Australian singles charts:
Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) entered the Kent Music Report on 5 July 1976 and peaked at #13. The song was #88 on the Top 100 of 1976.
The song is on Fleetwood Mac which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 12 July 1976 and peaked at #3.
Rhiannon was written by Stevie Nicks and originally recorded by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac on their eponymous album in 1975; it was subsequently issued as a single the following year.
Rhiannon was voted # 488 in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhiannon_(song)
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.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/fleetwood-mac/rhiannon
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