Ann Wilson (Ann Dustin Wilson)
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BiographySan Diego, California, USA
Singer, flute player, songwriter, and guitarist Ann Dustin Wilson was born on June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California. The daughter of a colonel in the Marine Corps, Wilson and her family moved around a lot, before eventually settling in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA. Ann attended Interlake High School in Bellevue. In the early 70s, she joined the group, "White Heart". The band changed its named to "Hocus Pocus" before changing the name a third and final time to Heart in 1974. Read more... 80s, and 90s. Wilson sung the duet, "Almost Paradise", with Mike Reno for the soundtrack of the hit movie, Footloose (1984); this song peaked at #7 on the US Billboard pop radio charts. Ann did another duet with Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander on the song, "Surrender to Me", for the soundtrack of the film, Tequila Sunrise (1988); this song went to #6 on the US Billboard pop radio charts. In 1986, Wilson did the solo single, "The Best Man in the World", for the soundtrack of the movie, The Golden Child (1986); alas, this particular song stalled at #61 on the US Billboard pop radio charts. In 1992, Ann sang vocals on the tracks, "Brother", "Am I Inside" and "Love Song", on the Alice in Chains EP "Sap". Wilson and her sister, Nancy Wilson, started the recording studio, "Bad Animals", in the mid-90s. Moreover, Ann and Nancy formed the side band, "the Lovemongers"; this group contributed the song, "The Battle of Evermore", for the soundtrack of the motion picture, Singles (1992), released a four-song EP, and recorded the album, "Whirlygig", in 1997. In 2007, Wilson released the solo album, "Hope & Glory", on the Rounder record label. She lives in Seattle, Washington and is the mother of two adopted children: daughter Marie and son Dustin.