1970s rock icon, 73, shocks fans with ageless looks 50 years after debut

1970s rock icon, 73, shocks fans with ageless looks 50 years after debut

Ann Wilson, frontwoman of rock band Heart, is heading back out on tour with them, over 50 years after they first formed (Picture: Getty)

Seventies rock singer Ann Wilson has wowed fans with her ageless appearance as she prepares to reunite with her band Heart.

The frontwoman of the group, now 73, is gearing up to go on a world tour with Heart, announced earlier this year much to the delight of their supporters.

The band has sold over 35million records, earned four Grammy nominations, and enjoyed success with chart-topping singles including Magic Man, Crazy on You and Barracuda.

Heart also had US Billboard number one singles with These Dream and their utterly iconic cover of Alone in the 1980s.

As well as her long dark hair and flawless complexion giving her a stunning appearance, Ann is also exceptionally well thought of among the group’s fans for her powerful vocals.

In comments under one of her most recent Instagram posts, she has been praised for having ‘the greatest voice in the history of rock’ and being ‘a magic woman’ and ‘true icon’.

(L-R) Roger Fisher, Howard Leese, Ann Wilson, Michael DeRosier, (front) Steve Fossen and Nancy Wilson of Heart in 1978 (Picture: Getty)

The 73-year-old singer, whose appearance has barely changed over the years, is beloved by her fans for her powerhouse vocals (Picture: Getty)

‘NO ONE has a voice like @annwilson. Her voice is sooooo unique that I could close my eyes, hear her sing and right away I could tell you who it is,’ insisted fan Melyssa York.

Fellow supporter @cajunp36 was also floored by how little her appearance had changed, commenting that she was ‘ageing naturally’.

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‘But she doesn’t age… Looks as young as her early days in music,’ he added.

Although their line-up has changed multiple over the years, Ann is a founding member – with Heart believed to be the first rock group fronted by a woman – alongside guitarist Roger Fisher and bass player Steve Fossen.

Ann, pictured in October, sings on hit songs including Alone, Barracuda and These Dreams (Picture: Instagram/@annwilson)

With sister Nancy Wilson, also a member of Heart, in 2019 (Picture: Getty)

Her sister Nancy Wilson, drummer Michael Derosier and Howard Leese were also part of the band during their initial success in the mid-to-late 1970s, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together as core members in 2013.

After a slump in popularity at the start of the decade, Heart enjoyed a comeback in 1985 with their self-titled eighth studio album, spawning hits like What About Love?, Never and Nothin’ At All.

It went on to sell five million copies, with the group eventually splitting in 1998 before sporadic reunions over the 2000s.

In 2016, they released their last album, Beautiful Broken, and in December played their first show in five years for a New Year’s Eve event in their hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Performing with guitarist Tom Bukovac in January, ahead of Heart’s Royal Flush Tour starting in April (Picture: Getty)

Heart performing onstage at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in July 1977 (Picture: Getty)

Ann and Nancy will be singing together again this year (Picture: Getty)

From April to September this year, Ann and Nancy will be on the road in the US, Canada and Europe for Heart’s Royal Flush Tour, alongside current fellow bandmembers Ryan Waters, Ryan Wariner, Paul Moak, Tony Lucido and Sean T. Lane.

Some dates also see them as a support act for fellow music greats Journey and Def Leppard, while their UK dates include special guest Squeeze.

Their UK stops include London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow during July.

Heart’s dates in the UK are in July (Picture: Getty)

Thrilled fans shared their excitement for the tour in the comments for the post announcing it, with Brenda writing: ‘Got my tickets yesterday! Dream come true!’

‘Yess I have my London tickets and cannot wait ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️’ added Annette O’Connor.

‘See you in Nottingham UK! Front row!’ shared Carl Goddard.

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