Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Edge of Seventeen"
Stevie Nicks was already a superstar for her work in Fleetwood Mac when she launched a career of her own and became one of the 1980s' greatest female rockers; “Edge of Seventeen” played a big part in that. The title came from the performer mis-hearing Tom Petty's wife speak of meeting her husband at the “age of seventeen” in a strong Southern accent, but the theme of the song changed to one of loss after the deaths in quick succession of John Lennon and Nicks' uncle Jonathan. With a distinctive Waddy Wachtel guitar riff and white-winged doves among its memorable imagery, the song was a highlight of Stevie's solo debut, BELLA DONNA, and just missed the Top 10 as a single release in 1982. Few songs about grief have the musical appeal of "Edge Of Seventeen," so we'll make the Nicks favorite our Song of the Day.