STEVIE NICKS: Iconic Speech for Icon Award
Stevie Nicks accepted her Icon Award at last night’s (Tuesday’s) BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills with a 35 minute spoken and sung speech. It followed the course of her life from the first time she tried to write a song at age six, through joining, leaving and rejoining Fleetwood Mac, up to the present. Among its many topics: the bad effects of drugs and of stealing other people’s husbands.
The performance rights society’s annual event honors its top writers of the past year, in front of an audience of mainly artists, songwriters and music publishers. Nicks took the stage and prepared them all for what was to come: “This is going to take a minute, so you might as well get comfortable…I expect for you to not leave, because I’ve spent two nights crying over this entire thing.”