“L.A. was this big, scary place,” says Nicks of Lady, a tune she wrote at 23, when she was on the verge of stardom with supergroup Fleetwood Mac and in a tempestuous long-term relationship with bandmate Lindsey Buckingham, whom she met while a teen at Menlo-Atherton High School in California’s Bay.

“He felt that we might survive the music business but we might not survive L.A. We didn’t. He has always felt that Fleetwood Mac broke us up.”

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