Heart frontwoman, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and at 65, new solo act, Ann Wilson, is out on the road in support of her first EP under her own name, The Ann Wilson Thing. Her eight-date run kicked off at the end of September in California and comes through New York City Wednesday night at City Winery, where she will be joined by Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste. Then he’ll head south and wrap in Nashville.
Today, the legendary artist, and one of rock n’ roll’s defining voices, shares with EW memories of the songs that shaped her.
The First Song I Was Obsessed With: “Baby Love” by the Supremes
“The first time I heard it, I was back in the dressing room getting ready for a show. Nancy and I were putting on our makeup and it came on and I just loved it. It’s so beautiful. I said, ‘Okay you guys, you have the play this song at my funeral,’ and everyone went, ‘Well, we’re not going to be there! We’re not coming because you’re not going to die!'”