“If Looks Could Kill” These 10 Images of Ann & Nancy Wilson Would Get You!

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Nancy Wilson & Ann Wilson of Heart on roof overlooking Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA.; Various Locations; Mark Sullivan 70's Rock Archive; Hollywood; CA. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Contour by Getty Images)

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These Dreams… of Heart

The sister duo of Heart gained success starting in the 1970’s with their heavy metal influenced jams but won the hearts of everyone else with their rock personas.. and their equally gorgeous rock looks.


 

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JULY 1977: Musicians Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the rock and roll band “Heart” pose for a portrait in July 1977. (Photo by Michael Marks/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The band began performing in high schools and taverns in the lates 1960s throughout Washington, as White Heart . Originally, it was all male bandmates until one of the men left the band and became a Vietnam “draft dodger.” One of the bandmates brother’s, Mike, crossed into Canada to visit family when he met Ann at a rock show. Nancy says this is the day the Ann and Mike “fell in love.”


LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 1976: Sisters and musicians Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the rock band “Heart” pose for a portrait session in September 1976 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

 

Ann followed Mike and they remained in Canada. In 1973, Heart was officially formed with Ann included. In 1974, nancy joined the band and also fell in love with another bandmate.


JULY 1980: Musicians and sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the rock and roll band “Heart” poses for a portrait session in July 1980. (Photo by Michael Marks/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Heart’s debut album was Dreamboat Annie, released in 1975. The album sold 30,000 records in Canada during its first few months. The album gained major success in the U.S. with it’s singles “Crazy on You,” and “Magic Man.”


Portrait of sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson of the rock band Heart standing outdoors, circa 1980s. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)

In 1977, Heart’s label- Mushroom Records, released an ad with Nancy and Ann bare-shouldered with the caption, “it was only our first time!” Later on, when the sisters were interviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine, they stated this instance as their reason for leaving Mushroom records.


MAY 1977: Musicians and sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the rock and roll band “Heart” poses for a portrait session in May 1977. (Photo by Michael Marks/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Some time in 1977, a reporter remarked that the sisters were lovers. An appropriately infuriated Ann, started writing the lyrics to “Barracuda” that same night in her hotel room. History was made.


Portrait of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart on tour in Europe, 1976. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Heart’s split with Mushroom records incited a difficult legal battle. The band broker their contract with their initial label and signed on to work with CBS. Upon the release of the 1977 Magazine, CBS released Little Queen. Both Mushroom Records and CBS tried to prohibit Heart from releasing any music at all.


Promotional portrait of sisters (L-R) Ann and Nancy Wilson of the American rock band Heart, 1970s. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)

Bebe le Strange was released in 1980. This was Heart’s third top 10 album. Their next album was Private Audition in 1982. The album didn’t hit but the track “This Man is Mine” reached 33 on the Billboard 100.


Portrait of Heart, 1985 (Photo by Steve Rapport/Photoshot/Getty Images)

In 1985, Heart signed onto Capitol Records. The label inspired the band to have a glam makeover and they released the self-titled album, Heart. The album reached number one and released four top 10 hits: “What About Love,” “Never,” “These Dreams,” and “Nothin At All.” Then, “If Looks Could Kill,” reached top 5 and the band had 5 singles hit top 5 for the first time.


LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 1976: Sisters and musicians Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of the rock band “Heart” pose for a portrait session in September 1976 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Heart had a string of hits afterward including, “Who Will Run To You” and “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You,” during the 1980s. They toured in 1990 and released a live album with so-so success. In 1995, Nancy took a break from music to focus on family.  The band worked on a Christmas album later on, as well as being featured on several tv shows.


LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 24: Musicians Nancy Wilson (L) and Ann Wilson of the rock band Heart pose at MusiCares’ “An Evening with Heart” at The Grammy Museum on May 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

On April 18, 2013 Heart, including its original members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band was inducted by Chris Cornell. Heart performed “Crazy on You” for the first time in 34 years with its original line up.

 

 

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