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Nancy Wilson Quotes


Nancy Wilson
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson
  • Born: 16th March 1954, San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Pacific University and Portland State University
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter and musician
  • Genre: Rock, folk and pop music
  • Instruments: Vocalist and guitar
  • Nicknames: Whizfingers and Hands of Granite
  • Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
  • Biggest hits: 'Alone' and 'These Dreams' topped the billboard 100 while 'All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You' peaked at number 2
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"Even though there are really no original themes or stories to tell, it's more about the way you tell the story"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"Nazareth had a hit with this Joni Mitchell song that they covered called ‘This Flight Tonight’ that kind of had that riff, so we kind of borrowed that and we made it into 'Barracuda'"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"I tend to overplay - I play too hard because I've felt competitive in a room a lot of times with guys as a player, so I'd just play really dynamically"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"I don't think that Anne or I had any concept that we were unusual to have this idea to go straight for The Beatles-type thing"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"The lightning bolt came out of the heavens and struck Ann and me the first time we saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"The videos we made were completely without intentional comedy, but were so serious they had an almost comedic feel"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"A lot of women play guitar very respectfully, and they play with the guitar; they don't play it - they play with it"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"I think this year [2019] is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"We didn't get paid, but since there were people sitting in folding chairs, we considered it a professional gig"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"It lit a bonfire under us because we saw for the first time that what we did on stage could have an impact on an audience"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"Cocaine was sprinkled over the albums, the videos, and our lives"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"Everything we did in those years had a white sheen of powder over it"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"Cocaine stripped all the humour out of our music"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"There was metal in my blood for days afterwards"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

"We're not going to let ourselves be exploited"

Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson

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Nancy Wilson Biography

Nancy Wilson has been rocking her way through the charts for in excess of 40 years. She was born in San Francisco the youngest of three sisters with Ann the eldest being the other mainstay of the rock band Heart which they formed in the early 1970's.

Fourteen studio albums and numerous tours later Heart broke up in 2016 when an altercation between Ann's husband and Nancy's children proved too much for the sisters to bare. Nancy then formed a new band in 2017 called Roadcase Royale with Liv Warfield playing lead vocalist.



Time is the greatest of healers and in 2019 the Wilson sisters announced to the world the band were getting back together again, maybe the lure of rock and roll was too much for both to forego for too long.

With countless interviews to her name including many appearances on the front of Rolling Stone magazine it was fun research to find my list of 15 of the best Nancy Wilson quotes.

Quotes About Nancy Wilson

Her sister Ann Wilson talked about the bands reunion: "Both Nancy and I have stretched our wings in life these last three years. We’ve both lived and loved. We have breathed and traveled and experienced life"

Ann Wilson went on to say: "We come back to Heart with lots of freshness"

Sheryl Crow paid a tribute during the 2019 reunion tour: "Without the Wilson Sisters I probably wouldn’t be here doing what I’m doing"


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