|Born||February 14, 1950|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, folk rock, pop, AOR|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, musician, songwriter|
|Instruments||Guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, vocals|
|Labels||Mushroom, Capitol, Portrait, Epic, EMI Canada, MCA|
|Associated acts||Heart, Alias, The Clever Bastards, Roger Fisher and The Human Tribe|
Roger Fisher (born February 14, 1950) is a guitarist primarily known as one of the founding members of the band Heart. His tenure lasted from 1963 (in the band's first incarnation) until 1980.
A guitarist is a person who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of guitar family instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar by singing or playing the harmonica.
Heart is an American rock band formed in 1970 in Seattle by Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher, David Belzer (keys), and Jeff Johnson (drums). It evolved from an existing band, White Heart. Since 1973 the vocalists for Heart have been sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. Over Heart's history, it has had three primary lineups.
The band Heart started out as the Army in 1963 in Seattle, Washington, formed by bassist Steve Fossen and brothers Roger and Michael Fisher. The group went by the names Army, Hocus Pocus, and White Heart before settling on just Heart in the mid-1970s. Ann Wilson joined the band in 1970 and Nancy in 1974; romances sprang up between the Fisher brothers and Wilson sisters, with Mike dating Ann and Roger dating Nancy.
Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Heart. Wilson was listed as one of the "Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time" by Hit Parader magazine in 2006. Wilson has a dramatic soprano vocal range.
Heart rose to fame following the release of their debut album, Dreamboat Annie , in 1976. Follow-up albums Little Queen , Magazine , and Dog and Butterfly also sold well. Following the release of the Dog and Butterfly album, the Roger Fisher / Nancy Wilson romance came to an end. In October 1979, Fisher was dismissed from the group.
Dreamboat Annie is the debut studio album by American rock band Heart. At the time, the band was based in Vancouver, British Columbia; the album was recorded in Vancouver and first released in Canada by the local label Mushroom Records in the summer of 1975. It was released in the United States on February 14, 1976, through the subsidiary of Mushroom Records in Los Angeles. The album contains three commercially successful singles, two of which became staples on FM radio. Producer Mike Flicker helped the group to polish their sound and obtain a recording contract with the label.
Little Queen is the second studio album by American rock band Heart. It was released on May 14, 1977, by Portrait Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Kaye Smith Studios in Seattle, Washington, from February to April 1977. On June 29, 2004, a remastered version of Little Queen was released by Epic Records and Legacy Recordings with two bonus tracks.
Magazine is the third studio album by American rock band Heart. It was originally released on April 19, 1977, by Mushroom Records in unfinished form, without the band's permission. A second authorized version of the album was released on April 22, 1978. The album has been certified platinum in both the United States and Canada.
In 1990, Roger Fisher formed the band Alias with vocalist Freddy Curci and guitarist Steve DeMarchi, both were previous members of the Canadian rock band Sheriff. The two other musicians were also ex-Heart members Steve Fossen on bass and Mike Derosier on drums. Alias had a few hits, most notably in 1990 with the song “More Than Words Can Say”, which in 2005 resurfaced in a Subway sandwich commercial. Alias toured extensively through 1990. The band also performed twice on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson , once with Johnny Carson and once with Jay Leno. The group disbanded in the early 1990s while touring to promote their album.
Alias is a Canadian rock supergroup, formed in 1988 in Toronto by vocalist Freddy Curci and guitarist Steve DeMarchi of the Canadian arena rock band Sheriff, along with Heart founding members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen, and Mike Derosier.
Sheriff was a Canadian rock band in the early 1980s, best known for their hit song "When I'm with You".
"More Than Words Can Say" is a song by Canadian rock band Alias. It was released in September 1990 as the second single from their debut eponymous album. The power ballad became a No. 2 hit in the United States and reached No. 1 in Canada for four weeks.
Fisher continues his musical career. He has recorded two solo albums and has collaborated with many musicians in the Pacific Northwest USA, including session/touring percussionist Matthew Burgess. He was also involved with a group called "Clever Bastards". Fisher moved with his family from Washington State to Prague, Czech Republic, in 2007.As of September 2008, however, he resides in Monroe, Washington.
Monroe is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is located at the confluence of the Skykomish, Snohomish, and Snoqualmie rivers in the Cascade foothills, about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Seattle. The population was 17,304 at the 2010 census. The population was estimated at 19,363 in 2018.
Fisher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Heart.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development. Small groups of distinguished individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame annually.
Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and film composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.
Dog & Butterfly is the fourth studio album by American rock band Heart, released on October 7, 1978 through Portrait Records. Heart rebounded from their legal dispute with Mushroom Records over the release of the platinum-selling Magazine in April 1978, as Dog & Butterfly was certified double platinum, spent 36 weeks on the charts, and peaked at No. 17 on the US Billboard 200. The album was the 'proper' successor to 1977's hit Little Queen in terms of musical development and direction, and contained two hit singles: "Straight On", and "Dog & Butterfly".
Bébé le Strange is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Heart. It was released on February 14, 1980 through Epic Records. It was the first album without founding member Roger Fisher on lead guitar, who had left the band months prior along with his brother Michael.
"Magic Man" is a song by the American rock band Heart. The single was released in Canada in July 1975, and in America in 1976, as the second single from the band's debut album, Dreamboat Annie. Written and composed by Ann and Nancy Wilson, the song is sung from the viewpoint of a young girl who is being seduced by an older man, much to the chagrin of her mother, who calls and begs the girl to come home. In an interview, Ann Wilson revealed that the "Magic Man" was her then boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher, and that part of the song was an autobiographical tale of the beginnings of their relationship.
"Crazy on You" is a song by American rock band Heart from their debut studio album, Dreamboat Annie (1975). It was released as the album's third single in March 1976, while marking the band's debut single in the United States.
"Dreamboat Annie" is a song written and recorded by the rock band Heart. It is the title track from their debut album Dreamboat Annie and was released as its third single in 1976. The song had originally appeared as the B-side to Heart's debut single "Crazy on You" earlier that year.
Heart - Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the American rock band Heart. It is the sixteenth of the band's album releases.
Federico "Freddy" Curci is a Canadian album-oriented rock vocalist and songwriter. He was lead singer for the band Sheriff and later founded and became frontman for the band Alias, a position he retains to this day.
Alias is the debut album from the Canadian rock band Alias, released in 1990 by Capitol Records.
Dreamboat Annie Live is a live DVD released by the American rock band Heart in October 2007, which features Heart performing all ten songs from their 1976 debut album, Dreamboat Annie, plus five extra performances. The concert was also broadcast on DirecTV. The concert soundtrack was released as a live album, with the UK edition containing two bonus live tracks.
Steven DeMarchi is a Canadian guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the bands Sheriff (1979–1985) and Alias (1988–1991). DeMarchi also played guitar for The Cranberries (1996–2003) and was the main guitarist for Dolores O'Riordan (2005–2008).
Never Say Never, released in 2009, is the second album from the 1990s hard rock band Alias.
Strange Euphoria is a career-spanning box set album by Heart. It features several of their hit songs as well as songs by The Lovemongers, solo songs by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, a recording by the pre-Heart group Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks that goes back to 1968, and previously unreleased demos and live tracks. A DVD is also included featuring a 1976 concert at Washington State University for the Pullman, Washington-based KWSU-TV concert series The Second Ending in promotion for their debut album Dreamboat Annie.
"Waiting for Love" is the final single by Canadian hard rock supergroup Alias. Written by Brett Walker and Jeff Paris, it was released in 1991 as the third single from Alias' debut studio album Alias (1990). The song peaked at number 4 on the Canadian Singles Chart, and number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.