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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Fleetwood Mac perform on NBC's "Today" at the NBC's TODAY Show on October 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

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Fleetwood Mac: “Gold Dust Woman”

The Hook: Mick Fleetwood thinks it’s a total reflection of its writer.

Year: 1977

Album: Rumours

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.”

Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman

Track 11 from the album, "Rumours" (1977). Full "Rumours" album playlist (including select demos and studio outtakes - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWnVxuqvY7Ji7LxOEK8vTWqp9aZGBwJSh