Historic City News photographer Mark Cubbedge was at the St Augustine Amphitheatre last night when sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson performed some of their best loved hits that earned their group, Heart, worldwide recognition.
Heart took the 70’s rock genre by surprise when they proved that women can rock with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and many more. The Wilson sisters became the first women in rock to lead their own band, write its songs and play the instruments.
“Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture,” the band’s publicist told reporters. “Music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures and television.”
Ann sang songs that were both chart successes and motion picture themes, like “Almost Paradise” from Footloose, “Best Man in the World” from Golden Child, and “Surrender to Me” from Tequila Sunrise, while Nancy composed and performed the scores to a half dozen motion pictures including the award winning “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous.”
Photo credits: © 2012 Historic City News staff photograph by Mark Cubbedge