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The first female-fronted hard rock band, Heart proved women can rock with the best of them.

Heart’s mix of hard rock and folk yielded one of the longest lasting and most commercially successful bands of all time.

Hall of Fame Essay


Parke Puterbaugh

The story of Heart would make a terrific film.

Like many hugely successful rock groups, theirs is a classic tale of talent, struggle, perseverance, adversity, and triumph. The twist that makes Heart’s biography unique is the fact that this band is fronted by a pair of beautiful, determined sisters. 

At their point of entry in the mid-seventies, Ann and Nancy Wilson found themselves swimming against the current of a male-dominated music business that was rife with bias and sexism.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2013
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two Joan of Arcs standing up front, kicking total ass
Chris Cornell

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