I have never been a huge fan of rock legend Stevie Nicks, or the mega-band that made her a superstar, Fleetwood Mac. But her voice and music are part of the soundtrack of my life and many of her songs have become indelible markers of time and place. And, like most talented people who have led celebrated lives, there is an interesting story to tell. So with that, I jumped into Gold Dust Woman – The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis – a full-fledged old school rock biography of one our generation’s most successful singers – and it is fabulous.

About Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis:

“Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she’s one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who’s a real rock ‘n’ roller. Gold Dust Woman gives ‘the gold standard of rock biographers’ (The 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.”

Not a tell-all or gossipy biography, Gold Dust tells the personal story and history history of the time that is fascinating for both fans and non-fans alike – just the story of a talented girl who rode the turbulent wave to pop culture icon.

Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis is available from Amazon and fine booksellers everywhere.