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Heart, Band with Ties to Bellevue, Doesn't Make 2012 Rock and Roll Hall

The band's leaders, Ann and Nancy Wilson, who grew up in a military family and graduated from Bellevue schools, are notable for being among the women pioneers in rock music.

were not among the finalists for the 2012 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as NPR's Ann Powers notes.

The band's leaders, Ann and Nancy Wilson, who grew up in a military family and graduated from Bellevue schools, are notable for being among the women pioneers in rock music, as the recent PBS documentary "Women who Rock" notes. Heart fans can watch the video online.

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What are Heart's ties to Bellevue? The Wilson sisters' family settled in Bellevue after their father retired from military service. Ann Wilson, Heart's lead singer, graduated from in the 1960s. Her sister Nancy, guitarist, also graduated from Bellevue schools.

Heart released its first record, Dreamboat Annie, in Canada in 1975 and have had hit albums in every decade since then.

Their notable hits include "Barracuda," "Crazy on You," "What About Love," and "Alone," which has become a staple of American Idol hopefuls.

Ann and Nancy Wilson have been the constants in the band since the early 1970s, with the rest of the personnel changing over the years.

The Wilson sisters have co-written some of their hits with Sue Ennis, a friend from high school and now an instructor at .

kenhp1 January 13, 2012 at 03:31 PM
It is a crime. To accept the Beastie Boys and not Heart. Something is gravely wrong here. If they keep this up people will really stop paying attention to whom they pick.

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