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Who was Derek Taylor?

Derek Taylor (May 7, 1932 – September 8, 1997) was the road manager of The Beatles. Stevie and Derek had a late 1970’s affair, which was the subject of the song “Beautiful Child” from Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk. “[Derek] used to read poetry out loud to me in his beautiful English voice, and I would sit at his feet, just mesmerized, and he would say, ‘You are a beautiful child,’ and I’d say, ‘I’m not a child anymore.’ He was married, so we stopped, because it was going to hurt a lot of people. The song is like a straight retelling of the last night of that relationship. Every time I sing it I’m transported back to the Beverly Hills Hotel and walking across the grounds to get a cab after saying goodbye” (Nicks, 2015).


Nicks, S. (2015). Beautiful child. Tusk deluxe edition [liner notes].



Stevie Nicks

European Tour

JUL 24, 2024
Ovo Hydro
Glasgow, Scotland

SEP 24
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI

SEP 28
Hersheypark Stadium
Philadelphia, PA