This weekend, Ann Wilson – the delicately nuanced, deeply powerful and powerhouse loud lead Heart band vocalist – is debuting her new solo album of cover tunes, “Immortal,” at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion on Aug. 4. Next weekend, Nancy Wilson – Heart’s brazen guitarist and brashly rocking composer – will show off her solo chops, and bring her R&B-tinged new band Roadhouse Royale, with its new material to Parx Casino on Aug. 12.Since 2016, the sisters (forever) and Heart band co-founders (since 1973) have supposedly battled over behind-the-scenes family squabbles, with each of them taking a solo break that’s publically threatened the firmament of their now-45-year-old legacy. Words such as “break-up” got tossed out like used guitar picks after 2017’s Rolling Stone feature made the end of the Heart band an inevitability.But, we’ve come to a new conclusion, a happy one you’re hearing here first, in … [Read more...] about Ann and Nancy Wilson talk possible Heart band reunion
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Nancy Wilson Performing in Amsterdam, March 1968. (National Archief, the Dutch National Archives) By Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the death of legendary “song stylist,” Nancy Sue Wilson, who died at age 81. “I am heartbroken by the passing of my beloved friend, the legendary Nancy Wilson. Nancy was a ‘song stylist’ without peer. Her unmatched mastery of numerous genres of music, including jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and pop, has etched her name in history as one of the most ‘formidable’ vocalists of all time. “Nancy began singing in church at the age of four in her home town of Chillicothe, Ohio. For more than five decades, she captivated audiences across the globe with her soul-stirring performances that would send chills down your spine; her more than 70 critically acclaimed albums, many of which I own; and her chart-topping … [Read more...] about Rep. Maxine Waters Statement on the Death of Nancy Wilson
TRIBUTES are pouring in to the legendary singer Nancy Wilson after her death at the age of 81. Here's what we know about the jazz, soul and pop legend, whose extraordinary gift for story-telling captivated millions over six decades in showbiz. What was Nancy Wilson's cause of death? Her manager Devra Hall Levy said Nancy had died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, on December 13, 2018. The singer's incredible life began 81 years earlier on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was the first of six children born to Olden Wilson, a supervisor at an iron foundry, and Lilian Ryan, a maid. Nancy began singing at the age of 4, and by the age of ten was the lead singer in a local choir. She cut her first record for Dot Records, but nurtured her talent for a further seven years before she moved to New York in 1959. During her prime she would release three albums in a single year, and used … [Read more...] about What was Nancy Wilson’s cause of death and what were the jazz singer’s best songs?
The Wilson sisters have found some heart for each other again. After an ugly falling-out, Ann and Nancy Wilson — the singer and guitarist, respectively, who have fronted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart since 1973 — are putting aside their differences and reuniting for a good cause: the third annual Love Rocks NYC concert, benefiting God’s Love We Love Deliver, on March 7. Things got real nasty between the Wilson sisters after Ann’s husband, Dean Wetter, was arrested for assaulting Nancy’s then-16-year-old twin sons in 2016. Wetter later pleaded guilty to two non-felony assault charges in the fourth degree, and then Heart announced its split in 2017. Their Love Rocks NYC performance at the Beacon Theatre will mark the first time that the Wilson sisters will share the stage in three years. And in July, they’ll keep the reunion going when Heart launches the “Love Alive” tour with Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Elle King, and Joan … [Read more...] about Heart rockers Ann and Nancy Wilson are no longer estranged
Last month, Ann and Nancy Wilson announced that Heart were going on a reunion tour three years after their bitter split. And last night they finally appeared together in public at the Love Rock benefit show at New York’s Beacon Theater, sharing the bill with Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow and Billy Gibbons, where they played their hits “These Dreams” and “Crazy on You.” You can see fan-shot video of the big moment right here. The Wilson sisters went their separate ways at the end of their 2016 tour following an ugly incident where Ann’s husband Dean Wetter was arrested for assaulting Nancy’s 16 year-old twin sons. He was upset that they had inadvertently left the door open to a bus backstage at a show in Auburn, Washington and nearly let his dogs loose. “Dean became immediately upset,” read a detractive’s report, “and began calling [one of the teens] names … slap[ping] him on the back of the head, causing … [Read more...] about Watch Ann and Nancy Wilson Play ‘Crazy on You’ at First Show in Three Years
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Legendary Chillicothe jazz singer Nancy Wilson dead at 81 Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Grammy winning jazz artist Nancy Wilson, a native from Chillicothe, died peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018, after a lengthy illness at the age of 81. Wilson is known for her classics “Guess Who I Saw Today,” "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am," and “Face It Girl, It’s Over.” File Photo Fullscreen Nancy Wilson, far right, joins the Staple Singers for a gospel number in “Monsanto Night Presents Nancy Wilson,” which aired on Sunday, March 26, 1972, on WBNS 10 TV. Miss Wilson’s other guests in her first hour-long television special included Sammy Davis, Jr., three-time Oscar winner Henry Mancini, and singer and talk show host Mike Douglas. File Photo Fullscreen Sammy Davis, Jr. is Nancy Wilson’s guest in her first television … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson never forgot her Chillicothe roots