The McGuire Sisters
The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. They consisted of Christine McGuire (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy McGuire (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931).
They were born and grew up in Middletown, Ohio, where their mother was an ordained minister and let them sing in the church as young girls. They sang at weddings, funerals, and church revivals. When they started in 1935, Phyllis was only four years old. Eventually, they sang on other occasions than church-related ones; by 1949, they were singing at military bases and veterans' hospitals. They incorporated a more diverse repertoire for these, extending themselves to more than the hymns they had sung at church.
In 1952, they appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, and as a result, Godfrey hired them for his other shows, where they remained for seven years. They performed for five Presidents of the United States (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush), and for Queen Elizabeth II, as well as appearing on many top television shows. The Coca-Cola company signed them to a contract with the highest fee in advertising history up to that date.
In 1968, they retired from public performance. Phyllis went to a solo act; Dorothy and Christine became totally devoted to their families. Seventeen years later, however, they joined as an act again in response to fans' entreaties.
In 1994, they were inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2001, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They have also been inducted into the Coca-Cola Hall of Fame and the Headliners' Hall of Fame.
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In 2001, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They have also been inducted into the Coca-Cola Hall of Fame and the Headliners' Hall of Fame. An interview about her role in the song and video is featured in the corresponding Making the Video documentary. In 1994, they were inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Nicks played the guitar part for the Destiny's Child song Bootyliciousas well as appearing in the video. Seventeen years later, however, they joined as an act again in response to fans' entreaties. The extravaganza even inspired a 2004 film, Gypsy 83 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?tag=mothernyccom&path=ASIN%2FB0002WZT8Y%2Fmothernyccom%3Fdev-t%3Dmason-wrapper%2526camp%3D2025%2526link_code%3Dxm2), about two fans who drive all the way from Ohio to perform in the show. Phyllis went to a solo act; Dorothy and Christine became totally devoted to their families. A New York City campy tribute/concert/festival in honor of Nicks, called Night of 1,000 Stevies (http://www.mothernyc.com/stevie/), began in 1991 and has grown larger each year.
In 1968, they retired from public performance. While she has a love for the gothic and has no problem with any of these beliefs, she has never been associated with Wicca nor has she ever called herself a witch. The Coca-Cola company signed them to a contract with the highest fee in advertising history up to that date. One of the more persistent rumors which has trailed Nicks through the years is that she is a witch and is heavily involved in Wicca. Bush), and for Queen Elizabeth II, as well as appearing on many top television shows. Stevie Nicks was ranked # 14 on VH1's list of most influential female artists in music history. W. Stevie was also the basis for the character Jynx on the popular children's TV series Pokémon.
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They sang at weddings, funerals, and church revivals. While she has had well-publicized affairs with men ranging from Buckingham to Mick Fleetwood to the late Warren Zevon to The Eagles member Don Henley (who outraged Stevie in the early 90's when he claimed in a magazine interview that she had aborted his child), Nicks has only married once, to Kim Anderson. They were born and grew up in Middletown, Ohio, where their mother was an ordained minister and let them sing in the church as young girls. Stevie currently resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. They consisted of Christine McGuire (born July 30, 1926), Dorothy McGuire (born February 13, 1928), and Phyllis McGuire (born February 14, 1931). She has also made appearances on a number of soundtracks, ranging from 1980 (the cult cartoon Heavy Metal) to 2003 (the hit Jack Black comedy School of Rock). The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. She recorded a duet with Chris Isaak on his 2004 Christmas album.
Cincinnati Enquirer article on the sisters' home (http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2003/07/27/loc_mcguires27.html). She has done duets or guest vocals for several of their albums and they've returned the favor. McGuire Sisters' page on the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (http://www.vghf.com/Inductees/mcguire_sisters.htm) site. Such notables as Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, Michelle Branch, and Courtney Love have praised her work, and vice/versa. McGuire Sisters' page on the Primarily A Cappella (http://www.singers.com/jazz/vintage/mcguire.html) site. One of the reasons for Nicks' continued career is the devotion she inspires in her fans. McGuire Sisters' page on the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame (http://www.infoage.org/NBHF-mcguire-sisters.html) site. Their tour of America, Europe and Australia ended in September 2004.
Say You Will was released in 2003, to respectable sales and generally positive reviews. This was followed by another album with John McVie, Buckingham, and Fleetwood (Christine McVie had retired from the road and the group), their first original album in 16 years (The Dance had been a greatest hits package with a few new songs sprinkled in for flavor). In 2002 she sang a spirited version of Elvis Presley's classic song "Won't You Wear My Ring Around Your Neck?" on VH1's Diva's Live tribute to Presley. She released another greatest hits package and then a solo album and tour in 2001, Trouble in Shangri-La, which placed high on the charts.
In 1998 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed together a final time. This album, The Dance, rocketed to #1 on the charts and Stevie's single "Silver Spring" (which had been originally planned for Rumours but shelved, much to Stevie's regret) also did well, as did the concert tour. She entered seclusion for a number of years, beat her sedative addiction, and lost weight. She returned to the spotlight in 1997 when plans to help Mick Fleetwood with a solo album turned into one final album with the Rumours era group -- including Lindsey Buckingham. One of her rare public appearances around this time was performing Don't Stop at the 1993 Inaugural Gala for President Bill Clinton.
Stevie was crushed by the weak numbers and by the vicious attacks from critics because of her weight gain. Sales were not as strong as expected, a pattern which continued for her 1991 "greatest hits" album and culminated in the outright flop of her 1994 album Street Angel. In 1989 Nicks also released her latest solo album, The Other Side of the Mirror. After the tour, Nicks left the group.
The album received damp reviews and had only one semi-successful single (from Christine McVie). Nicks stayed with the group through 1990, when they recorded Behind the Mask. Since Nicks only listened to the song a small number of times, the lines "all the way down you held the line" was misheard by Nicks as "all the way down to Emmeline" Fleetwood Mac had always had high personality conflicts, but the tension between Buckingham and Nicks had grown unbearable -- Buckingham quit the group right before their Tango in the Night tour. Sandy Stewart wrote the song "Seven Wonders".
Titled Tango in the Night Nicks' song "Seven Wonders" was one of the album's biggest hits. Her next album was with Fleetwood Mac. Later, Nicks was advised to take a sedative to counteract her anxiety after ceasing her use of cocaine which lead to another addiction battle in which she overcame along with her sixty cigarette per day habit. Nicks was treated for an addiction to cocaine at the Betty Ford clinic.
For the next couple of years Nicks withdrew from performing and during her hiatus was treated for drug addiction. In 1985 she released the album "Rock A Little" scoring more hit singles with "Talk To Me" and "I Can't Wait". Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac for their 1982 album "Mirage" and contributed the hit "Gypsy", and released a second solo album titled "The Wild Heart" in 1983, which featured the Prince inspired track "Stand Back", and "If Anyone Falls". Billboard Album charts and as of 1990 is certified quadruple (4x) platinum.
3 on the U.S. Bella Donna reached No. Other singles included "Leather and Lace" with Don Henley and "Edge of Seventeen". Its lead single "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" was a collaboration with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and it reached number three on the US charts.
Nicks recorded her first solo album Bella Donna in 1981. Around this time Stevie also had a hit single with Kenny Loggins on "Whenever I Call You Friend". Rumors have swirled for years that "Sara" was actually a reference to an aborted child -- rumors that Nicks has repeatedly denied. Nicks' song "Sara" written for the girlfriend of band member Mick Fleetwood was a hit single.
With several Nicks songs such as "Gold Dust Woman" it also contained Fleetwood Mac's only United States number one single, "Dreams" which was written by Nicks and featured her on lead vocals. The band's next album Tusk was more experimental in sound and while successful alienated some of its fans. The album was a considerable success, and its follow-up Rumours released in 1977 became one of the all time best selling albums. Nicks contributed songs such as "Rhiannon" and "Landslide", originally written for the second Buckingham Nicks album. They invited the duo to join them, and the new ensemble released the album Fleetwood Mac in 1975.
Stevie was reduced to cleaning houses at the time that Fleetwood Mac stumbled onto the duo. While not a commercial success it caught the attention of Fleetwood Mac band members who were attempting to broaden their appeal. After the band parted, Nicks and Buckingham remained as a duo releasing the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973. They were the opening act for, among others, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Nicks met her future partner Lindsey Buckingham while in high school and along with two others formed a band called Fritz which became popular as a live act from 1968 until 1972. Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac.