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The Wilson Sisters Bring Heart To Rock Music

The Band HEART, has a special place in my heart going back to a meeting with the head of Vancouver's Mushroom Records, SHELLY SIEGEL. I was at an event in Pittsburgh, probably 1977-78, and met this young man with whom I had a couple of drinks, and he confided in me that he would die soon. And so it would be, in January of 1979 I heard Shelly had died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 32. As most people know Heart was fronted by two sisters, ANN WILSON (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist).

 

After great success in the mid-1970s, they slipped in the public consciousness for a while, but made a strong comeback in 1985, establishing Heart as one of the top bands in rock. With an amazing record of Top 10 albums in the '70s, '80s, '90s, and 2000s, they have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

 

Watching them being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, my thoughts went back to Shelly Siegel and what a shame it was that he didn't live to see this band that he had built around two local girls reach the apex of their profession.

Here there are in the early days with their hit BARRACUDA live, with great video and sound. @therealdonrocks

 

 

HIDDEN TRACK

NANCY WILSON (guitarist). After great success in the mid-70's, they slipped in the Public Consciousness for a while, but made a strong comeback in 1985, establishing Heart as one of the Top Bands in Rock. With an amazing record of Top 10 albums in the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2010's they have sold over 35 Million Albums Worldwide. Watching them being inducted into the R&RHOF in 2013, my thoughts went back to Shelly Siegel and what a shame it was that he didn't live to see this band that he had built around two local girls, reach the Apex of their profession. Here they are in the early days with their hit: BARRACUDA live, with great video and sound. @therealdonrocks

 

 

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