By Charles R. Cross, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson
Sisters. voices. One Heart.
The secret of "Magic Man." The depraved riff of "Barracuda." The unhappiness and sweetness of "Alone." The uncooked strength of "Crazy On You." those songs, and such a lot of extra, are a part of the material of yankee song. middle, fronted through Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given lovers far and wide vintage, uncooked, and natural badass rock and roll for greater than 3 many years. because the simply sisters in rock who write their very own track and play their very own tools, Ann and Nancy have consistently stood apart--certainly from their male opposite numbers but additionally from their woman friends. via refusing to allow themselves and their song be outlined through their gender, and through by no means permitting their sexuality to overshadow their expertise, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and within the approach lead the way for lots of of today's woman artists.
In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with assistance from seriously acclaimed and bestselling tune biographer Charles R. pass, recount a trip that has taken them from a gypsy-like lifestyles because the teenagers of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen again roads of Vancouver, the place they received their commence as a band, to the head of success--and occasionally extra. In those pages, readers will research the reality in regards to the courting that encouraged "Magic Man" and "Crazy On You," the turmoil of inter-band romances long gone awry, the truth of existence at the street as unmarried girls after which as moms of young children, and the joys of appearing and from time to time partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and different rock legends. It has no longer continually been a simple course. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a youth stutter, physique photo, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the soreness and sadness of fertility matters and a failed marriage yet finally discovered love back and happiness as a mother. via all of it, the sisters drew from the energy of a family members bond that trumps every little thing else, as instructed during this intimate, sincere, and uniquely woman tackle the rock and roll life.
Throughout their profession, Ann and Nancy have by no means came upon a solution to the query they're most commonly asked: "What is it prefer to be a girl in rock and roll?" Kicking and Dreaming puts that query to mattress, as soon as and for all.
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Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll by Charles R. Cross, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson