Bring back some good or bad memories


February 17, 2024

Candid Photographs of Stevie Nicks Hanging Out With George Harrison in 1977

There are rumors that George Harrison had an affair with Stevie Nicks. That is not true and most likely started because George attended a party for the album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac in Acapulco, Mexico in 1977.

Though in the late 1970s, Fleetwood Mac’s most successful album Rumours had yet to be released, they were already a very successful band. As a result, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks had met a number of famous musicians, many of whom she’d admired for years. Like most people her age, Nicks was a fan of The Beatles, who broke up in 1970. And In 1977, around the same time Rumours came out, Nicks had the opportunity to spend time with one former Beatle in particular. That chance came in Acapulco, Mexico, at a Warner Bros. music industry convention.

Though this wasn’t the first or only time Stevie Nicks met a former member of the Fab Four, this person would go on to become her favorite Beatle of them all: George Harrison. Although Nicks said she can’t recall ever meeting Paul McCartney, she also hung out with drummer Ringo Starr on several occasions. And later, Nicks’ 1981 hit “Edge of Seventeen” would be written in part about the death of John Lennon at the hands of an assassin, Mark David Chapman, a year earlier. These encounters with former Beatles came and went for the Fleetwood Mac member, despite how important the iconic Liverpool band was to her. When Nicks met the “quiet Beatle,” though — as George Harrison is sometimes called — it was the start of a lifelong friendship for both musicians.

According to Stevie Nicks’ own words, George Harrison’s willingness to simply spend quality time with her bonded the two musicians together. Besides meeting in Mexico, they’d also spent some time together in Hawaii, but it was the time that Harrison and Nicks spent together in Acapulco that cemented their friendship. Both Nicks and Harrison liked to stay up late at night — Nicks famously went to bed in the wee hours of the morning, and Harrison liked to garden at midnight.

Being up together in the middle of the night created the opportunity for the two musicians to have meaningful conversations and to get to know one another. Referring to Harrison, Nicks said: “He was handsome, he was debonair, and he was funny.” All the Beatles, Nicks said, have, “that certain je nais se quois that’s just so attractive and easy to be with,” she added. But with Harrison, “You didn’t know him, then you’ve known him 15 minutes, and you feel like you’ve known him a long time,” Nicks said. 


Post a Comment



Browse by Decades

Popular Posts


09 10