Nancy Wilson

Ranked #6 on the list Best Guitarist of All Time

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About Nancy Wilson

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Nancy Lamoureux Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who, with her older sister Ann and lead guitarist Roger Fisher, became the core of the Seattle/Vancouver rock band Heart. Wilson was born in San Francisco, California, and she and her sister, Ann, grew up in Southern California and Taiwan before their Marine Corps father retired to the Seattle suburb of Bellevue. Nancy finished high school, then attended Pacific University in Oregon and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she majored in art and German literature. She then played solo gigs until 1974 when she quit college and moved to Canada to join her sister in Heart. She and Heart guitarist Roger Fisher, brother of Ann's boyfriend/Heart's manager Mike Fisher, lived together for some time. While Ann is the lead singer on the majority of the Heart recordings, Nancy is the lead vocalist on notable tracks like "Treat Me Well", "These Dreams", "Stranded", "There's the Girl", and "Will You Be There (In the Morning)" and frequently performs background and harmony vocals. Nancy is the band's rhythm and lead guitarist. In 1999 Nancy Wilson released the solo live album, Live at

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