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 disappointment and sweetness of "Alone." The uncooked power of "Crazy On You." those songs, and such a lot of extra, are a part of the material of yankee track. center, fronted via Ann and Nancy Wilson, has given fanatics far and wide vintage, uncooked, and natural badass rock and roll for greater than 3 a long time. because the merely sisters in rock who write their very own song and play their very own tools, Ann and Nancy have regularly stood apart—certainly from their male opposite numbers but in addition from their woman friends. via refusing to permit themselves and their tune be outlined via their gender, and through by no means permitting their sexuality to overshadow their expertise, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and within the approach prepared the ground for lots of of today's lady artists.

In Kicking and Dreaming, Ann and Nancy, with the aid of seriously acclaimed and bestselling track biographer Charles R. move, recount a trip that has taken them from a gypsy-like existence because the childrens of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen again roads of Vancouver, the place they obtained their commence as a band, to the top of success—and occasionally extra. In those pages, readers will research the reality concerning the courting that encouraged "Magic Man" and "Crazy On You," the turmoil of inter-band romances long gone awry, the truth of existence at the highway as unmarried ladies after which as moms of young children, and the fun of acting and sometimes partying with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and different rock legends. It has no longer consistently been a simple course. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a early life stutter, physique picture, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the soreness and sadness of fertility concerns and a failed marriage yet eventually stumbled on love back and happiness as a mother. via all of it, the sisters drew from the energy of a relatives bond that trumps every little thing else, as informed during this intimate, sincere, and uniquely lady tackle the rock and roll lifestyles.

all through their profession, Ann and Nancy have by no means discovered 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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CHAPTER XXIX - Loading for Home舒A Surprise舒Last of an Old Friend舒The Last ... CHAPTER XXX - Beginning the Long Return Voyage舒A Scare CHAPTER XXXI - Bad Prospects舒First Touch of Cape Horn舒Icebergs舒Temperance ... 舡舒Heading ... CHAPTER XXXIII - Cracking on舒Progress Homeward舒A Pleasant Sunday舒A Fine Sight舒By-Play CHAPTER XXXIV - Narrow Escapes舒The Equator舒Tropical Squalls舒A Thunder Storm CHAPTER XXXV - A Double-reef-top-sail Breeze - Scurvy-A Friend in ... CHAPTER XXXVI - Soundings舒Sights from Home舒Boston Harbor舒Leaving the Ship Concluding Chapter AFTERWORD - Twenty-four Years After Afterword Twenty-four Years After Endnotes APPENDIX Dictionary of Sea Terms Inspired by Richard Henry Dana Jr.

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