Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late Guy Lombardo, who was born in 1902; the late Lester Flatt in 1914; Tommy DeVito of the Four Seasons in 1936 (age 66); Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane of the 1960s folk-pop group Spanky and Our Gang in 1942 (age 60); An
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 15 through June 21.
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Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson of Heart performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on April 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, flute player,songwriter, and occasional guitar player of the rock band Heart.

Wilson was born in San Diego, California. Her father was a colonel in the Marine Corps, and she moved frequently. Her family eventually settled in Bellevue, then a suburb (and now a city) east of Seattle, Washington. Shy because of a stutter, Wilson sought fulfillment in music. In the early 1970s she joined a local band, White Heart, which changed its name to Hocus Pocus, and then in 1974, to Heart.

During the 1970s, Ann Wilson was in a relationship with Michael Fisher, the manager of the band, while her younger sister Nancy was involved with lead guitarist Roger Fisher, Michael's younger brother. Both couples controlled the band. In 1979, both relationships ended; Ann stated that Michael had fallen in love with another woman and they parted. The song "Magic Man" was written about Michael and contains autobiographical lyrics about the beginning of their relationship.

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