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1) Heart got their start in 1963 in Seattle, Washington formed by bassist Steve Fossen and brothers Roger Fisher (guitar/mandolin) and Mike Fisher (producer and sound engineer). The group went by the names Army and White Heart before settling on just Heart in the early 1970s. Ann Wilson joined the group in 1970. Romance sprang up between her and Mike, and she came along when they moved to Vancouver to avoid the Vietnam draft some years later.

Soon after the move, Ann’s sister Nancy Wilson joined the group. She became romantically involved with Mike’s brother, Roger. The band gained a following in Canada and was signed to the small Canadian label Mushroom, which issued their debut album, “Dreamboat Annie”, in 1976. “Dreamboat Annie” was recorded with new members guitarist/keyboardist Howard Leese, and drummer Michael Derosier. The album included Heart’s first U.S. chart entry, “Crazy on You,” which peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Magic Man,” the second single from the album reached #9 on the charts and “Dreamboat Annie,” the third single rose to #42.

In 1977, Heart moved to CBS affiliate Portrait. This decision didn’t go over well with Mushroom owner Shelly Siegel, and a legal battle ensued. After the smoke cleared, Heart’s second album “Little Queen” was released on Portrait in 1977. It was a substantial hit, but wasn’t the enormous hit their debut album was.

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