Australian singles chart:
Magic Man entered the Kent Music Report on 27 December 1976 and peaked at #6. The song was #53 on the Top 100 of 1977.
The song is on Dreamboat Annie which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 27 December 1976 and peaked at #9.
Heart formed in 1970 in Seattle, Washington, evolving from an existing band, White Heart. By the mid-1970s, original members Roger Fisher* (guitar) and Steve Fossen (bass guitar) had been joined by sisters Ann Wilson (lead vocals and flute) and Nancy Wilson (rhythm guitar, backing and occasional lead vocals), Michael Derosier (drums), and Howard Leese (guitar and keyboards) to form the lineup for the band’s initial 1970s success period.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(band)
The “Magic Man” is Mike Fisher*, the group’s original guitarist. He was Ann Wilson’s boyfriend, and she followed him to Canada during the Vietnam War years so he wouldn’t get drafted. In 1974, Nancy Wilson (Ann’s sister) joined the band and Fisher became their manager and sound engineer. The song is about being madly in love to the point where you are not thinking clearly.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/heart/magic-man
*Roger Fisher and Mike Fisher referred to in the above notes are brothers, and both were romantically linked to the Wilson sisters: Roger dated Nancy and Mike dated Ann.
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