Bay Area.

“It’s pretty darn good to be back in my own specific and very special hood,” she said. “This is where it all started, and I had to take a minute to let you know that.”

 

Stevie Nicks — from Bay Area gigs to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nicks graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, where during her senior year she met her future musical and romantic partner, Lindsey Buckingham. As a duo, they made their first demo recordings in Daly City while they attended San Jose State University.

Greg Kihn, 98.5 KFOX Interview with Lindsey Buckingham 2008

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