Sharon Celani is one of Stevie’s longtime backup vocalists.
In 1978, which vacationing in Maui, Stevie met Sharon at The Blue Max, a nightclub on historic Front Street in Lahaina. Sharon and her Top-40 music band invited Stevie onstage to perform with them. One of the first songs that they performed together was Warren Zevon’s “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” later covered and popularized by Linda Ronstadt and Teri Clark. Although Stevie didn’t know the words to the song, Sharon amusingly whispered them in Stevie’s ear as they sang together.
Sometime that evening, Stevie told Sharon about the new condo she had purchased at on the island, but it was missing a piano on which she could rehearse songs. The following day, Sharon arranged to borrow a piano from one of her musician friends and have it delivered to Stevie’s condo. Delighted by the gesture, Stevie invited Sharon over to the condo so that they could rehearse a song that Stevie had been working on called “Blue Water” and, more importantly, hear how their voices sounded together. Impressed with the results, Stevie asked Sharon if she would be interested in participating on the solo project that would become Bella Donna. Sharon graciously accepted Stevie’s offer and the rest, as they say, is history. Sharon has been recording and performing onstage with Stevie ever since.
Celani, S. (2021, Mar-30). Stevie Nicks changed my life! The Magic of Rock n Roll: Sharon Celani [interview]. ADIKA LIVE!
Celani, S. (2002, Jul-26). [Archive.org capture date] Vocalist: Sharon Celani. The Nick Fix.