August 3, 2021

71 years ago Ann Wilson was born, leader of the band Heart

71 years ago he was born Ann Wilson, singer-songwriter, bandleader Heart.

Considered one of the great voices of rock, Ann leads the group with her younger sister Nancy, with whom she maintains a volatile relationship.

Heart has sold more than 90 million records and was at the Viña del Mar Festival in the summer of 1994.

The American published this year to the market The Daybreaks, EP of four previously unreleased songs that the legendary vocalist recorded with her previous band.

Ann Wilson had a classical musical training. His father, a US naval officer, was a great fan of opera and good popular music, and Judy Garland, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and other great artists were always heard at home in his childhood.

Because of their father’s work, they lived in different cities such as Seattle, Washington DC or countries like Panama. But there was never a lack of a good album to encourage his musical passion that increased in his adolescence, especially the rock and roll.

Success with Heart

Together with his sister Nancy Wilson, they formed the legendary band Heart in 1973.

He excelled in singing and composition, but he also played guitar and bass. She is one of the best female vocalists in rock of history and is on the list “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time“(The best vocalists of heavy metal of all time), made by Hit Parader Magazine in 2006.

Some of the most emblematic and successful songs of the group are Magic Man, Crazy On You Y Barracuda, in which the influence of hard rock groups, such as Led Zeppelin, even the style of folk music.

The mid-80s and early 90s catalyzed another handful of hits with songs like Alone, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You, These Dreams, What About Love O Never, among others.

The band has sold over 90 million records around the world.