born June 8, 1951, Skewen, West Glamorgan, Wales
Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins ) is a Welsh singer, songwriter and businesswoman.
Beginning as a local singer in Swansea, Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1976 album The World Starts Tonight.
Bonnie Tyler – The World Starts Tonight
Her 1978 single It’s a Heartache was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number one in several European countries and breaking the American charts.
Bonnie Tyler – It’s a Heartache
After winning the 10th World Popular Song Festival with 1979 single Sitting On the Edge of the Ocean, Tyler converted from country music to rock music.
Bonnie Tyler – Live In Munich 1993
With a career spanning nearly four decades, she has won three Golden Europa awards, an Echo Award, and has been nominated for three Brit Awards and three Grammy Awards.
She’s recognised as the International First Lady of Rock.
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart