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Heart

Heart

is a rock band which was formed in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle, Washington, in 1973. The band was fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson. Other members of the band were Roger Fisher (guitar player), Steve Fossen (bass guitar player), Michael Derosier (drum player), and Howard Leese (multi instrument player). Michael Fisher (Rogerís brother) produced the first few albums for the band. The group released their first album called, Dreamboat Annie, which had several successful single hits from it. The Top 40 hit single from the album was, Magic Man, and the fm radio hit single was, Crazy On You. There were also several ballads from the album. They were How Deep It Goes, and Love Me Like Music Iíll Be Your Song. The band released their second album, Little Queen, in 1977. Barracuda was a hard rock classic from the album. In 1978, the band released their third album called Dog & Butterfly. At this point, Wilsonís friend, Sue Ennis was co-writing the songs. The title track from the album and the song, Straight On, became Top 40 hits. After that the next two albums were unsuccessful and the band seemed to lack the original spirit the others had previously.

The group revamped and released a self titled album in 1985. By this time the Wilson sisters had replaced all but one of their original members. They released several music videos and this helped their promotions of a string of Top 40 hits. Some of these hits were, These Dreams, What About Love, Alone, and All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You.

The band has gone through several changes of lineup members and the two sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson, are the only two consistent members of the group. The band has sold over 30 million albums during their career. The Heart band continues to tour and release mucis and they perform as Heart and also under another name known as The Lovemongers. The Lovemongers was formed in the early 1990's with the Wilsons and Sue Ennis. Roger Fisher went on to pursur a solo career and has released several albums of his own. Heart has been rated as number 57 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

The Wilson sisters grew up in Southern California and Tiawan before their father retired to Seattle. The band was originally called the Army, which was later changed to White Heart, and then shortened to Heart in 1974. The girls moved to Vancouver, Canada and signed with Mushroom Records in 1975. The album, Dreamboat Annie sold over 30,000 copies in Canada, and another 25,000 copies in the United States.

Heart released 26 albums, 3 albums as the Lovemongers, and 59 singles.