1975Released
4:12

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Interesting facts and trivia about Rhiannon. By Songfacts®.

Stevie Nicks wrote this on a piano with help from her boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham. At the time, they were recording as Buckingham-Nicks and about to release the track on their second album, but they joined Fleetwood Mac instead and recorded it with them.

Rhiannon is the name of a Welsh goddess. According to myth, Rhiannon, the goddess of fertility and the moon, shuns a god and marries a mortal man. That god then frames her for the murder of her own son, and she is forced to stand at the entrance to a city and tell everyone entering that she killed her child.

Nicks started writing this song after reading the book Triad by Mary Leader. It is about a woman who believes she is being possessed by the spirit of a woman named Rhiannon. There are themes of mythology and the occult that Nicks used in her song along with the name.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Rhiannon.
AKey
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
129BPM

Album

The album Rhiannon is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Rhiannon.
Warner Records
© 1975 Warner Records Inc.
℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.

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