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Ann and Nancy Wilson Receive Walk of Fame Star

The sisters of the rock band Heart attend an unveiling ceremony in front of The Musician’s Institute Tuesday.

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson received the 2,481st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, honored for the more than 35 million albums sold by their rock band, Heart, since the 1970s.

Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez from the band Alice in Chains and actress Rita Wilson joined the Wilsons in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard.

"This location is a coveted spot for many rock 'n' rollers and these ladies will join the likes of Journey and Motley Crue who also have stars on the property," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.

"We are thrilled with this latest star addition as many young aspiring female rockers look up to these legendary ladies of rock 'n' roll."

The ceremony follows one week after the release of the Wilsons' first book, Kicking & Dreaming, and one week before the release of Heart's latest studio CD, Fanatic.

Ann Wilson, a flautist and vocalist, joined the Seattle-based band in 1970, and her sister Nancy, an acoustic guitarist, in 1974, one year after it moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.

The band released its debut album Dreamboat Annie, in Canada in 1975 and in the United States in 1976. It included the hit singles, "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man," and sold more than one million copies.

Heart's other 1970s hits included "Barracuda" and "Straight On." Its 1980s and 1990s hits included "These Dreams," "Alone," "What About Love," "If Looks Could Kill" and "Never."

Heart returned to the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with its Red Velvet Car album.

The sisters have also had success as individuals.

Ann Wilson sang such songs that were best sellers and motion picture themes as "Almost Paradise" from Footloose, "Best Man in the World" from The Golden Child, and "Surrender to Me" from Tequila Sunrise.

Nancy Wilson composed and performed scores to a half-dozen motion pictures, including Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous.

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