Already a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as part of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks was inducted as a solo act as part of the Class of 2019 on Friday (March 29) at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Rock's premier bohemian chanteuse opened the show with the pounding 1983 hit "Stand Back" from her second solo effort The Wild Heart.
“This is the original cape from ‘Stand Back,’” Nicks pointed out to the crowd. “My frugal mother would’ve appreciated that.” Well, at least eventually. “If she found out how much it cost in 1983 ($3,000), she would’ve grounded me, even though I was too old to ground.”
Next up she hit “Leather and Lace,” her Don Henley duet from her solo debut Bella Donna, and naturally, Henley came out to trade vocals on the classic. Her following song saw another surprise guest -- Harry Styles, whom she described as a friend she's become "quite close with" recently. Guitar in hand, Styles filled in for the late Tom Petty on the smash duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," keeping true to the original without resorting to a karaoke-esque imitation. Looking dapper in a sharp blue suit, he seemed totally comfortable sharing the stage with one of rock's greatest legends.
Naturally, she closed with "Edge of Seventeen," one of the greatest, most unforgettable rock songs of the era.