Heart's Nancy Wilson: The '70s Rock Vixen, Then And Now
January 23, 2018|
Nancy Wilson of Heart in Los Angeles in 1976, and performing on stage in the '70s. Sources: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; facebook.com/heart
As the faces of the rock band Heart, Nancy Wilson and her sister Ann were pioneers. Mid-'70s hits like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," and "Barracuda" made Heart, if not the first hard rock band fronted by women, then the first commercially successful one. Nancy generally shared songwriting duties with her sister and other band members, sang backing vocals and played rhythm guitar. Acclaimed for their solid albums and electric live shows in the '70s, Heart hit it big in the mid-'80s with a pair of #1 singles, the power ballads "These Dreams" and "Alone."