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Heart is an American band formed in Seattle, Washington. Going through several lineup changes, the only constant members of the group are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. The group's music during the '70s was influenced by hard rock groups like Led Zeppelin, and folk music. In the '80s they became a mainstream pop act, before dropping out of the public consciousness in the '90s.
The Wilson sisters grew up in Southern California and Taiwan before their Marine Corps father retired to the Seattle suburbs. After attending college they returned to Seattle, with Nancy working as a folksinger and Ann joining an all-male local group in 1970. (The group was formed in 1963 by Steve Fossen and Roger and Mike Fisher as the Army. They later changed their name to White Heart, shortened to Heart in 1974.) Upon joining, Ann became lead guitarist Mike Fisher's girlfriend, and when Nancy joined in 1974, she became involved with Fisher's brother Roger.
After many one-nighters in the Vancouver area, in 1975 they attracted the attention of Canada's Mushroom label, run by Shelly Siegel. He had them cut Dreamboat Annie, which upon release in Canada sold 30,000 copies. ...
|years active||1963 - Present day|
|music genre|| Hard Rock|
|current members|| Ann Wilson|
Nancy Wilson (guitarist)
|past members||Mike Fisher (guitarist)|