Nicks joins Petty for duet at BST Hyde Park

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Ste­vie Nicks joined Tom Petty and the Heart­break­ers on stage for a duet of ‘Stop Drag­gin’ My Heart Around’ at Bar­clay­card presents Bri­tish Sum­mer Time on Sun­day. The Fleet­wood Mac leg­end and the US band recorded the col­lab­o­ra­tion in 1981 and per­formed it mid­way through their head­lin­ing set at Lon­don’s Hyde Park for the first time in more than 18 years. Petty, 66, in­tro­duced Nicks as an “hon­ourary” mem­ber of the group as she walked onto The Great Oak stage. Pay­ing trib­ute to his band­mates on the band’s 40th an­niver­sary, the ‘I Won’t Back Down’ hit­maker told the sun-kissed crowd: “It’s great to be here. It’s has been far too long, and this beau­ti­ful Lon­don sum­mer is amaz­ing. “We are cel­e­brat­ing our 40th year to­gether ... these peo­ple [his band­mates] have been in my life a long time and some­how we are still to­gether. We are prob­a­bly closer than fam­ily.” Petty and the Heart­break­ers pulled out all of their big­gest hits in­clud­ing ‘Free Fallin’ and ‘Learn­ing To Fly’. Ear­lier in the day, Nicks played her own set open­ing with her song ‘Gold and Braid’ be­fore clos­ing with Fleet­wood’s 1975 clas­sic ‘Land­slide’. The set fea­tured many songs from the iconic 70s group; ‘Gypsy’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Gold Dust Woman’ and ‘Rhi­an­non’. The 69-year-old star also per­formed her hit with her band­mate Lind­sey Buck­ing­ham, ‘Cry­ing in the Night’, from 1973. Be­fore singing the num­ber, Nicks re­called how the track meant she “didn’t have to be a wait­ress any­more”. She then re­minded fes­ti­val­go­ers to keep dream­ing as “dreams do come true”. She con­tin­ued: “And 44 years later ... so if you ever fear that dreams don’t come true, they do.” Nicks said that her BST show will be one “heart­felt” mem­ory she will never for­get. She said: “This is one big, heart­felt mem­ory that I, Ste­vie, will take with me for­ever.”

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