Heart, which emerged as one of the hottest acts of the late 1970s on the strength of hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man" and "Barracuda." Although the group's commercial success waned in the early half of the following decade, in 1985 they resurfaced with a self-titled effort for Capitol that launched no less than four Top Ten hits, among them the chart-topping "These Dreams." In the early 1990s, the Wilson sisters also formed a new outfit dubbed the Lovemongers; Heart's prolonged hiatus helped pave the way for the 1999 release of Nancy's solo debut, Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, a set recorded two years earlier at the famed Santa Monica, CA venue.
Nancy gave birth to twins boys on January 23, 2000: Williams James Crowe & Curtis Wilson Crowe. Her parents are John (1922-2000) & Lois Wilson, and her sisters are Lynn Wilson & Ann Wilson. Lynn is married and a mother of two adult boys John & Reed, and has a grandson. Ann Wilson has adopted a son and a daughter and raised them as a single-mother.
Ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll with her sister Ann Wilson.
Appeared in a small-cameo in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) playing the 'pretty-blonde girl' in the sports car. The one whom while stopped at a red-light turns her head and first smiles and then laughs at 'Brad Hamilton' (Judge Reinhold) who's dressed as a pirate. She later married the film's writer, Cameron Crowe.
Daughter-in-law of Alice Marie Crowe.
She and her husband, Cameron Crowe, had a small cameo in Say Anything... (1989), which he directed.
Sang lead vocals on the top 20 hit "There's The Girl".
Nancy has played a role in composing music for most of Crowe's films including Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, and Elizabethtown. She also had cameos in Crowe's The Wild Life (1984) as Rick's wife and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), credited as "Beautiful Girl in Corvette".
Nancy and Ann both took part in 2010's We Are the World: 25 for Haiti.
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Nancy Lamoureux Wilson (born March 16, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle/Vancouver band Heart.
Wilson was born in San Francisco, California. Nancy and her sister grew up in Southern California and Taiwan before their Marine Corps father retired to the Seattle suburb of Bellevue. Nancy finished high school then attended Pacific University in Oregon and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she majored in art and German literature. She then played solo gigs until 1974 when she quit college and moved to Canada to join her sister in Heart. She and Heart guitarist Roger Fisher, brother of Ann's boyfriend/Heart's manager Mike Fisher, lived together for some time.
While Ann is the lead singer on most of the Heart recordings, Nancy is the lead vocalist on "Treat Me Well", "These Dreams", "Stranded", "There's The Girl" and "Will You Be There (In The Morning)" and frequently performs background and harmony vocals. Nancy is the band's rhythm and lead guitarist. In 1999, Nancy Wilson released a solo live album, Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop.
Nancy married American film director and Rolling Stone writer Cameron Crowe on 27 July 1986, and they have twin boys William James Crowe and Curtis Wilson Crowe, born 23 January 2000.