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Heart- Little Queen 40th Anniversary- Ann & Nancy Wilson

With Heart‘s 1976 indie label debut selling a million copies ( chronicled elsewhere here In the Studio ), it didn’t take long for the Dreamboat… to become a nightmarish excursion into the music business. While preparing what ostensibly should have been their second album, Magazine, the Kardiac Kids fronting the band, Ann and Nancy Wilson, sustained a Heart blockage from the recording studio and were summoned to a court room along with the rest of the band.


The story of Heart‘s debut Dreamboat Annie remains one of the Cinderella fairy tale chapters in rock history, but the major label follow up released this week in 1977, Little Queen, was made amidst adversity, not In the Studio but in “Heartless” record company boardrooms and attorney offices. My guests Nancy Wilson and big sister Ann Wilson reveal palace intrigue for Little Queen even as Heart was ascending the throne as one of North America’s hottest bands then because of “Barracuda”,”Love Alive”,”Kick It Out“, and the title song “Little Queen.- Redbeard