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Episode 122: Heart


photo credit: Michael Marks


Let’s kick it out and begin 2020 with the story of Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. We’ll take you through over 4 decades of astonishing talent, hard work, love, loss and sisterhood. Chanty read the memoir "Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll" by Ann and Nancy Wilson and presents it to you today!


Ann and Nancy Wilson, only 4 years apart in age, were always close. Moving from city to city and country to country with their family brought them even closer, singing and playing guitar together wherever they went. The sisters found security, and a home in listening to the radio and playing music. When Beatlemania hit, Ann and Nancy didn’t want to be a Beatles wife like the rest of their friends, they wanted to BE The Beatles


Ann Wilson never had any doubt that she wanted to play music for a living, and things really started to take a turn in her career when she met the Magic Man and moved to Vancouver. Eventually, Nancy left college to join her big sister, and the rest is… rock and roll history!

Listen to this week’s episode to hear about all of the Barracudas of the music industry, who else inspired Heart’s songs and lyrics and what being a pioneer in rock was like for two sisters from Seattle. 


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