Stevie Nicks at home near Malibu, circa 1980
Julie (a staff writer), a staff photographer, and I headed down from San Jose State to see Stevie Nicks at her home along the beach for an interview that would appear in The Spartan Daily, SJSU’s daily newspaper. Nicks had attended the university, and Julie’s assignment was to interview someone famous who’d gone there. We were huge fans of Nicks already, and she graciously answered Julie’s letter and agreed to see us one morning. She played an early version of her song Gypsy on a tape deck before she sat down for the interview and asked us how we liked it. Wow! I listened and watched mostly while Julie asked the questions and the photographer snapped photos, though I took a few shots of Nicks with an old Pentax 35 mm camera. I pulled an envelope out of the garage the other day, looked at this 8 X 10 inside and thought, Nicks is so beautiful, and remembered when a famous rock star agreed to see three kids from San Jose State one morning a long time ago.