WCSX Classic Cuts
Fleetwood Mac: “Gold Dust Woman”
The Hook: Mick Fleetwood thinks it’s a total reflection of its writer.
Writer: Stevie Nicks
Stats: A bit long for a single, it was the B-side of “You Make Loving Fun,” which peaked at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: When Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood thinks of “Gold Dust Woman,” from Rumours, he thinks of its writer, Stevie Nicks.
Mick Fleetwood on “Gold Dust Woman” and it’s writer, Stevie Nicks. OC:…and poetry. :27
“It is so her, everything about it: the theater in it; the way it paints a picture, if you like; the mystery – everything that Stevie is to a lot of people. And yet there’s always that other side of Stevie that a lot of people don’t realize — that she’s a real homebody. She has a very normal side – and I’m not saying the other side is abnormal – but the mystique she loves, ‘cause she loves theater and poetry.”