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Bonnie Tyler


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Bonnie Tyler

 Bonnie Tyler was born Gaynor Hopkins in the village of Skewen on the outskirts of Swansea and Neath on 8th June 1951. Gaynor’s parents were Glyndwr, a collier and Elsey her mother, one of 4 children. Bonnie has a very distinctive gravelly voice and is well noted for singing big rock ballads. Her first record album ‘The World Starts Tonight’, was released in 1977 and had 2 well-known songs that are still popular today ‘Lost in France and More than a Lover’. In 1978 she had a massive worldwide hit with her song ‘It’s a Heartache’, which reached No 3 in the UK and No 4 in the USA. During the 1980s Bonnie collaborated with the internationally acclaimed songwriter Jim Steinman and together produced her biggest hit and international success ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’. Bonnie has worked throughout her recording career in collaboration with many famous singers and musicians such as Michael Bolton, Nick Kershaw. Albert Hammond, Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Brian Adams, Freda Payne and Elton John. Bonnie is still recording and her live concerts are very popular and always sold out. In 2019 she recorded her latest album ‘Between Earth and Stars’, with songs written by Barry Gibb and the incredibly talented Amy Wadge and sang as duets with Rod Stewart, Frances Rossi and Cliff Richards. Bonnie Tyler is one of the most successful female recording artists of all time. Her song ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, is one of the biggest selling singles of all time with sales of over 6 million records when it was released in 1983. Bonnie is still very popular and her music is played frequently on radio stations throughout the world and is still one of the worlds most  requested artists.


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