The song built to a climax in which Nicks' vocals were so impassioned that Mick Fleetwood declared, "her 'Rhiannon' in those days was like an exorcism." Among Nicks's contributions to Rumours was "Dreams", which became the band's only Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit single to date.Nicks had also written and recorded the song "Silver Springs", but it was ultimately not included on the album because the early versions of the song ran too long, the album was getting to be longer than the producer's target of 22 minutes per side, and the band was also concerned that the album had too many slow songs.It meant the whole world could tumble around us and the landslide would bring you down."...and my dad, my dad did have something to do with it, but he absolutely thinks that he was the whole complete reason it was ever written.
Nicks was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jess Nicks (July 2, 1925 – August 10, 2005), former president of Greyhound's Armour-Dial, and Barbara Nicks (November 12, 1927 – December 29, 2011), a homemaker. 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 first rehearsals confirmed this feeling, with the harmonies of the newcomers adding a pop accessibility to the hard rock.Despite this development, the duo of Buckingham Nicks was called to perform three sold-out dates in Birmingham, Alabama – the one area in which their album had seen success.During her solo career, she has had a close working relationship with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.They served as a backing band for several tracks on each of her solo albums, and the two have toured and performed together frequently over the past three decades.Her influence in music and musical performance is acknowledged widely, and as such, is recognized as one of music's top 55 "Greatest Songwriters of All Time", and with Fleetwood Mac is Grammy Award winning, as well as gaining a further five Grammy Award nominations.Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 along with her boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham.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 then secured a deal with Polydor Records, which used tracks from their demo tapes to release the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973.I guess it was about September 1974, I was home at my dad and mom's house in Phoenix, and my father said, 'You know, I think that maybe...Lindsey and I went up to Aspen, and we went to somebody's incredible house, and they had a piano, and I had my guitar with me, and I went into their living room, looking out over the incredible, like, Aspen sky way, and I wrote "Landslide" Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in January 1975, six weeks after Keith Olsen played their track "Frozen Love" for drummer Mick Fleetwood, who had come to Sound City in California, in search of a studio to record Fleetwood Mac's next album.