Led Zeppelin Singer Robert Plant’s Wish About Stevie Nicks
The beginning of Stevie Nicks’ professional career as a musician can be considered forming a rock duo named Buckingham Nicks with her then-boyfriend and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. They shared their album of the same name on September 5, 1973, and it drew significant attention from critics and musicians. Considering the record’s quality and impressive performances, it was impossible to overlook Buckingham and Nicks’ potential.
One of them who set eyes on the duo was Fleetwood Mac co-founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood who needed a guitarist after losing some of his band members. Thus, Fleetwood invited Buckingham to become the band’s new guitar player, but Buckingham had one condition to accept his offer. The guitarist would agree to be part of Fleetwood Mac if the drummer wanted to hire Nicks along with him. As a result, Nick and Buckingham joined the band in the mid-70s.
Fleetwood Mac’s Success After Stevie Nicks And Lindsey Buckingham Joined
By adding two extraordinarily talented and creative musicians, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, to their lineup, Fleetwood Mac became more popular and successful than before, thanks to their hit records. Their tenth self-titled studio album became their first work together, released on July 11, 1975. It hit the charts by staying at number one for a very long time and sold millions of records worldwide.
Their subsequent work, ‘Rumours,’ followed the success and became one of the most known Fleetwood Mac albums with its well-crafted sounds and lyrics. Also, the record’s tracks such as ‘Go Your Own Way,’ ‘Dreams,’ ‘Don’t Stop,’ and ‘You Make Loving Fun’ received very positive reviews from critics and rock music lovers. However, the fans and critics weren’t the only ones that appreciated Fleetwood Mac since Robert Plant was also there to show his admiration.
Robert Plant Wanted To Collaborate With Stevie Nicks
Around the time when Fleetwood Mac dropped their famous record, ‘Rumours,’ Robert Plant joined an interview with Mark Ginsburg and revealed what he listened to back then. The reporter asked what he had listened to recently, and the Led Zeppelin legend named two bands. The first one was Los Angeles-based band Little Feat which lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne founded, and the second group was Fleetwood Mac.
Moreover, Plant went on to say that the little lady from the band should’ve performed in a Led Zeppelin album or single. The ‘little lady’ was Stevie Nicks, but Plant had trouble remembering her name. However, Plant’s dreams about collaboration between the band and the Fleetwood Mac singer didn’t come true. Even the possibility of it made many Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac fans excited and delighted at that time.
Here’s what the reporter asked:
“What music do you listen to at home when you listen to music?”
“Uh, I like Little Feat, Fleetwood Mac—obviously. That little lady ought to come and sing on one of our albums. If she were to come to sing on one of our albums, it would be… What’s her name?—Stevie.”
You can listen to the album below.