The Time Jimi Hendrix Dedicated A Song To Stevie Nicks

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Jimi Hendrix once dedicated a song for Stevie Nicks in which she turned him as one of her major influences. 

It took place when Nicks was touring with Lindsey Buckingham with their band called Fritz in the late 60s’ – it all happened before they joined Fleetwood Mac to become the Buckingham Nicks duo. 

She told during an interview on a classic rock radio show:

“I was inspired by Jimi Hendrix from a rock standpoint because Lindsay and I got to open for him,” she said. “It was a big huge show in San Fransisco. There was like 20 bands on; there was you, there was 15 more bands and then there was Jimi Hendrix.”

“The perk that you get when you do that is that you get to be on the side of the stage when Jimi Hendrix goes on. And he actually dedicated a song to me. He looked over at me and said, ‘This is for you, babe.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re awesome! You are so awesomely cute and handsome and you play so amazing and thank you, Jimi!’”

When she interviewed in 2011, she recalled that she balanced out her influences between Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. She even opened for both artists after with the band Fritz. 

“[F]rom Janis I learned that to make it as a female musician in a man’s world is gonna be tough and you need to keep your head held high,” she said. “From Jimi, I learned grace and humility.”

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