I am sure that Fleetwood Mac need no introduction, and neither does Stevie Nicks.
“Silver Springs” is on my list of favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, but it is not near the top! It does, however, rank much higher with this video version. The difference? Watch Stevie Nicks’ body language towards Lindsey Buckingham (on guitar) from 2:40 onward. It is very interesting!
There is a lot of speculation on the internet as to what was happening between them at the time of the recording, and Rolling Stone magazine goes into great detail about the lyrics. In a profession where aggressive publicity can be the key to continued success, we have to ask how much of the song’s history is fact. How much is showmanship? How much is lucrative gossip? Perhaps she was really simply “into” the role presented by the song?
Only Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham know the truth but, having watched that video many times now, I am tending to think that a serious relationship issue was on display for public consumption!