Nancy Wilson

Singer + Guitarist
Born Mar 16, 1954

Nancy Lamoureux Wilson 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.

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1954 Birth Born on March 16, 1954.
1964 10 Years Old On February 9, 1964, when Wilson and her sister Ann watched the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, they both instantly wanted to be like the band. … Read More


1974 20 Years Old On her next visit to Ann, Nancy asked if the band would include more acoustic songs if she joined. Ann responded "that's why I want you to join." Nancy left school in mid-1974 and joined Ann and Heart in West Vancouver. … Read More
1975 21 Years Old At a club in October 1975, after Ann took the stage and made the comment that the food there tasted like Pine-Sol disinfectant, the group was summarily fired, just 4 nights into its two-week engagement. … Read More
1976 22 Years Old As Dreamboat Annie climbed the charts, Michael realized that the band was getting too big for him to manage; the band hired a new manager, Ken Kinnear. Since they considered the band a proven success – Dreamboat Annie had become a platinum seller by November 1976 – they thought they deserved royalties in line with those of a platinum band. … Read More
1977 23 Years Old On July 28, 1977, Nancy and Ann appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time. … Read More


1986 32 Years Old In addition to making and releasing an album, playing a 148-show 10-month tour, and making music videos, Nancy was planning her wedding to Cameron, which took place at Ann's house on July 27, 1986 at 11 pm. … Read More
1991 37 Years Old In 1991, Nancy and Ann entered into a partnership with Steve Lawson, who owned Kaye-Smith Studios where many of their 1970s hits, as well as Bébé le Strange, had been recorded. … Read More


1995 41 Years Old In 1995, Nancy told Ann, "I don't want to do Heart anymore, at least for a while." … Read More
1997 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Nancy performed her first solo acoustic show in 30 years. … Read More
1998 44 Years Old …  In 1998, Ann adopted a boy and named him John Dustin Wilson. … Read More


2007 53 Years Old …  Also in 2007, Ann released her first "solo" album, Hope & Glory, which was mainly a number of duets with other successful artists. Nancy featured on three of the 12 tracks. Nancy's marriage to Cameron Crowe began to crumble in 2008. Nancy cites the very different needs she and Cameron had at this time as the reason they separated after being together 27 years. While the breakup was messy, she says they both quickly became "first-rate co-parents." After two years of separation, they divorced in 2010 citing irreconcilable differences. … Read More
2009 55 Years Old 1 More Event
One day in November 2009, Ann collapsed. … Read More
2012 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Nancy and Ann also received a star for Heart on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2012. In 2011, Wilson began seeing Geoff Bywater who worked in music production on television shows for Fox. They were engaged in 2012 and married on April 28, 2012.
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