Stevie shares white winged dove story, inspired by special visitor

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Stevie kept her promise to stay in touch during the pandemic, sharing a great story on her social media sites about the white winged dove that inspired her 1981 rock opus, “Edge of Seventeen.” Most surprising was her admission that she had never actually heard the dove sing until recently.

Read Stevie’s full post below.

In 1980 I was flying home from Phoenix Arizona and I was handed a menu that said, “The white wing dove sings a song that sounds like she’s singing ooh, ooh, ooh. She makes her home here in the great Saguaro cactus that provides shelter and protection for her…”

As you well know, I was very taken with that whole picture and went on to write “Edge of Seventeen.” But over the last 40 years I can honestly say, I have never heard a dove sing~ until now. Several days ago, outside my room, I started to hear the sound of a bird singing the same thing over and over. One little Ahhh~ and then three OOH’s~ over and over again. I thought it was an owl, but a friend said, “No, that’s a dove!” I started to cry. This dove had come here to watch over me.

So we filmed her singing her song and I am sending her out to you.

With love,
Stevie Nicks

p.s. She has been here for days. I think she’s here for good.

In 1980 I was flying home from Phoenix Arizona and I was handed a menu that said, “The white wing dove sings a song that…

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In 1980 I was flying home from Phoenix Arizona and I was handed a menu that said, “The white wing dove sings a song that sounds like she’s singing ooh, ooh, ooh. She makes her home here in the great Saguaro cactus that provides shelter and protection for her…” As you well know, I was very taken with that whole picture and went on to write “Edge of Seventeen.” But over the last 40 years I can honestly say, I have never heard a dove sing~ until now. Several days ago, outside my room, I started to hear the sound of a bird singing the same thing over and over. One little Ahhh~ and then three OOH’s~ over and over again. I thought it was an owl, but a friend said, “No, that’s a dove!” I started to cry. This dove had come here to watch over me. So we filmed her singing her song and I am sending her out to you. With love, Stevie Nicks p.s. She has been here for days. I think she’s here for good.

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Today in Stevie History

Album
1982

Fleetwood Mac Mirage cover 1982

On June 18, 1982, Fleetwood Mac released their 13th studio album Mirage. The Billboard No. 1 album contained the hit singles "Hold Me," "Gypsy," and "Love in Store." 

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Fleetwood Mac, Dreams, single

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