Robin Snyder Anderson
Robin and Stevie were very very good friends for a very long time. She passed away in 1981.
I'll let Stevie tell you the rest...
It's the only friendship that I've ever had or... well, I'm not going to say ever will have. We just started out together at 15 years old. She kind of walked me through life. And, as I questioned would there be life after Fleetwood Mac, I certainly questioned would there be life after Robin. Then I found that there is life after Robin, except that it's not the same, not near as special. There's a spirit gone, and that's why I'm really dedicated to this leukemia [benefit]. That's why I will do anything I have to do to make as much money to get rid of this disease as I can because I would really never want anyone to experience losing someone as beautiful as her in this horrible way.
She [Robin] taught me how to sing. She taught me how to use my voice. She made very sure before she left this planet that I was all right, that my voice was all right. I don't have problems with my voice now, but I did and it took us years to fix it. Robin was one of those people [who] when she walked in the room everybody looked. She was breathtaking, and that's why it's so wild that she could possibly have died. It just doesn't make any sense at all. ~Stevie Nicks, Arizona Republic, September 18, 1983
My very best friend Robin [Snyder Anderson] called me and told me she had terminal leukemia and that they thought that maybe she might last 3 months. So without a doubt, it was the absolute high and low of success. I never got to enjoy Bella Donna at all because my friend was dying, something went out that day, something left.
She just been in my life since I was 14. She was the one person that knew me for the person I really was and not for the famous Stevie, and it was good to have someone who knew the real you besides just your mom and dad.
She died and they took the baby, and it was like he was 3 months premature, and it was horrible, it was such an upsetting situation ~ you know ~ everyone was just so devastated and there was this little premature baby, and I just went crazy ~Stevie Nicks, Behind the Music/VH1
The Robin Anderson Memorial Fund
City of Hope
208 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014