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Bonnie Tyler

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Bonnie Tyler

Welsh singer add

Category: Music

Born in 1951.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), United States (21%), Germany (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: BBC, Jim Steinman, Wales

Linked to: Rovi Corporation, Apple, Inc., Recording Industry Association of America, BBC

 

Timeline


 

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Bonnie Tyler was born in 1951 add something


1969

In April 1969, aged 17, Hopkins' aunt entered her in a local talent contest add something


1970

A recent review by "F Newsmagazine" described a number of the tracks as "filler material", but drew out similarities between many of the tracks and other 1970s and 1980s hit singles add something

 

Her voice has had her compared to Rod Stewart and Kim Carnes as a result of her vocal nodules operation in the 1970s, sometimes even being referenced as "the female Rod Stewart", and "the female Meat Loaf", after her collaboration with Jim Steinman add something

 

Tyler first achieved major chart success in the 1970s with "It's a Heartache" add something


1973

On 14 July 1973, she married Robert Sullivan, an estate agent and Swansea night club manager who had represented the UK at the 1972 Munich Olympics as a judoka add something


1975

Born in Skewen, she spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975 add something

 

In 1975, Roger Bell, working for Chapel Music at the time, visited a music club in South Wales to see some record contract hopefuls, but came in on the wrong floor to find Hopkins singing "Nutbush City Limits" with Imagination add something


1976

Tyler did not record any duets while signed to RCA Records between 1976 and 1980, when her contract ended add something

 

It took six weeks for the song to chart in the UK, but peaked at number 9 in November 1976 add something


1977

In the summer of 1977, the song "Heaven" was released, taken from her upcoming second studio album add something

 

The success of "Lost in France" saw Tyler nominated for the Brit award for Best British Newcomer in 1977 add something

 

Tyler released four albums for RCA Records from 1977 to 1981, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with Scott and Wolfe's management, who were trying to market her as a pop-country music artist add something

 

Tyler's career continued, and she was announced as the support act during Gene Pitney's tour in February 1977 add something

 

Following a performance of the song on "Top of the Pops" in March 1977, the BBC banned "More Than a Lover" from receiving air play on television due to "unsuitable lyrical content add something


1978

King praised Tyler's recording after seeing her perform the song live in Los Angeles in 1978 add something

 

RCA released Tyler's first ever compilation album in 1978 add something

 

Tyler's second studio album "Natural Force" was released in 1978, and was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over half a million copies add something


 

World Popular Song Festival - Tyler's first major award was received at the 10th World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo in 1979, where Tyler represented the United Kingdom with her single "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean" add something

 

Tyler's first tour of Japan took place in 1979 add something

 

Tyler's third studio album, "Diamond Cut", was released in 1979 add something

 

It peaked at number thirty-five on the UK Singles Chart in July 1979 add something


1980

Avis Hopkins changed her name in the 1980s to Amanda Scott and released the track "Lies" in 1988 add something

 

Her brother, Paul Hopkins, is lead singer of local Swansea band, Sunshine Cab Co. He co-wrote most of Tyler's 1980s B-sides, including "Time" and "Gonna Get Better", as well as composing some tracks for her albums, such as "The Reason Why" from "All in One Voice" add something

 

In addition, she received three Grammy nominations in the 1980s, and three Brit award nominations add something

 

Reviews of the album reflected the success of the album, regarding it as a herald that Tyler "should be re-teaming with a producer of Jim Steinman's caliber to bring out the best in her inimitable voice," and that the album content falls short of her previous work in the 1980s add something

 

She achieved further chart success in the 1980s with the two hit singles "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Holding Out for a Hero" add something

 

Tyler's previous manager David Aspden aimed to target the UK and US music markets in the 1980s, though success there fluctuated add something


1982

She signed with Columbia Records in 1982 add something

 

Sophie Grigson - After graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics , she worked for a time as a production manager of pop videos for groups including Bonnie Tyler and The Style Council


1983

UK Albums Chart - Her 1983 album "Faster Than the Speed of Night" debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, earning her a Guinness World Record for being the first female artist to do so add something

 

Bonnie Tyler has collaborated on a number of tracks between 1983 and 2014 add something

 

Her first two duets were released in 1983 add something

 

In addition, the BBC requested that Tyler represent the United Kingdom at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, though she turned this down add something

 

In the following week, "Faster Than the Speed of Night", Tyler's most successful album, was re-titled "Faster Than the Speed of Night " under a re-release marking the 30th anniversary of its release in the United States in 1983 add something

 

That album, "Faster Than the Speed of Night", was released in Europe in spring and in America in autumn 1983 add something

 

Max Weinberg - At a point in 1983, Weinberg was featured on the number one and number two songs on the Billboard Hot 100, Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and Air Supply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", both Steinman creations


1984

The most successful single from this album was "Holding Out for a Hero", used for the soundtrack of Footloose and as the main theme for the 1984 US television series "Cover Up", though the version heard on the TV series was not Tyler's original but performed by the singer E.G. Daily add something


1985

In 1985, she recorded "A Rockin' Good Way " with Shakin' Stevens for his album "The Bop Won't Stop" add something

 

Robin Gibb - In 1985, he released his fifth solo album "Walls Have Eyes" with the singles "Like a Fool" and "Toys", both songs were not charted in the US or UK. These three albums were more successful in Europe than in the UK or US. In 1986, Gibb joined Thompson Twins, Zak Starkey, Cliff Richard, Bonnie Tyler, John_Parr and Holly Johnson under the name "Anti-Heroin Project" to record a charity single called "Live-In World", In late 1986, the Bee Gees began to writing and recording songs for their album "E.S.P." to be released in 1987

 

Giorgio Moroder - In addition to producing several hits with Donna Summer, Moroder produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, a handful of songs on Bonnie Tyler's album "Bitterblue" as well as her 1985 single "Here She Comes" and a score of songs for performers including David Bowie, Irene Cara, Madleen Kane, Melissa Manchester, Blondie, Japan, and France Joli

 

Lissette - She is best known for recording a Spanish language-version of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in 1985


1986

The first release came in 1986; "Sem Limites Pra Sonhar" with Brazilian singer Fabio Jr add something

 

The second single from the album, "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man", became another Top 10 hit in France in 1986 and was certified Silver add something

 

Tyler continued to work with Steinman after the success of "Faster Than the Speed of Night", and in 1986 she released her second album with him, entitled "Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire" add something

 

Hywel Bennett - He appeared in the 1986 music video of "Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It" by Bonnie Tyler and Todd Rundgren


1987

In 1987, Tyler recorded vocals for the Mike Oldfield single "Islands", which was a European chart hit add something

 

She performed the song with Oldfield at the 1987 Goldene Europa awards add something


1988

Reading Festival - As part of the UK Hide Your Heart Tour in 1988, Tyler performed at the Reading Festival among acts such as Meat Loaf and Jefferson Starship add something

 

I think they edited the best parts out of it," she told Swansea Sound in a 1988 interview add something

 

It was with EastWest that she recorded "Free Spirit", a critically acclaimed album which became her first U.S. release since "Hide Your Heart" in 1988 add something

 

Since 1988, Tyler and her husband Robert Sullivan have owned a five-bedroom home in Albufeira in the Algarve add something

 

Tyler released one more album with Columbia Records in 1988 add something

 

The Best (song) - "'The Best"'" is a song written by Mike Chapman and Holly Knight, originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler on her 1988 release "Hide Your Heart"


1990

A previously unreleased recording from the 1990s appeared on SoundCloud in March 2012, entitled "Never Gonna Take No for an Answer", written by British songwriter Martin Brown and Tyler's bassist and member of Romeo's Daughter, Ed Poole add something

 

She collaborated with Jim Steinman again in the late 1990s, recording "Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts" for the concept album of Steinman and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Whistle Down The Wind" add something

 

She recorded three duets on her Hansa Records albums in the 1990s add something

 

Jeff Lynne - Lynne's work in the 1990s includes production of a 1993 album for singer/songwriter Julianna Raye entitled "Something Peculiar" and production or songwriting contributions to albums by Roger McGuinn , Joe Cocker , Aerosmith , Tom Jones , Bonnie Tyler , the film "Still Crazy", Hank Marvin , Et Moi , and the Tandy Morgan Band


1991

German producer and songwriter Dieter Bohlen reached out to Tyler in 1991, proposing a collaboration add something

 

Tyler signed a recording contract with Hansa Records, releasing her eighth album "Bitterblue" on 11 November 1991 add something


1992

She did the same in 1992, when "Pethaino Stin Erimia" was released as a Greek single with Sofia Arvaniti add something

 

"Angel Heart" was released as the follow-up album to "Bitterblue" in October 1992 add something

 

Chris Thompson (English musician) - Thompson has been featured on several albums by artists such as Alan Parsons, Jan Hammer, Steve Hackett, Bonnie Tyler, Mike_Oldfield, and Sarah Brightman, as well as providing back up vocals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, and later for Brian May of Queen, during his first few solo concerts, in South America in 1992


 

Her success with "Angel Heart" led to her several awards and nominations, including a Bravo Otto award in Germany, and an Echo award for best pop/rock singer of 1993 add something

 

In January 1993, Tyler's old record company Columbia Records released "The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler" add something

 

The third and final album under Hansa, "Silhouette in Red", was released in October 1993 add something


 

Tyler received the Goldene Europa award and won Best International Female Vocalist at the Echo awards in 1994 add something


1995

Stuart Emerson worked on the album, composing six of the tracks, two of which were re-recordings from Tyler's "Free Spirit" album from 1995 add something

 

"Free Spirit" was released in 1995, in Europe by EastWest and in the U.S. by Atlantic Records add something


1996

The album was re-released in 1996, with the addition of the song "Limelight", which was used as the official song of the German Olympic Team add something

 

Their reunion saw the release of "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", which narrowly missed the UK Top 40 in January 1996 add something


1997

Returning to Germany in 1997, Tyler recorded "He's the King" for the German film "Der König von St. Pauli" add something

 

Tyler appeared in the film performing the song in a casino. The single was released in December 1997, reaching number ninety-five in Germany add something


1998

Also in 1998, Tyler recorded "Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts" for the concept album "Whistle Down the Wind", a musical which premiered in 1996 add something

 

Frankie Miller - In 1998, Miller's collaboration with Will Jennings, "The Sun Goes Up the Sun Comes Down", was performed by Bonnie Tyler, Paul Carrack and Jools Holland at a charity concert for the disabled held in Edinburgh


2000

In 2000, Tyler recorded "Tables Turn" with Mal Pope for his album "The Ring" add something


2001

In 2001, Tyler co-wrote four songs with Gary Pickford-Hopkins on his "GPH" album, and duetted with him on the track "Loving You Means Leaving You" add something

 

In 2001, Tyler released a "Greatest Hits" compilation in conjunction with her 50th birthday add something


2002

In 2002, EMI Music suggested Tyler create an album consisting of covers that she would select, accompanied by an orchestra add something

 

She had recently worked with Karl Jenkins at Night of the Proms 2002, and asked him to make arrangement for 13 tracks that she selected for the album add something

 

All the tracks were originally recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Smecky Music Studios in Prague, and Tyler and her band added their layers at The Engine Room in London between June and September 2002 add something


2003

In 2003, Tyler was approached by French singer Kareen Antonn to record a bilingual version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" add something

 

The Heart Strings Tour in Germany followed between April and May 2003, and Tyler headlined in the 2003 Donauinselfest add something

 

Tyler accepted and the track was released in December 2003 add something

 

Imogen Heap - Heap and Sigsworth remain firm friends, and have worked together since the project, including their temporary re-formation in late 2003, when they covered the Bonnie Tyler classic, "Holding Out for a Hero", which was featured during the credits of the movie "Shrek 2" after Jennifer Saunders version in the film


2004

In 2004, Tyler recorded vocals in English and German on "Vergiss Es ", sung with Matthias Reim add something

 

In 2004, "Guinness World Records" published "British Hit Singles and Albums", which claimed that Tyler was the first British female to debut at number one in the UK Albums Chart with "Faster Than the Speed of Night" in 1983 add something

 

Tyler and Antonn released a second hit single, "Si tout s'arrête ", in 2004 add something


2005

For her birthday in 2005, Tyler and her French band performed in La Cigale, Paris, and in Zaragosa, Spain, before an audience of 100,000 people add something

 

In 2005, Tyler was filmed in the Algarve for a short Polish entertainment TV show called "Zacisze gwiazd", which explores the houses of actors and musicians add something

 

They appeared at the Rock for Asia concert in 2005 add something

 

Tyler was involved in writing several tracks for her 2005 album "Wings", including its singles "Louise" and "Celebrate" add something

 

Lorraine Crosby - In 2005 she sang a duet with Bonnie Tyler for the track "I'll Stand by You" from the album "Wings"


2006

The concerts were filmed and brought together to be released on a CD and DVD in 2006 and 2007 respectively add something

 

"Wings "was re-released in the United Kingdom in 2006 under the title "Celebrate", though the album again failed to chart add something

 

In September 2006, Tyler made her first appearance on US television in years, as she sang a duet of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with actress Lucy Lawless on the American show "Celebrity Duets" add something


2007

Bonnie Tyler featured on a 2007 charity album called "Over the Rainbow" add something

 

The Best (song) - Bonnie Tyler's version of the song was used in a tribute video for WWE wrestler Edge that aired on the July 20, 2007 edition of "WWE Friday Night SmackDown"


2008

Lorraine Crosby - In November 2008 she appeared at Newcastle City Hall with special guest Bonnie Tyler to launch her album entitled "Mrs Loud"


2009

In 2009, it was announced by Mal Pope that he had recruited Tyler to perform the title track to his self-written musical, "Cappuccino Girls", which would tour in Wales in the following months add something

 

On 1 November 2009, Tyler joined artists including Escala, Joss Stone and Bananarama in a charity concert in support of breast cancer research add something


2010

In 2010, she recorded "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" with Albert Hammond on his album "Legend" add something

 

Robin Gibb - Also in 2010, Gibb toured in Australia with Bonnie Tyler as his supporting guest


 

Also in 2011, Tyler won an award at the BMI London awards for "It's a Heartache" gaining over 3 million airplays on US television and radio since it was first recorded in 1977 add something

 

As well as music awards, Tyler has received local honours in Wales, and became freeman of Neath Port Talbot in 2011 for her "lifelong worldwide contribution in the field of entertainment add something

 

In 2011, Tyler appeared on Swedish TV show "Kvällen är din" , singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with Swedish singer Niklas Paulström add something

 

On her 2011 compilation "Best of 3 CD", Antonn's vocals were replaced by backing singer, Fanny Llado, who had contributed backing vocals to Tyler's albums "Simply Believe" and "Wings" add something

 

It was first released to French radio stations on 29 August 2011 add something

 

On 26 September 2011, Sony Music released a compilation entitled "Best of 3 CD", which featured two new tracks; a duet with French singer Laura Zen entitled "Amour Éternel ", and "Under One Sky", a song written by Paul D. Fitzgerald, the main songwriter on Tyler's 2005 album "Wings" add something

 

In December 2011, a portrait of Tyler by Rolf Harris, owned by Cathy Sims, was appraised for £50,000 on BBC's "Antiques Roadshow" add something


2012

Tyler travelled to Nashville, Tennessee with her manager in early 2012 to scout for new material to record add something

 

Amidst the news of the upcoming album, Tyler recorded a duet with Rolf Harris at Dean Street Studios in August 2012 add something

 

In November 2012, Tyler donated a diamante-studded denim jacket to help raise funds for the at-the-time missing five-year-old April Jones add something

 

Vince Gill - In April 2012, it was confirmed that Gill had been working with Bonnie Tyler on her upcoming album, performing a duet with her entitled "What You Need from Me"


 

After the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Eurovision Song Contest Radio hosted their annual awards, where Tyler was the first United Kingdom representative to receive an award add something

 

For the 2013 BBC Children in Need charity appeal, Tyler re-recorded "Holding Out for a Hero" for two promotional clips, with the motto 'Be a Hero' to encourage the public in the charity's fundraising campaign add something

 

Her latest album "Rocks and Honey" has had moderate success in Europe, with her single "Believe in Me" being used as the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 add something

 

She performed in the Crocus City Hall, Moscow, on 31 January 2013 add something

 

On 11 June 2013, she nominated the charity for the Pride of Britain awards add something

 

Swansea University presented Tyler with an honorary degree in July 2013; she was made a doctor of literature add something

 

She has since performed the track in concerts including the NDR Summer Tour in Germany on 27 July 2013 add something

 

In August 2013, the second single from the album, "This Is Gonna Hurt", was released, and was 'B' listed on BBC Radio 2's airplay playlist add something

 

Tyler completed her South Africa Tour 2013 in September 2013 with her band, which included two sell-out shows in Johannesburg at the Emperors Palace Hotel & Casino. She performed four new tracks from "Rocks and Honey" and visited several tourist sites around Cape Town towards the end of the tour, which marked 20 years since her last concert in the country add something

 

Upon her return to the United Kingdom, Tyler visited the BBC Radio 2 studios in London to record for the "Tracks of My Years" segments on Ken Bruce's morning show, which lasted for five days beginning on the week commencing 9 September 2013 add something

 

In October 2013, Tyler was presented with the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors' award in the Savoy Hotel add something

 

Status Quo (band) - In December 2013 that year, Quo toured under the Quofest banner for a second year, this time supported by Bonnie Tyler and Eddie and the Hot Rods


2014

They sung "Miserere" in English and Italian for his 2014 album "One Day like This" add something

 

The first is an Italian-English version of "Miserere" with Rhydian Roberts, for his album "One Day like This", which was released on 14 April 2014 add something

 

The event was held in Swansea on 19 June 2014, where Tyler performed alongside her brother Paul Hopkins add something

 

Tyler's latest duet with Frankie Miller is due to be released in September 2014 add something

 

The album was released on 8 September 2014 add something

 

Jim Steinman - In October 2014, Bonnie Tyler told "Daily Sabah" that she is again working with Jim Steinman on a new album


2015

In June 2015, Tyler performed "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" on "Die schönsten Disney Songs aller Zeiten", a German TV show celebrating numerous popular Disney songs add something

 

A recording of the song was made, and is due to be released on a multi-artist compilation in July 2015 add something

 

In September 2015, she appeared on the live NBC show "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" performing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Holding Out for a Hero", featuring vocals from Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Scherzinger and Alec Baldwin add something

 

Yann Kermorgant - The miss turned Kermorgant into a "villain" and prompted the release of the fan-made "A Song For Yann Kermorgant", set to the tune of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler, which has over 636,000 views on YouTube as of May 2015


2016

In February 2016, Tyler's small-scale Greatest Hits Tour was announced by Eventim; seven shows in Germany, from October to November 2016 add something

 

In March 2016, Tyler's small-scale Greatest Hits Tour was announced by Eventim; ten shows in Germany, from October to November 2016 add something

 

The Lord Mayor of Swansea will be honouring Tyler for Services to Music at the first ever Lord Mayors' Honours ceremony on 29 July 2016 add something

 

Tyler contributed vocals to Frankie Miller's album "Frankie Miller's Double Take", which was released on 30 September 2016 add something

 

In October 2016, Tyler embarked on her Greatest Hits Tour in Germany add something


2017

She supported Swansea Bay being named the "City of Culture 2017" in November 2013 add something

 

In February 2017, it was announced that Tyler would be releasing a new single called "Love's Holding On" with German heavy metal band Axel Rudi Pell add something

 

In April 2017, it was announced that Tyler would be joining the cast of the new tv series "Nana and the Fanatics", a scripted comedy about recovering addicts add something

 

On 16 August 2017, it was announced that Tyler would perform "Total Eclipse of the Heart" aboard the MS Oasis of the Seas during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, backed by American dance-rock band DNCE, and lead singer Joe Jonas add something

 

In August 2017, Tyler performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" aboard the MS Oasis of the Seas with American dance-rock band DNCE to mark the solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 add something

 

Jim Steinman - In May 2017, it was announced that Steinman would partner with Douglas Rocker, Guthrie Govan, Bonnie Tyler, and Rick Wakeman to produce Season 2 of Rocker's space rock opera, The Docker's Guild


2018

In March 2018, Tyler embarked on a 22-date tour of Germany and Austria to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "It's a Heartache", with Sharron Levy as support add something


2019

Tyler's seventeenth studio album "Between the Earth and the Stars", produced by David Mackay, will be released by earMusic in March 2019 add something

 

Her latest album "Between the Earth and the Stars" was released on 15 March 2019 add something

 

Tyler will embark on the Between the Earth and the Stars Live tour in April 2019 add something

 

Rod Stewart - Stewart duets with Bonnie Tyler on three tracks of her 2019 studio album , "Between the Earth and the Stars", including the title track