PICS: Ann Wilson at the Belly Up

We're 'crazy on you': Ann Wilson belted out some of rock's greatest hits at the Belly Up during a recent solo show on May 22.

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Wilson, a one-time San Diegan and best known as the vocalist in Heart, has stepped away from the band recently and has been focusing on her solo career. Her powerful voice is one of the most instantly recognizable in all of rock.
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During her Belly Up show, she performed several huge Heart hits – along with covers of other rock & roll classics.
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While we don’t have an official May 22 set list to reference, she often performs songs by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Black Crowes, Peter Gabriel, the Animals, the Who, and Led Zeppelin.
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After lineup changes between 1967-74 (Ann joined in '70 or '72, and her sister Nancy joined in '74), Heart rose to fame in '76 on the strength of two huge hits, “Crazy on You” and “Magic Man.”
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Fun fact: The band began as the Army, then became White Heart, and then Hocus Pocus before eventually adopting the Heart name.
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The band released their third studio album “Little Queen” in 1977, with the smash hit “Barracuda.” In 1985, they hit the charts again with the more pop-oriented material from their self-titled album, “What About Love,” “Never,” “These Dreams,” and “Nothin’ At All.” All four songs were top 10 hits, and the album sold five million copies.
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Their next album, 1987’s “Bad Animals,” continued the chart-topping trend and contained the hits “Alone”, “Who Will You Run To,” and “There’s the Girl.” The album became the band’s first top 10 chart entry in the UK.
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In 2012, the Wilson sisters were asked to perform a tribute to Led Zeppelin at the annual Kennedy Center Honors. Their version of “Stairway of Heaven” earned a standing ovation from the crowd and brought tears to the eyes of Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. The song was issued as a single on iTunes and immediately went to No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Singles chart.
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Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. The band was inducted by their friend, the late great Chris Cornell (Rest In Peace). Earlier this year, the Wilson sisters announced that Heart will go on hiatus for the time being. Here’s to hoping we see them again soon!
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