Stephanie Lynn Nicks is an American singer and songwriter. Nicks is best known for her work as a songwriter and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac, for her chart-topping solo career, she is known for her distinctive voice, mystical stage persona, poetic, symbolic lyrics. Collectively, her work both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist has produced over forty top-50 hits and sold over 140 million records, making her one of the best-selling music acts of all time with Fleetwood Mac. Nicks has been named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time, as one of the world's top "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone, she is the only woman to have been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and as a solo artist in 2019. She has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and two American Music Award nominations as a solo artist, she has won numerous awards with Fleetwood Mac, including a Grammy Award and five Grammy Award nominations.
Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac's second album after the incorporation of Nicks and Buckingham, was the best-selling album of the year of its release and to date has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth biggest-selling studio album of all time; the album remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks and reached number one in various countries worldwide. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, it produced four U. S. top-10 singles, with Nicks's "Dreams" being the band's first and only U. S. number-one hit. In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard album charts and has reached multiplatinum status, she has released a total of eight solo studio albums to date, with her most recent, titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, released in October 2014. Stephanie "Stevie" Nicks was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess Nicks, former president of Greyhound's Armour-Dial, Barbara Nicks, a homemaker.
Nicks is of German and Irish ancestry. Nicks's grandfather, Aaron Jess "A. J." Nicks, Sr. a struggling country music singer, taught Nicks to sing duets with him by the time she was four years old. Nicks's mother was so protective that she kept her at home "more than most people" and during that time fostered in her daughter a love of fairy tales; the infant Stephanie could pronounce her own name only as "tee-dee", which led to her nickname of "Stevie". Her father's frequent relocation as a food business executive had the family living in Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco during Nicks's youth. With the Goya guitar that she received for her 16th birthday, Nicks wrote her first song, "I've Loved and I've Lost, I'm Sad But Not Blue", she spent her adolescence playing records and lived in her "own little musical world". While attending Arcadia High School in Arcadia, she joined her first band, the Changing Times, a folk rock group focused on vocal harmonies. Nicks met her future musical and romantic partner, Lindsey Buckingham, during her senior year at Menlo-Atherton High School.
When she saw Buckingham playing "California Dreamin'" at Young Life club, she joined him in harmony. She recalled, "I thought he was a darling." Buckingham was in a psychedelic rock band, but two of its musicians were leaving for college. He asked Nicks in mid-1967 to replace guitarist Jody Moreing. For the next three years, Fritz was composed of Nicks on lead vocals, Buckingham on bass and vocals, Brian Kane on lead guitar, Javier Pacheco on keyboards, Bob Aguirre on drums. Pacheco was the main songwriter, with a psychedelic bent, but Nicks's compositions brought a country rock flair. Fritz became popular as a live act when it opened for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin from 1968 until 1970. Nicks credits the acts as having inspired her stage performance. Both Nicks and Buckingham attended San Jose State University, where Nicks majored in speech communication and planned to become an English teacher. Nicks dropped out of college the semester before graduation. After Fritz disbanded in 1972, Nicks and Buckingham continued to write as a duo, recording demo tapes at night in Daly City on a one-inch, four-track Ampex tape machine Buckingham kept at the coffee-roasting plant belonging to his father, Morris.
They secured a deal with Polydor Records, released the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973. The album was not a commercial success, despite the live shows that Nicks and Buckingham performed together to support it, Polydor dropped the pair. To support herself and Buckingham, who wrote music while recovering from mononucleosis, Nicks worked a variety of jobs, including waiting and a stint cleaning producer Keith Olsen's house, where Nicks and Buckingham lived for a time before moving in with Richard Dashut. Nicks says. "We were told that it was recreational and that it was not dangerous," Nicks told Chris Isaak in 2009. Nicks and Buckingham moved in with Dashut in 1972. While there, Buckingham landed a guitar-playing gig with the Everly Brothers and toured with them while Nicks stayed behind working on songs. During this time, Nicks wrote "Rhiannon" after seeing the name in the novel Triad by Mary Leader, she wrote "Landslide", inspired by the scenery of Aspen and her inner turmoil over her decision to pursue music and her relationship with Buckingham.
In late 1974, Keith Olsen played the Buckingham Nicks track "Frozen Love" for drummer Mick Fleet
David Jack Peverett known as Lonesome Dave, was an English singer and musician, best known as the original lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Foghat, which he founded following his tenure in Savoy Brown. Peverett was an avid fan of the blues and of blues-based rock and roll, mastered these forms while performing. In the formative pre-Beatles early 1960s, he was the vocalist and lead guitarist of The Nocturnes, which included his brother John Peverett on drums, Keith Sutton on rhythm guitar, Brixton neighbour Al "Boots" Collins on tenor sax; the Nocturnes achieved London popularity as a pub and club band and provided backing for other performers at a recording studio in Soho. After a brief tour with Swiss blues band Les Questions, Dave joined Savoy Brown as a rhythm guitarist taking over as lead singer. After five albums with Savoy Brown he decided to pursue his own path along with drummer Roger Earl and took bassist Tony Stevens with them; the new project took form with the addition of lead guitarist Rod Price in 1971.
Peverett decided to call the new band Foghat. He used his new word to create Junior Foghat, an imaginary childhood playmate who became an alter ego and therefore the genesis of the "Lonesome Dave" persona that he was to employ as a performer. Foghat soon recorded their first, self-titled album for Bearsville Records, with Todd Rundgren and Dave Edmunds each producing tracks. With the success of an early single, a cover version of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You", their debut release soon went gold; this would be the first of many platinum albums for Peverett. In 1974, Foghat released two gold albums and Rock and Roll Outlaws, their first platinum album, Fool for the City, was released in 1975, producing three hit singles: the title track, "My Babe", "Slow Ride". Fool for the City featured Nick Jameson on bass. Jameson toured with Foghat in support of the album. In 1976, with the addition of bassist Craig MacGregor, they began touring larger venues, recorded another gold album, Night Shift, followed by the successful 1977 live album Foghat Live album.
Their next album, Stone Blue, was again certified gold. At the encouragement of Rick Rubin, Peverett reunited with the original Foghat line-up in 1993, beginning the first of several tours, he continued to write and record songs not only for Foghat, but for a wide variety of projects, until his death from kidney cancer in February 2000. He embarked on what would become his final tour after receiving months of intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Peverett died in an Orlando, Florida hospital on 7 February 2000 as the result of complications from cancer; the following December, Dave's wife Linda died. Getting to the Point Blue Matter A Step Further Raw Sienna Looking In The World of Rock And Roll issued on Decca PA-43. Personnel: Lonesome Dave-guitar/vocal, Tone Stevens-bass, Roger Earl-drums, Bob Hall-piano. Foghat Foghat Energized Rock and Roll Outlaws Fool for the City Night Shift Foghat Live Stone Blue Boogie Motel Tight Shoes Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce In the Mood for Something Rude Zig-Zag Walk Return of the Boogie Men Road Cases Decades Live Dave Peverett at Find a Grave Lonesome Dave Peverett grave - YouTube
John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker was an American blues singer and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues. Hooker incorporated other elements, including talking blues and early North Mississippi Hill country blues, he developed his own driving-rhythm boogie style, distinct from the 1930s–1940s piano-derived boogie-woogie. Some of his best known songs include "Boogie Chillen'", "Crawling King Snake", "Dimples", "Boom Boom", "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer". Several of his albums, including The Healer, Mr. Lucky, Chill Out, Don't Look Back, were album chart successes in the U. S. and U. K; the Healer and Chill Out both earned him Grammy wins as well as Don't Look Back, which went on to earn him a double-Grammy win for Best Traditional Blues Recording and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Hooker's date of birth is a subject of debate. Most sources give 1917, though at times Hooker stated he was born in 1920. Information in the 1920 and 1930 censuses indicates that he was born in 1912.
In 2017, a series of events took place to celebrate the purported centenary of his birth. In the 1920 federal census, John Hooker is seven years old and one of nine children living with William and Minnie Hooker in Tutwiler Mississippi, it is believed that he was born in Tutwiler, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County, although some sources say his birthplace was near Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. He was the youngest of the 11 children of William Hooker, a sharecropper and Baptist preacher, Minnie Ramsey. In the 1920 federal census and Minnie were recorded as being 48 and 39 years old which implies that Minnie was born about 1880, not 1875, she was said to have been a "decade or so younger" than her husband, which gives additional credibility to this census record as evidence of Hooker's origins. The Hooker children were homeschooled, they were permitted to listen only to religious songs. In 1921, their parents separated; the next year, their mother married William Moore, a blues singer, who provided John Lee with an introduction to the guitar.
Moore was his first significant blues influence. He was a local blues guitarist who, in Shreveport, learned to play a droning, one-chord blues, strikingly different from the Delta blues of the time. Another influence was Tony Hollins, who dated Hooker's sister Alice, helped teach Hooker to play, gave him his first guitar. For the rest of his life, Hooker regarded Hollins as a formative influence on his style of playing and his career as a musician. Among the songs that Hollins reputedly taught Hooker were versions of "Crawlin' King Snake" and "Catfish Blues". At the age of 14, Hooker ran away from home never seeing his mother or stepfather again. In the mid-1930s, he lived in Memphis, where he performed on Beale Street, at the New Daisy Theatre and at house parties, he worked in factories in various cities during World War II getting a job with the Ford Motor Company in Detroit in 1943. He frequented the blues clubs and bars on Hastings Street, the heart of the black entertainment district, on Detroit's east side.
In a city noted for its pianists, guitar players were scarce. Hooker's popularity grew as he performed in Detroit clubs, seeking an instrument louder than his acoustic guitar, he bought his first electric guitar. Hooker was working as janitor in a Detroit steel mill when his recording career began in 1948, when Modern Records, based in Los Angeles, released a demo he had recorded for Bernie Besman in Detroit; the single, "Boogie Chillen'", became a hit and the best-selling race record of 1949. Despite being illiterate, Hooker was a prolific lyricist. In addition to adapting traditional blues lyrics, he composed original songs. In the 1950s, like many black musicians, Hooker earned little from record sales, so he recorded variations of his songs for different studios for an up-front fee. To evade his recording contract, he used various pseudonyms, including John Lee Booker, Johnny Lee, John Lee, John Lee Cooker, Texas Slim, Delta John, Birmingham Sam and his Magic Guitar, Johnny Williams, the Boogie Man.
His early solo songs were recorded by Bernie Besman. Hooker played with a standard beat, but instead he changed tempo to fit the needs of the song; this made it difficult to use backing musicians, who were not accustomed to Hooker's musical vagaries. As a result, Besman recorded Hooker playing guitar and stomping on a wooden pallet in time with the music. For much of this period he toured with Eddie Kirkland. In Hooker's sessions for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, studio musicians accompanied him on most of his recordings, including Eddie Taylor, who could handle his musical idiosyncrasies. "Boom Boom" and "Dimples", two popular songs by Hooker, were released by Vee-Jay. Beginning in 1962, Hooker gained greater exposure when he toured Europe in the annual American Folk Blues Festival, his "Dimples" became a successful single on the UK Singles Charts in 1964, eight years after its first US release. Hooker began to record with rock musicians. One of his earliest collaborations was with British blues rock band the Groundhogs.
In 1970, he recor
Faces were an English rock band formed in 1969 by members of Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left that group to form Humble Pie. The remaining Small Faces—Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones —were joined by Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart, both from the Jeff Beck Group, the new line-up was renamed Faces; the first collaboration among the future Faces was in a formation called Quiet Melon, which featured Wood's older brother Art Wood and Kim Gardner. That summer Wood and Stewart parted ways with Beck and joined Lane, McLagan and Jones full-time. Prior to any releases by the new Faces lineup, Wood and McLagan appeared on Stewart's first solo album in 1969, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down; the rest of the backing band on the album included drummer Micky Waller, keyboardist Keith Emerson and guitarists Martin Pugh and Martin Quittenton. With the addition of Wood and Stewart, the "small" part of the original band name was dropped because the two newcomers were taller than the three former Small Faces.
Hoping to capitalise on the Small Faces' earlier success, record company executives wanted the band to keep their old name. As a compromise, in the US their debut album was credited to the Small Faces, while subsequent albums appeared under their new name; the group toured Britain and the United States from 1970 to 1975, were among the top-grossing live acts in that period. They toured the United States and Canada in 1975. Among their most successful songs were "Had Me a Real Good Time", their breakthrough UK hit "Stay with Me", "Cindy Incidentally" and "Pool Hall Richard"; as Rod Stewart's solo career became more successful than that of the group, the band became overshadowed by their lead singer. A disillusioned Ronnie Lane left the band in 1973. Lane's role as bassist was taken over by Tetsu Yamauchi. Released just months before Lane left the Faces' final studio album was Ooh La La.. The following year a live album was released, entitled Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners, it featured selections from the first featuring Yamauchi.
They recorded a few tracks for another studio album, but had lost enthusiasm and their final release as a group was the late 1974 UK Top 20 hit "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything". In 1975 Wood began working with the Rolling Stones, which brought differences between Stewart and the others to a head, after a troubled fall US tour, in December the band announced that they were splitting; the members have had varied post-band careers. Wood joined the Rolling Stones as a full member, Lane formed Slim Chance and had a modest solo career that ended prematurely when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he worked on an album with Who guitarist Pete Townshend, Rough Mix. Jones joined the after the death of Keith Moon. McLagan moved to the United States, where he formed the Bump Band. Tetsu Yamauchi returned to his native Japan, where he recorded and toured as a jazz musician and Stewart's solo career was successful. There was a Small Faces reunion in the late 1970s that resulted in two albums.
The Faces reformed for the encore of Rod Stewart's Wembley Stadium concert in 1986. Ronnie Lane, by suffering from multiple sclerosis, was on stage to sing in his wheelchair, but was unable to play bass; the same line-up reunited once more in 1993 when Rod Stewart was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the Brit Awards. Ronnie Lane made his final concert appearance in 1992 at a Ronnie Wood show with Ian McLagan on keyboards. In 2004 a 4-disc Faces box set entitled Five Guys Walk into a Bar... was released by Rhino Records, featuring many of the band's most popular tracks as well as several unreleased songs. Drummer Kenney Jones formed a group called the Jones Gang, together with singer Robert Hart, Patrick Walford and bassist Rick Wills. During 2004 and early 2005 the surviving Faces had several near-reunions, none of which featured more than three members at the same time: In May 2004 Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood joined Ian McLagan on stage at his concert at The Mean Fiddler in London.
In August 2004 Wood and McLagan joined Stewart at the Hollywood Bowl. In March 2005 McLagan joined Ronnie Wood's
Blue Matter (Savoy Brown album)
Blue Matter is the third album by the band Savoy Brown. Teaming up once again with producer Mike Vernon, it finds them experimenting more within the blues framework. Several tracks feature piano as well as trombone; this album featured a mix of live and studio recordings. The live tracks were recorded on December 6, 1968, at the now defunct City of Leicester College of Education because the band was scheduled to tour the US and needed additional tracks to complete the album in time for the tour; the booking at the college represented their only chance to record the extra tracks in a live venue before embarking on the tour. An offer to perform the concert free of charge was accepted by Chris Green, the college Social Secretary, who had made the original booking, the concert was duly recorded, a number of the live tracks being added to the album; because Chris Youlden was suffering from tonsillitis, Dave Peverett stood in as lead vocalist on the live tracks. The album track "Vicksburg Blues" had first appeared as the B-side of Decca single F 12797, fronted by "Walking by Myself".
Both Zigzag magazine and Rolling Stone magazine considered "Train to Nowhere" as the quintessential Savoy Brown song. "Train to Nowhere" – 4:12 "Tolling Bells" – 6:33 "She's Got a Ring in His Nose and a Ring on Her Hand" – 3:07 "Vicksburg Blues" – 4:00 "Don't Turn Me from Your Door" – 5:04 "Grits Ain't Groceries" – 2:42 "May Be Wrong" – 7:50 "Louisiana Blues" – 9:06 "It Hurts Me Too" – 6:53 Chris Youlden – Lead Vocal, Piano Kim Simmonds – Lead Guitar, Piano "Lonesome" Dave Peverett – Rhythm Guitar, plus lead vocal on live tracks 7, 8, 9 Tone Stevens – Bass Rivers Jobe – Bass Roger Earl – Drums, Percussion Bob Hall – Piano Terry Flannery, Keith Martin, Alan Moore, Brian Perrin, Derek Wadsworth – Trombones Mike Vernon – Percussion Track one arranged by Terry Noonan, Savoy Brown & Mike Vernon Produced by Mike Vernon Recorded & Engineered by Roy Thomas Baker Assistant Recording Engineers: Colin Freeman, Michael Mailes, John Punter, Mike Vernon David Anstey - cover design David Wedgbury - photography Savoy Brown's Homepage
Foghat is an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for the use of electric slide guitar in their music; the band has achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record, despite several line-up changes, continue to record and perform. The band featured Dave Peverett on guitar and vocals, Tony Stevens on bass and Roger Earl on drums, after all three musicians left Savoy Brown in 1971. Rod Price, on guitar/slide guitar, joined after he left Black Cat Bones in December 1970; the new line-up was named "Foghat" in January 1971. Their debut album, was produced by Dave Edmunds and featured a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You", which received considerable airplay on FM stations; the album included a remake of Savoy Brown's bluesy ode to the road "Leavin' Again", "Sarah Lee", a classic blues burner featuring Price's slide guitar solo. The band's second self-titled album was known as Rock and Roll for its cover photo of a rock and a bread roll, it went gold.
Energized came out, followed by Rock and Roll Outlaws and Fool for the City. In 1975, Stevens left the band due to their endless touring schedule and was temporarily replaced by producer Nick Jameson for the recording of Fool for the City. During the next year, Jameson was replaced by Craig MacGregor, the group released Night Shift, a live album and Stone Blue, each attaining gold status in record sales. Fool for the City spawned the hit single "Slow Ride", but the greatest sales figures were reached by Foghat Live, which went double platinum. More hits followed: "Drivin' Wheel", "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Stone Blue" and "Third Time Lucky". Price left the band in November 1980, unhappy with the group's still constant touring and the shift away from the hard boogie sound toward a more new wave-influenced pop direction. By February 1981, after months of auditions, he was replaced by Erik Cartwright. After 1978, Foghat's record sales began to slip, their last album for the Bearsville label, Zig-Zag Walk, only touched the charts at No. 192.
MacGregor quit in 1982 and Jameson returned to play on In the Mood for Something Rude and Zig Zag Walk before being replaced by Kenny Aaronson and Rob Alter. MacGregor returned in 1984; the band disbanded in 1984 after Peverett left and returned to England. Earl, along with MacGregor and Cartwright, reformed with a new singer/guitarist, Eric Burgeson, continued touring as Foghat into the early 1990s. MacGregor, Cartwright's brother Brett Cartwright and Jeff Howell alternated on bass during that period, while Phil Nudelman and Billy Davis took over from Burgeson. Dave Crigger joined on bass in 1991–1993. Peverett had returned to the United States by 1990 and formed his own version of the band, Lonesome Dave's Foghat, which featured Bryan Bassett, Stephen Dees and Eddie Zyne. Dees and Zyne had played among others. Former Molly Hatchet bassist Riff West replaced Dees in 1991, Price made several guest appearances. In 1993, the original line-up reunited at the urging of producer Rick Rubin. Although Rubin proved to be unavailable to produce their comeback project, the group went ahead and released a studio album titled Return of the Boogie Men and the Road Cases live album.
Their final album of the decade, King Biscuit Flower Hour, was released in May 1999 and consisted of live recordings from 1974 and 1976. After being back together for six years, the original line-up once again ended after Price decided to retire from touring for good. Bassett, from Lonesome Dave's Foghat, was brought in on guitar; the 2000s saw the deaths of founding members Price. Peverett died on 7 February 2000 from complications from kidney cancer at age 56. Charlie Huhn was brought in to replace him on lead vocals and guitar; this line-up of Earl, Stevens and Huhn recorded the album Family Joules. Price died on 22 March 2005 at age 57, due to a fall resulting from a heart attack; that year, original bassist Stevens left the band and was replaced by former bassist MacGregor. The 2010 version of Foghat consisted of Earl, MacGregor and Bassett. Former Rainbow and Black Sabbath drummer Bobby Rondinelli had temporarily replaced Earl for a summer 2010 concert, while Earl was recovering from surgery.
At another Foghat concert that summer, after Earl had returned to the band, bassist Jeff Howell temporarily replaced an ill MacGregor. Foghat's next album, Last Train Home, was the culmination of a dream shared by Peverett, it contained some of their favourite blues songs, three originals, two songs by special guest performer and longtime friend Eddie Kirkland, 86 years old at the time. He had played with Foghat as a guest in 1977 at Foghat's "Tribute to the Blues" show at New York City's Palladium, remained a good friend of the band until he was killed in a car accident on 27 February 2011. Performing on Last Train Home were Howell, Colin Earl and Lefty Lefkowitz. According to Earl, the album was "a testimony to Lonesome Dave. We always planned to do this. I am so fortunate to have partners in band members Charlie Huhn and B
A Step Further
A Step Further is the fourth album by the band Savoy Brown. It was released by Decca in the U. K. and by Parrot in the U. S. in August 1969. This is the last album recorded with long time pianist Bob Hall; the album track "Made Up My Mind" had first appeared as the B-side of the US single release on Parrot Records 45-40039, fronted by "Train to Nowhere", from their album Blue Matter. The track "Waiting in the Bamboo Grove" would be released as the B-side of the UK single release on Decca F 13019, of "A Hard Way To Go" from their album Raw Sienna. Side Two was recorded live at The Cooks Ferry Inn, London on Monday 12 May 1969. "Made Up My Mind" – 2:56 "Waiting in the Bamboo Grove" – 3:37 "Life's One Act Play" – 6:29 "I'm Tired" – 3:21 "Where Am I" – 1:51 "Savoy Brown Boogie" – 22:02,including: "Feel So Good" "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" "Little Queenie" "Purple Haze" "Hernando's Hideaway" Chris Youlden – vocals Kim Simmonds – guitar Lonesome Dave – guitar Roger Earl – drums Tony Stevens – bass Bob Hall – piano Mike Vernon – producer, liner notes Dave Grinsted – engineer Colin Freeman, John Punter, Mike Mailes – assistant engineers Terry Noonan – musical arrangements Terence Ibbott – photography Savoy Brown's Homepage