JOE LYNN TURNER: 
Joseph Arthur Mark Linquito

An a career that spans nearly 30 years and includes over 60 album credits, Joe Lynn Turner ("JLT") remains one of rock and roll's most distinctive, soulful and expressive vocalists.

Borntoured with numerous artists including The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beach Boys and Billy Joel.

After Fandango split, in the first of two incredible twists of Fate, JLT received a phone call from legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Turner's work with Fandango prompted an audition and Blackmore was so impressed that he immediately enlisted Joe in Rainbow, a band that he formed after he left Deep Purple. Ironically, Joe spent his formative years covering Deep Purple songs and now he found himself fronting a band with two former members: Blackmore and Roger Glover. Rainbow, while popular in Europe and Japan, had not garnered the same level of notoriety in the U.S.A. It was Turner's contributions that helped catapult the group to a new level of success. Several JLT-infused album tracks reached the Top 20 on rock radio charts. "Stone Cold" was Rainbow's first Top 40 pop radio hit and the band's innovative videos were in heavy airplay rotation on MTV (Music Television). Turner co-wrote and/or sang on Rainbow  ingles that helped define the melodic rock genre: "I Surrender," "Can't Happen Here," "Jealous Lover," "Death Alley Driver," "Street of Dreams" and "Can't Let You Go."

In 1984, Blackmore reunited with Deep Purple. This gave Turner freedom to work on his first solo album, "Rescue You," produced by Roy Thomas Baker, known for his work with Queen and The Cars.

JLT co-wrote most of the songs with keyboardist Al Greenwood (Foreigner). The first single, "Endlessly," received extensive airplay on radio and MTV. A tour with Pat Benatar and acting role in the movie, "Blue Deville" followed.

Turner also proved his versatility by working with a diverse array of artists, including Billy Joel, Cher, Michael Bolton, Mick Jones (Foreigner), John Waite (The Babys). Bolton also encouraged him to enter the lucrative business of singing and doing character voices for radio and television. This would afford Joe a steady income that was not reliant on the commercial success of any band or project he decided to get involved with. In 1987, JLT became a member of Yngwie Malsteen's Rising Force. Their union resulted in "Odyssey," the most commercially successful album for Malmsteen up to this point in history.

A follow-up world tour was highlighted by ten "sold out" shows in Russia that were recorded for the "Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad" album and video.

In the winter of 1989, Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple needed to find a lead singer to replace Ian Gillan. Several high profile vocalists were considered. In a second ironic twist of Fate, Turner was invited  to audition and found himself fronting one of the major bands he was influenced by as a teenager! They released the album, "Slaves and Masters" and launched an extensive world tour in the midst of The Gulf War. While many bands cancelled their tours, afraid to travel during turbulent times, Purple and JLT forged on. Turner wrote and sang on several tracks for a follow-up album that were never  officially released. To this day, Blackmore maintains that "Slaves and Masters" is his favorite Deep Purple record since his reunion with the group in 1984.

Joe took on many projects after leaving Purple. He joined Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne) and Jeff Watson (Night Ranger) in the progressive rock band Mother's Army.

He toured the U.S.A. with his own "JLT All Star Band." He eventually returned to the studio for his second solo effort, "Nothing's Changed." In 1997, JLT recorded the first of two of his own tribute CDs, paying homage to his rock and roll roots with his versions of songs by Bad Company, Marvin Gaye and many others. With the release of his third solo venture, "Hurry Up And Wait," the worldwide demand for his material increased dramatically. His next three solo albums---Holy Man," "Slam!" and "JLT"---subsequently enjoyed critical and commercial  success.

Turner continues to record and collaborate on a massive number of other artist's CDs and tribute albums. He is one of the key members of Brazen Abbot, a project spearheaded by Bulgarian

guitarist/composer Nikolo Kotzev. JLT co-wrote and sang tracks on several albums and is spotlighted on the DVD "A Decade of Brazen Abbot." His schedule is constantly booked with studio session work.

It's difficult to listen to the radio or watch TV in the U.S.A. without hearing his voice coming out of the speakers on a commercial. In fact, one of his beer adverts in Japan, "Challenge Them All,"became a popular rock radio anthem.

Turner has recorded and performed with the Voices of Classic Rock (VCR), Rock and Pop Masters (RPM) and New York's Hit Squad. These groups feature some of rock and pop's elite: Hugh McDonald (Bonjovi),Mike Reno (Loverboy), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Larry Hoppen (Orleans), Spencer Davis, Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Liberty DiVitto (Billy Joel) and many others. They have played festivals and concerts in South America, Japan, France, Asia, Hawaii, Central America, Mexico and in many major U.S.A. cities.

Very notable is JLT's collaboration with another former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist, Glenn Hughes. Turner asked Glenn to tour Japan in support of his "Holy Man" disc. They enjoyed working together so much that they were inspired to form the Hughes Turner Project (HTP). HTP released two studio CDs and one live disc. Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), John Sykes (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy),

Steve Vai (Frank Zappa/Whitesnake) and other artists made guest appearances during the recording sessions. The single, "Time And Time Again" ("HTP2") spent over 3 months in the Top 30 on the  World Modern Rock Chart. HTP generated a lot of fan and media interest, worldwide, appearing on national television and radio in many countries, including the U.S.A. and Russia. And, after 2 successful  tours of Japan and Europe, HTP remains a memorable and significant part of JLT's career history.

2006 turned melodic rock fan on to the Sunstorm project. Serafino Perugino (Frontiers Records President) and Mario de Riso (Frontiers Label Manager) used to exchange tapes as fans. One day, Mario gave Serafino a cassette he had from a journalist, with the "unreleased Joe Lynn Turner" second solo album demos. This tape featured some songs originally slated for release on the follow-up to  "Rescue You" in the mid-1980s.

Taking inspiration from the material available, Perugino reconnected Joe Lynn with Jim Peterik, the legendary songwriter (ex SURVIVOR) with whom he collaborated with several years ago in Deep Purple.

Turner went through some of the material sent by Peterik, along with a few other tracks submitted by Perugino and agreed to give birth to a project that could rediscover and highlight his melodic rock roots.

"Sunstorm" was released worldwide in the Fall of 2006 and it has received rave reviews from critics as well as fans. The follow up, "House of Dreams," was released in 2009.

Joe has also been co-writing songs, lending his pipes to various projects and increasing his stateside visibility with more live shows than he has ever played since 1996. The year 2006 was highlighted by a return to working with Blackmore on a redux of the Rainbow classic "Street of Dreams." It's a duet with Candace Night (Blackmore's Night). Turner also sang on all tracks on "Fire Without Flame," a disc he collaborated on with Blackmore-inspired Japanese guitarist Akira Kajiyama.

If all of this is not enough, JLT performed with the New Japan Philharmonic and went on tour with Turkish guitar virtuoso Cem Koksal. He also traveled to Nashville to form and record some video with  Big Noize, a band that includes: JLT, guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), drummer Vinny Appice (Dio/Black Sabbath), bassist Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) and keyboardist  Gary Corbett (Cinderella/Lou Gramm).

In 2007, he released his 10th solo album, "Second Hand Life" in Japan, Europe and the USA. Among the highlights on the record is a song he wrote with Blackmore and Glover in the early 90s during his Deep Purple days called "Stroke of Midnight." Other tracks include collaborations with Jim Peterik (Ex-Survivor), Martin Briley, Jack Ponti (who wrote several songs for Bonjovi) and former TV star, Deanna Johnston (Rock Star: INXS).

JLT recently hooked up with Rainbow alumnus Graham Bonnet for a sold out tour of Japan in 2007 and had several more dates with Bonnet in 2008. Another memorable highlight of 2007 was a Command  Performance for the Prime Minister of Russia's cabinet and a USA tour with Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams of ACDC along with The John Entwistle Band as a member Classic Rock Cares .

JLT's Big Noize super group project played several dates in the USA in 2008. In the Fall, they traveled to Iraq and Kuwait to entertain Multi National forces.

The Fall of 2008 saw the release of his first ever live CD, "Live In Germany."

Joe Lynn Turner sing in 2011 the album "SENSE OF TIME" - The Jan Holberg Project" an album very "pop" to the AOR as many prefer to call it, most certainly the album "Pop" of his entire career, and in 2012 with participation comes again SUNSTORM , another job well AOR!

Text creditis: Lisa Walker / MPurple 

Thanx for Albertino for colaboration !

Official Site: www.joelynnturner.com 


 
1978
Fandango One Night Stand Fandango-1978-09-09-2010-09-04-01   lesliewest  
1999
Leslie West As Phat as it Gets
1978
Fandango Fandango untitled   fandangobest  
1999
Fandango  Best Of...
1979
Fandango Last Kiss Lastkiss   dpshades  
1999
Deep Purple Shades 68-98
1980
Fandango Cadillac Cadillac   JLT_99  
1999
Joe Lynn Turner Waiting for a Girl Like You ( EP) Only 3 Songs
1981
Rainbow Difficult To Cure difficult   JLT_2000  
2000
Joe Lynn Turner Holy Man
1981
Rainbow Best of Compilation Rainbowbest   ozzytribute  
2000
Various: Bat Head's Soup Ozzy osbourne Tribute
Hellraiser
1982
Joe Lynn Turner Fandango / The Best of ... $(KGrHqF,!oEE8U4!mcz7BP(Lu!ZZQ!~~60   vhtribute  
2000
Various: Little Guitars Tribute to Van Halen 
Dance the Night Away
1982
Rainbow Straight Between The Eyes Straight   acdctribute2  
2000
Various: A Remixed to Hell AC / DC Tribute
Back in Black
1983
Rainbow Bent Out Of Shape Bent   culttribute  
2000
Various: Fire Woman: A Tribute to The Cult The Cult Tribute
The Rain
1985
Joe Lynn Turner Rescue You Rescue   JLT_2001  
2001
Joe Lynn Turner Slam
1985
Official Soundtrack The Heavenly Kid
Hearttless
JLT-Heaven   nostradamus  
2001
Nikolo Kotzev Nostradamus
Joe is Nostradamus
1988
Rainbow Flynyl Vinyl Final   jlt2002aerosmithtribute  
2001
Various: Let The Tribute Do The Talking Aerosmith Tribute
Let the Music do the Talking
1987
Bonfire Bonfire
co-writer of "Sweet Obsession"
Bonfire   brock  
2001
Terry Brock Freedom
1987
Mick Jones Mick Jones mickjones   queenstonecold  
2001
Various: Stone Cold Crazy Queen Tribute
Fat Bottomed Girls
1987
Lee Arron Lee Arron LeeAaron1987   chalenge  
2001
Joe Lynn Turner Challenge Them All ( EP )
1987
John Waite Rovers Return
"Background vocals"
JLT-_John_Wait   ballads  
2001
Rock Ballads WTC Benefit
1987
Cher Cher
"Background vocals"
JLT_-_Cheer   voices  
2001
Voices for America Special WTC EP
1987
Michael Bolton The Hunger mb87   HTP_thumb  
2002
Hughes Turner Project HTP
1988
Yngwie Malmsteen Odyssey odyssey   tourbus  
2002
The Tour Bus Radio Show The Road Trip
1988
Bonnie Tyler Notes From America bonnietyler   mountain  
2002
Mountain Mystic Fire
1988
TNT Intuition
"Background vocals"
TNT_Intuition   HTP_Live_thumb  
2002
Hughes Turner Project HTP-LIVE IN TOKYO
1989
Don Johnson Let It Roll Don_Johnson_Let_It_Roll   baron  
2002
Baron Love Valley
1989
Yngwie Malmsteen Trial By Fire Live trial   mrbigtribute  
2003
Various: Influences and Connections Mr. Big Tribute
Colorado Bulldog / Daddy,Brothers, Lock Little Boy
1989
Billy Joel Storm Front
"Background vocals"
billyjoe   JLT_2003  
2003
Joe Lynn Turner JLT
1989
Paul Carrack Groove Approved pc   HTP2_thumb  
2003
Hughes Turner Project HTP2
1987
Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart
( co-writer of "Walk On" )
jimmibarnes   murray  
2003
Murray Weinstock Tails of the City
1989
Alexa Alexa JLT_-_Alexa_-_Front_(1)   catchtherainbow  
2003
Rainbow Catch The Rainbow
1990
Deep Purple Slaves & Masters

Slaves_And_Masters_thumb

  baguilty  
2003
Brazen Abbot Guilty As Sin
1990
Fire, Ice & Dynamite Soundtrack
Fire Ice & Dynamite -  unrealesed Deep Purple Songs.
   
2004
Brazen Abbot A Decade of... 

 

1990
Foundations Forum Compilation 90 Vol. 2 foundationforum   metallicaattack  
2004
Various: Metallic Attack

Metallica  Tribute

Nothing Else Matters 
Joe Lynn Turner / Bruce Kulick / Bob Kulick / Gregg Bissonette / Tony Franklin
1990
Slyce Slyce
With You,Without You / SH-Boom
SLYCE1   vodoolange  
2004
Karl Cochran's Voodooland

Give Me Air

1991
Lita Ford Dangerous Curves
"Background vocals"
litaford   JLT_2005  
2004
Joe Lynn Turner

Usual Suspects

1991
Kathy Troccoli Pure Attraction
"Background vocals"
kathy   eddieajeda  
2005

Eddie Ojeda: 
Axes 2 Axes

Dee Snider: Vocals On "Eleanor Rigby"
Eddie Ojeda: Guitar, Bass and Vocals
Ronnie James Dio: Vocals On "Tonight"
Joe Lynn Turner: Backing Vocals
Rudy Sarzo: Bass
Joe Franco: Drums
1991
Michael Bolton Time, Love and Tenderness mbtime   iron_tribute  
2005
Various: Numbers from The Beast

Tribute: Iron maiden
2 minutes to midnight

1992
Yngwie Malmsteen Collection YMCollection   msgheavy  
2005
Michael Schenker
Heavy Hitters
All Shock Up
1992
TNT Unrealized Fantazies
"Background vocals"
tnt_fantasies   mmmoscow  
2005
Mikhail Men
Made in Moscow
1992
Taylor Dayne Taylor Dayne
"Background vocals"
taylordiane   baressurection  
2005
Brazen Abbot  
My Ressurection
1992
Hellcats Hellcats 2 hellcats2   classicrockvol1  
2005
Classic Rock Revisited

The New Road Ahead Vol 1

Track 3: Joe Lynn Turner -. Power of love

1993
Mothers Army Mothers Army marmy   ssheavenrevisited  
2005
Heaven and Earth Heaven and Earth Revised Re-Release
It's Got To be Love / Heaven and Earth / Still Got The Blues / Shadow of the Tyburn Tree / Memories
1994
Various: Smoke On The Water DeepPurple Tribute
Lazy
JLT_-_04-    
2005
The Richie Zito Project

Avalon
Is he Bether than me

1994
Bloodline Bloodline bloodline    
2006
Various: It's So Easy Tribute Guns 'n' Roses
"Pretty Tied Up"
1994
Various: Cream Of The Crop Trbute Cream
Sitting on Top of the World
labluescream   sunstorm-thumb  
2006
Sunstorm Sunstorm
1995
Various: Black Night Tribute Deep Purple
Black Night / Stormbringer / Speed King
JLT_-_DP_   village  
2006
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Village Lanterne
Street of Dreams ( Bonus track version )
1995
Joe Lynn Turner Nothing's Changed Nothings_Changed_thumb   JLT_single  
2006
Single EP The One
1995
Nerds Poultry In Motion JLT_-_140   akira  
2006
Akira Kajiyama and Joe Lynn Turner
Fire Without Flame
1995
Slashtones Episode One ( EP )

1995_-

 

 

revenge

 
2006
Vitalij Kuprij: Revenge

Revenge
Follow Your HeartLet The Future Unfold
1996
Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration
Pictures of Home /Demon's Eyes / Spanish Castle Magic
yminspiration    
2006
Rock and Pop Master
One Night in Weston !
Various: Live Concert !
Stone Cold / Smoke on the water
1996
Brazen Abbot Eye Of The Storm baeye   cemcossal  
2007
Cem Kossal
Live!
1996
Toshi Kankawa Toshi Kankawa toshi   JLT_2007  
2007
Joe Lynn Turner
Second Hand Life
1997
Brazen Abbot Bad Religion baeye   icarus  
2007
ICARUS WITCH Songs for the Lost
1997
Joe Lynn Turner Undercover JLT_87   JLT_2008  
2007
Joe Lynn Turner Live In Germany
1997
Mojo Brothers Mojo Brothers mojobrothers    
2008
 Various: led Zeppelin Tribute LED BOX: The Ultimate Tribute to Led Zeppelin
"Baby I'm Gonna leave You"
1997
Various: Thunderbolt AC / DC Tribute
Back in Black
acdctribute   013_-_Slash  
2008
THE SLASHTONES: Double talking Jive
1997
 
   Mothers Army  Planet Earth maplanet      
2008
 

Various: Lick It Up

Kiss Tribute
Detroit Rock City

1997
 
   Rainbow  The Very Best Of  rainbowverybest    metalchrismas  
2008
 
   METAL CHRISTMAS  Metal Christmas (compilation)
Rocking Round the Xmas Tree
1998
 
   Joe Lynn Turner  Hurry Up & Wait  JLT_1998    sunstormhouse  
2009
 
   SUNSTORM  House of Dreams
2008
 
   Vick LeCar  Never Stranded  Vick    Howard  
2009
 
   HOWARD LEESE  Secret Weapon
1998
 
   Stuart Smith  Heaven & Earth
It's Got To be Love / Heaven and Earth / Shadow of the Tyburn Tree / Memories
 SS    
2009
 
   VOICES OF ROCK  High and Mighty
Tonight
1998
Don Johnson Heartbeat JLT_A   002  
2010
JANE BOGAERT 5th Dimension
1998
Various: Niji Densetsu Rainbow Tribute
Spotilight Kid / Driving with the Devil
JLT_-_B    
2011
VOICES OF ROCK Woman From Tokyo
(Only mp3 )
1998
Various: Collection Heard It On The Radio
Headiliner ( Fandango)
001    
2011
   VOICES OF ROCK  Hush
( Only MP3 )
1998
Mothers Army Fire On The Moon JLT_D    
2011
  VOICES OF ROCK  Smoke on the Water
      ( Only mp3 )
1999
Guitar Compilation Sounds of Wood and Steel JLT_-_E    
2011
  VOICES OF ROCK  Voices of  Classic Rock
  (Only mp3 )
1999
 
 

 Deep Purple

 Purplexed

 dppurplex

 

senseoftime

 

 2011

 

The Jan Holberg Project

SENSE OF TIME

1999
Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration (Bonus CD) ymispirationbonus    Front  
2012
  SUNSTORM  Emotional Fire
1999
Joe Lynn Turner Undercover 2

jltundercover2

     
2012
  GEORGE GAKINS Too Much Ain´t Never Enough
Street of Broken Dreams
1999
Various: Special Randy Rhoads "Tribute"
Mr: Crowley / Over the Mountain / Diary of Madman
rrtribute


OTHER ALBUNS:




 

1981 - RAINBOW
 ( Single  -  Vinyl  ) 
Can´t Happen Here /
Jealous Lover ( Unrealesed )

Rainbow_-_EP

 

1981 - RAINBOW ( EP -  
 Vinyl  ) 
 Jealous Lover ( Unrealesed ) / Weiss Heim / Can't Happen Here / I Surrender
1983 - RAINBOW ( EP - Vinyl )
Can´t let You Go / All Night Long ( Live 83 ) / Stranded ( Live 83 )

 1990 - DEEP PURPLE - Love Conquers All / Truth Hurts / Slow Down Sister ( Unrealesed) - Single

Harry

 2000 - Harry Slash & The Slashtones: Freedom Of Speech
1986 - Don Johnson - Heartbeat
Riot
1990 - RIOT -  Privilege of Power
Killer



JLT_ORC 2006 - Joe Lynn Turner & New Japan Philarmonic - "A Tribute To Rainbow"


JJ 2008 - JIMI JAMISON -  Crossroads Moment
    


MR 2010 - Melodic Rock.com, Vol. 7 - Forces Of Dark & Light
"This Is Who I Am" - premiere song


Pus

2011 - Pushking - The World As We Love It  
"Kukarracha", "Head Shooter"

RB 2011 - Robin Beck - The Great Escape 
"That All Depends"

2007 - SLASHTONES - SAME

2008 - SLASHTONES:  Members of..


   

 






 

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