Gold Dust Woman (audiobook)

The Biography of Stevie Nicks

14.1 hrs • 11 CDs • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 11/21/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 11/21/17 9781681688916
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A New York Times bestseller

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

Gold Dust Woman gives “the gold standard of rock biographers” (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, including:

  • 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; and
  • The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.

Review Quotes

“All you ever wanted to know about Fleetwood Mac’s mesmerizing frontwoman.”


“Davis is astute and respectful…adept in his literary analysis.”

New York Times Book Review

“An intimate and refreshing look at both Stevie Nicks’ career and personal life.”


“Offers a captivating portrait of the singer whose songwriting and stage presence gave the faltering British blues band a boost in the mid-1970s…Davis’ candid, energetic book reveals the life of the woman who’s arguably one of rock’s greatest singer-songwriters.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“When Mick Fleetwood came looking for a replacement lead guitarist, the engineer suggested Buckingham. He brought along Nicks, and with the new additions, Fleetwood Mac went from being reliable second-stringers to the hottest group on the planet. Davis gives readers a look into recording sessions and concert tours, playing up the personality clashes and shifting romantic entanglements that made up the mystique of Fleetwood Mac in its heyday…An entertaining rock biography.”

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