Tuesday, June 19: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (June 19) to lead singer Ann Wilson of Heart. She’s 68. Other rockers celebrating include former AC/DC and Dio drummer Simon Wright (55) and Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch (48).
Heart formed out of Seattle, Washington and rose to fame in the mid 70’s with hit albums and singles. They went through a few lineup changes over throughout their career, with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson being the constant center of the group. Ann Wilson is regarded as one of the best female vocalists in rock history. The band has sold over 35 million records worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Ann Wilson released an EP called The Ann Wilson Thing! - #1 in 2015 and toured in support of the release. A second EP called Focus was released in 2016. Heart are currently on hiatus with their last album being 2016's Beautiful Broken. A new album called Immortal is due out this fall. It will be a covers album honoring dead rock stars. I've seen Heart many times over the years and it's always an amazing show. The band kicks ass. Cheers to this rockin singer on her birthday! For more on Ann Wilson, check out her official website here.