Heart On World Cafe


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  • ”Dog And Butterfly”
  • ”Hey You”
  • ”WTF”

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Led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart is widely regarded as one of the great rock bands of all time. Now, after a six-year break and 34 years since its debut, the group is primed to make a return to the limelight with the new album, Red Velvet Car.

Heart cut its first LP, Dreamboat Annie, in 1976 and quickly became one of the biggest bands on the planet. It went on to sell more than 1 million copies with two hit singles, "Magic Man" (No. 9 on the 1976 Billboard charts) and "Crazy on You" (No. 35 on the 1976 Billboard charts).

Riding the momentum, Heart released its second album just one year later, 1977's Little Queen, and that, too, sold 1 million copies, fueled by arguably its biggest hit, "Barracuda." The Wilson sisters were bona fide rock stars, appearing on the cover of the July 1977 issue of Rolling Stone and becoming the subjects of countless boyhood crushes. In 1978, Heart went on to release two more platinum albums in Magazine and Dog and Butterfly, and despite the absence of founding member Roger Fisher (who left the group due to personal issues with Nancy), the group released its highest charting album in 1980, Bebe Le Strange.

Listen to the sisters' interview with World Cafe host David Dye and hear the band rock out on the World Cafe Live stage.

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