Bonnie Tyler

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Last updated: 03 July 2009

Born Gaynor Hopkins on 8 June 1951, the artist known as Bonnie Tyler began her musical career in the picturesque village of Skewen, near Swansea, where she grew up listening to Tamla Motown and 1960s blues records.

Video: Bonnie Tyler performing Total Eclipse Of The Heart on Top Of The Pops

Performing in the pubs of South Wales gave her the first taste of performance, and in 1969 she entered a local talent show, performing Mary Hopkin's Those Were The Days. It became the springboard to international success.

Read the full Bonnie Tyler biography.

Key works

  • Heart Strings cover

    Heart Strings (2003)

  • Secret Dreams cover

    Secret Dreams... (1986)

  • The World Starts Tonight cover

    The World Starts Tonight (1977)

    Bonnie's debut album from 1977.

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