Joe Lynn Turner is a singer and songwriter who first rose to fame in the 1980s as the frontman of the hard rock band Rainbow. He is known for his powerful and emotive singing style, and has also had a successful solo career.
Turner was born in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1951. He began his music career in the 1970s, playing in a number of local bands before joining the hard rock band Rainbow in 1981. With Rainbow, Turner recorded several successful albums and toured extensively, performing with the band across the United States and Europe. His most notable album with Rainbow is “Bent Out of Shape” . His powerful and emotive singing style helped to establish the band as one of the most popular and influential groups of the era.
In the mid-1980s, Turner left Rainbow to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, “Rescue You,” was released in 1986 and featured a mix of hard rock and pop songs. The album was well-received by critics, and Turner embarked on a tour to promote it. Over the next several years, he released several more albums, including “Nothing’s Changed,” “Undercover,” and “Joe Lynn Turner.” He also collaborated with other musicians and bands, such as Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.
Turner has been honored with multiple awards throughout his career, and he is considered to be one of the best singers of his generation. He continues to perform and tour, and he has a large and dedicated fanbase. His contribution to the world of hard rock and heavy metal music is considered to be immense, and he continues to be an inspiration for many young singers and musicians around the world.