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 center.

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

In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with the aid of significantly acclaimed and bestselling track biographer Charles R. move, recount a trip that has taken them from a gypsy-like lifestyles because the kids of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen again roads of Vancouver, the place they bought their commence as a band, to the top of success—and occasionally extra. In those pages, readers will study the reality concerning the dating that encouraged "Magic Man" and "Crazy On You," the turmoil of inter-band romances long past awry, the truth of lifestyles at the street as unmarried girls after which as moms of babies, and the fun of acting and every now and then partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and different rock legends. It has now not regularly been a simple direction. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a youth stutter, physique photograph, 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 relations bond that trumps every little thing else, as instructed during this intimate, sincere, and uniquely lady tackle the rock and roll existence.

all through their occupation, Ann and Nancy have by no means chanced on a solution to the query they're most commonly asked: "What is it prefer to be a lady in rock and roll?" Kicking and Dreaming puts that query to mattress, as soon as and for all.

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