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Heart

Formed:
1963 in Vancouver, British Columb

Genres:
Hard Rock

Heart was formed by bassist Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher and Mike Flicker. The originally called themselves the Army, ater becoming White Heart, and then simply Heart in 1970. Ann Wilson joined the group when she became romantically involved with guitarist Mike Flicker in 1971; Nancy Wilson, Ann's young sister, joined in 1974, and she began a relationship with guitarist Fisher. Soon after, Fisher quit as guitarist and became the band's sound engineer. They had an underground following in and around Vancouver, and were eventually signed to Mushroom Records. In 1975, they released their debut album, Dreamboat Annie. The singles "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You" instantly went to the top 40 in the U.S. as well as in Canada. In 1977, Heart switched to the bigger CBS Portrait Records label, after the Mushroom label presented a lesbian-like photo of the two women in a magazine, and almost killed their career. Little Queen was released on Portrait, and launched the megahit "Barracuda." The album sold over a million copies. In 1978, the band released Dog and Butterfly, which spun a hit by the same name. Soon after this, however, the Wilson sisters both ended their relationships with the other members of the band, and Roger ended up leaving the group. In 1980, the band released Bebe Le Strange, and this album produced the hit "Even It Up." Fossen and Derosier left the band and were replaced by bassist Mark Andes and drummer Denny Carmassi. Two insignificant albums follow; 1982's Private Audition and 1983'2 Passionwerks. Heart was assumed to be a thing of the past at this time, until 1985's self-titled Heart kicked out four top 10 hits. The songs "What About Love?," "Nothin' at All," "These Dreams," and "Never" all shot to the top of the charts and plagued radio airwaves for the rest of the eighties. 1987's Bad Animals was the launcher for hits like "Alone" and "Who Will You Run To." Brigade was released in 1990, as well as the hit "All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You." After the Brigade album, the band took some time off to tend to family and other interests. In 1992, the Wilson sisters formed the Lovemongers, and released an EP. In 1993, Heart reformed to release Desire Walks On, with a new lineup. John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin helped the sisters release 1995's The Road Home, which was a collection of previous hits.

Band Members:
Mark Andes (1982-1993)
Denny Carmassi (1982-1993)
Michael Derosier (1970-1982)
Roger Fisher (1970-1980)
Steve Fossen (1970-1982)
Howard Leese (1970-1993)
Nancy Wilson (1970-1993)
Ann Wilson (1970-1993)

Discography:

Desire Walks On
Release Date: , 1993
Label: Capitol
Produced by

With Love From
Release Date: , 1988
Label: Capitol
Produced by

Bad Animals
Release Date: , 1987
Label: Capitol
Produced by

Heart
Release Date: , 1985
Label: Capitol
Produced by

Passionworks
Release Date: , 1983
Label: Epic
Produced by

Private Audition
Release Date: , 1982
Label: Epic
Produced by

Bebe Le Strange
Release Date: , 1980
Label: Epic
Produced by

Heart Greatest Hits/Live
Release Date: , 1980
Label: Epic
Produced by various

Magazine
Release Date: , 1978
Label: Mushroom
Produced by

Dog and Butterfly
Release Date: , 1978
Label: Portrait
Produced by

Little Queen
Release Date: , 1977
Label: Portait
Produced by Mike Flicker

Dreamboat Annie
Release Date: , 1976
Label: Capitol Records Inc.
Produced by Mike Flicker



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