Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll by Charles R. Cross, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson

By Charles R. Cross, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson

Sisters. voices. One middle.

The secret of "Magic Man." The depraved riff of "Barracuda." The disappointment and sweetness of "Alone." The uncooked strength of "Crazy On You." those songs, and such a lot of extra, are a part of the cloth of yank song. center, fronted via Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fanatics all over the place vintage, uncooked, and natural badass rock and roll for greater than 3 a long time. because the in simple terms sisters in rock who write their very own tune and play their very own tools, Ann and Nancy have regularly stood apart—certainly from their male opposite numbers but in addition from their girl friends. through refusing to enable themselves and their tune be outlined by means of their gender, and via by no means permitting their sexuality to overshadow their expertise, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and within the method lead the way for lots of of today's lady artists.

In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with the aid of seriously acclaimed and bestselling song biographer Charles R. go, recount a trip that has taken them from a gypsy-like existence because the young ones of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen again roads of Vancouver, the place they bought their commence as a band, to the head of success—and occasionally extra. In those pages, readers will examine 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 highway as unmarried ladies after which as moms of babies, and the fun of appearing and every so often partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and different rock legends. It has now not constantly been a simple direction. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a adolescence stutter, physique picture, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the discomfort 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 kinfolk bond that trumps every thing else, as advised during this intimate, sincere, and uniquely girl tackle the rock and roll existence.

all through their profession, Ann and Nancy have by no means stumbled on 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 & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll

Sisters. voices. One center.

The secret of "Magic guy. " The depraved riff of "Barracuda. " The disappointment and wonder of "Alone. " The uncooked power of "Crazy On You. " those songs, and such a lot of extra, are a part of the material of yank song. middle, fronted by way of Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given enthusiasts all over vintage, uncooked, and natural badass rock and roll for greater than 3 a long time. because the purely sisters in rock who write their very own tune and play their very own tools, Ann and Nancy have regularly stood apart—certainly from their male opposite numbers but in addition from their girl friends. by way of refusing to allow themselves and their track be outlined via their gender, and through by no means permitting their sexuality to overshadow their expertise, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and within the technique cleared the path for plenty of of today's woman artists.

In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with assistance from severely acclaimed and bestselling track biographer Charles R. pass, recount a trip that has taken them from a gypsy-like lifestyles because the little ones of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen again roads of Vancouver, the place they obtained their commence as a band, to the top 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 past awry, the truth of lifestyles at the highway as unmarried ladies after which as moms of young children, and the fun of appearing and at times partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and different rock legends. It has now not continuously been a simple course. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a formative years stutter, physique picture, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the soreness and unhappiness of fertility matters and a failed marriage yet eventually came across love back and happiness as a mother. via all of it, the sisters drew from the energy of a relatives bond that trumps every thing else, as instructed during this intimate, sincere, and uniquely girl tackle the rock and roll lifestyles.

all through their profession, Ann and Nancy have by no means came across 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 places that query to mattress, as soon as and for all.

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