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Stars of the 80's, 90's and Now with Bonnie Tyler
29 August 2013 at 14:44 by Bronwyn Hardick - Get ready for a total eclipse of the heart! After twenty years, the legendary Bonnie Tyler returns to South Africa as part of Her Rocks and Honey world tour. Listen to her interview with Martin here!
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Get ready for a total eclipse of the heart! After twenty years, the legendary Bonnie Tyler returns to South Africa as part of Her Rocks and Honey world tour.

 

With a career spanning four decades and a voice instantly identifiable the world over, Bonnie is the international first lady of rock. Born in Skewen, Neath, South Wales, Tyler grew up listening to and being influenced by the legendary female artists of the day, such as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. Bonnie’s breakthrough hit was her second ever single “Lost In France” which climbed to No.9 in the UK charts. The track was then released in Europe and became a huge hit, staying in the Top Ten in Germany for over six months.

 

 

 

 

The 80’s saw even greater success. A burgeoning collaboration with epic rock pioneer Jim Steinman garnered phenomenal international recognition with the album “Faster Than The Speed Of Night”, and multi-platinum selling power ballad “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”. Continuing their working relationship – “Holding Out For A Hero”, from the soundtrack to the film “Footloose”, proved similarly popular. Tyler was impacting the European market so much that in 2003 recorded a dual-language cover of “Total Eclipse”, with French artist Kareen Antonn titled “Si demain (Turn Around)” which topped the charts in Belgium, Poland and France, the latter for ten weeks.

 

 

 

And now for the first time in more than 20 years she returns to South Africa for an electrifying show, for two days from 29-30 August at Emperors Palace!  

 

Listen to the interview here:

 

Part I 

 

 

 

Part II

 

 

Bonnie Tyler Reacts to Anne Hirsch's Rendition of 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacaranda FM employee, Glen was here the last time Bonnie was in SA. 20 years later, he gets a pic with her!

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