Stunning Photos of Stevie Nicks in New Haven, October 1975

Photographer Fin Costello was born in Glenamaddy in Galway, Ireland and grew-up in Cork by St Lukes. He emigrated to London when he was 19 years old, and took up a trade as a sailmaker. In 1966 he began photography as a hobby and discovered he had an aptitude for it, initially beginning working for magazines as a sports photographer, but soon moved onto working with bands.

In 1971 Fin got his big break when a friend asked him to photograph some bands at a gig. The venue was a place called the Roundhouse, where many established and upcoming bands would play. The gig started at 12 noon and continue on through to 12 that night, with band after band getting up on stage to play a few songs. One of the bands he photographed was called Argent, who were about to have a hit with the song “Hold Your Head Up”, Fin’s photos were used on the album’s artwork and within a month he was taking photos for the likes of Uriah Heep, Humble Pie and Deep Purple.

In a career spanning 40 years he has worked with some of the most influential names in the music business, including Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, The Police, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Kiss, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

Stephanie Lynn Nicks (born May 26, 1948)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and producer known for her work with the band Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist.

After starting her career as a duo with her then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham, releasing the album Buckingham Nicks to little success, Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, helping the band to become one of the best-selling music acts of all time with over 120 million records sold worldwide. Rumours, the band’s second album with Nicks, became one of the best-selling albums of all time, being certified 20× platinum in the US. In 1981, while remaining a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks began her solo career, releasing the studio album Bella Donna, which topped the Billboard 200 and has reached multiplatinum status. She has released eight studio solo albums and seven studio albums with Fleetwood Mac, selling a certified total of 65 million copies in the US alone.

After the release of her first solo album, Rolling Stone named her the “Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll”. Nicks was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time and one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone. Her Fleetwood Mac songs “Landslide” and “Dreams”, with the latter being the band’s only number one hit in the US, together with her solo hit “Edge of Seventeen”, have been included in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. She is the first woman to have been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and as a solo artist in 2019. She has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations and two American Music Award nominations as a solo artist. She has won numerous awards with Fleetwood Mac, including a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978 for Rumours. The 1975 album Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Bella Donna have been included in the “Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Albums” chart by Billboard. Furthermore, Rumours was rated the seventh-greatest album of all time in Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, as well as the fourth-greatest album by female acts. (Stevie Nicks Bio via Wikipedia)

These wonderful photos of Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac were taken by Fin Costello in New Haven in October 1975.


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