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This durable US rock band features the talents of sisters Ann (19 June 1951, San Diego, California, USA) and Nancy Wilson (b. 16 March 1954, San Francisco, California, USA). The elder sister had released two singles as Ann Wilson And The Daybreaks on a local label in 1967. After a series of unreleased demos she took her sister to Vancouver, Canada, in search of a backing band. There they found bass player Steve Fossen (b. 15 November 1949) and guitarist Roger Fisher (b. 14 February 1950), and Heart was born (two initial monikers, the Army and White Heart, were rejected). After Dreamboat Annie emerged on Mushroom Records in 1976, their second single, Crazy On You, brought them to public attention. Michael Derosier (b. 24 August 1951, Canada) had previously become the bands first permanent drummer.
They maintained their high profile when Little Queen and the single, Barracuda, became mainstays in the US charts. By...