Bonnie Tyler

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 80s pop female vocalists rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Gaynor Hopkins, 8 June 1951, Skewen, South Wales. Tyler’s powerful, melodramatic voice was a perfect vehicle for the quasi-operatic imagination of producer Jim Steinman. After winning a talent contest in 1970, Tyler sang regularly in Welsh clubs and pubs, fronting a soul band called Mumbles. A throat operation in 1976 gave her voice an extra huskiness that attracted writer/producers Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe. Tyler successfully recorded their compositions ‘Lost In France’ and ‘It’s A Heartache’, a million-seller in the USA. ‘Married Men’ (from the movie The World Is Full Of Married Men) was only a minor hit, and in 1981 Tyler changed labels to CBS Records and was teamed with Meat Loaf producer Steinman. He created ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, a gigantic ballad that is probably Tyler’s finest performance. The single reached number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic while ‘Faster Than The Speed Of...

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