After watching the Beatles play The Ed Sullivan Show, the Wilson sisters dreamt of rock’n’roll stardom. As Heart, they’d make these dreams come true, but success would come at a price...

When AOR chief of operations Geoff Barton asked me to write about Heart, I thought Christmas had come early. Y’see, me and Heart go back a long way. We first met in late 1976, although they won’t remember it. I was in the audience at the New Victoria Theatre in London and they were on stage, playing their debut UK gig. Ann and Nancy were dolled up in cool 70s hippy chic, knocking out spellbinding music fashioned from bruising heavy rock and jangly folk.

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