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Joe Lynn Turner

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Vocalist/guitarist Joe Lynn Turner began his music career because the frontman of Fandango in the past due ’70s. Turner sang and performed guitar around the band’s four albums, from a 1977 self-titled debut to Cadillac in 1980; this function brought him to the eye of Rainbow’s Ritchie Blackmore, who selected Turner to displace former vocalist Graham Bonnet. Turner’s stay static in Rainbow lasted from his 1981 debut on Hard to Cure before group’s separation in 1984; throughout that period, Rainbow released five albums and gained strikes like “Rock Chilly” and “I Surrender.” In 1985, Turner struck from his very own and released his single debut, Recovery You, however the record received hardly any critical interest despite having popular with “Endlessly.” Turner became a member of Yngvie Malmsteen’s music group for 1988’s Odyssey and the next year’s Reside in Leningrad: Trial by Fireplace, and also supplied history vocals for and/or had written tracks with Bonnie Tyler, Billy Joel, Cher, and Michael Bolton throughout that period. 1990 reunited Turner with Blackmore within a re-formed Deep Crimson for Slaves and Experts; however, tension installed between your bandmembers and he premiered through the group and only the band’s first vocalist Ian Gillan. Afterward, Turner supplied support vocals for Bolton and Taylor Dayne, amongst others, and released his second single record, Nothing Transformed, in 1995. Turner also made an appearance on tributes to Deep Crimson and AC/DC, and released two even more single albums prior to the end from the ’90s: the all-covers produces Under Cover from 1997 and Under Cover 2 from 1999. Since that time, he offers released many albums well worth of original materials in addition to teamed up with Glenn Hughes for the Hughes-Turner Task, Red Cream 69 users Dennis Ward, Uwe Reitenauer, and Chris Schmidt for the melodic AOR task Sunstorm, and guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), bass participant Tony Franklin (the Company, Whitesnake), and drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Ozzy Osbourne) for the Frontiers Information project Ranked X.

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Full Name Joe Lynn Turner
Profession Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Maya Turner
Children Liviana Turner
Music Groups Deep Purple, Rainbow, Sunstorm, Hughes Turner Project, Brazen Abbot, Mother's Army, Over the Rainbow, Fandango
Music Songs Love Conquers All, I Surrender, Can't Let You Go, Street Of Dreams, Stone Cold, Nothing Else Matters, Spotlight Kid, King of Dreams, Death Alley Driver, Endlessly, Can't Happen Here, Organ Solo, Snowman, Tearin' Out My Heart, The Cut Runs Deep, Desperate Heart, Fortuneteller, Truth Hurts, 16th Century Greensleeves, Fire Dance, Anybody There, Difficult to Cure
Albums Rescue You, Under Cover 2, Under Cover, Live in Germany, Slaves and Masters, Difficult to Cure, Second Hand Life, Hurry Up and Wait, Holy Man, The Usual Suspects, Slam, Fire Without Flame, Bent Out of Shape, Straight Between the Eyes, L.A. Blues Authority Volume II: Glenn Hughes – Blues, Live Between the Eyes, In the Absence of Pink, The Best of Rainbow, Jealous Lover, Deep Purple - Best Ballads, Live in Tokyo, Nothing's Changed, Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985 (Live), JLT, Glenn Hughes and Jo Lynn Turner


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game writer: "Stone Cold"
Beast Wars: Transformers 1996 TV Series performer: "Beast Wars Theme"
Loverboy 1989 writer: "Tell Me"
Blue de Ville 1986 TV Movie performer: "Losing You", "On the Run"
The Heavenly Kid 1985 performer: "Heartless"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue de Ville 1986 TV Movie Eric Fury

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad 1989 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Canadian Ballet 1998 Documentary music supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ritchie Blackmore Story 2015 Documentary Himself
X Factor: Bulgaria 2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Street of Dreams 2013 Documentary Himself
I Hurt My Mom 2012 Video short Himself
Moms Are Simply Waiting for Us 2012 Video short Himself (voice)
That Metal Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
One Night in Weston 2008 Video Himself
Guitar Gods: Ritchie Blackmore 2007 Video documentary Himself
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story 2006 Documentary Himself
Deep Purple: New, Live and Rare - The Video Collection 2001 Video documentary Himself
Deep Purple: Love Conquers All 1992 Video Himself
Deep Purple: Heavy Metal Pioneers 1991 Video Himself
Rockstop! 1991 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Deep Purple Live in Ostrava 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad 1989 Video Himself
Rainbow: The Final Cut 1985 Video documentary Himself
Rainbow: Japan Tour 1984 Video Himself
Rainbow: Live Between the Eyes 1982 Video documentary Himself

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