Steinman initially turned down an offer to produce Tyler’s Faster Than the Speed of Night album, but after listening to her demo tapes the pair met in April 1982.
I wrote it to be a showpiece for her voice.” He told the publication that Tyler’s voice reminded him of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, one of this favorite male rock and roll singers.
She grew up listening to Tina Turner and Janis Joplin, and at the age of 17 she answered a newspaper ad for backup singers at a club in South Wales.
In 1970, 19-year-old Tyler entered a talent show at a local rugby club and placed second in the contest after singing Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were the Days,” according to BBC .
Her six-nights-a-week schedule at the club caused her to develop nodules on her vocal chords, and in 1976 she underwent throat surgery and spent the next four months after that recovering, according to People .
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