A backstage pass to the creation of Heart, its evolution and the revival of its classic hits

This portrait of Heart promoted the band’s 1980 release, “Greatest Hits/Live.” The photo features, from left, Howard Leese, Steve Fossen, Ann Wilson. Mike Derosier and Nancy Wilson. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
This portrait of Heart promoted the band's 1980 release, "Greatest Hits/Live." The photo features, from left, Howard Leese, Steve Fossen, Ann Wilson. Mike Derosier and Nancy Wilson. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Perhaps the great unsung hero of the iconic rock band Heart is Seattle-born Steve Fossen, who reasonably could claim to be the group's founding father.