Joe Lynn Turner

1951 - Today

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Joe Lynn Turner (born Joseph Arthur Mark Linquito, August 2, 1951) is an American singer known for his work in the hard rock bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple. During his career, Turner fronted and played guitar with pop rock band Fandango in the late 1970s; and in the early 1980s, he became a member of Rainbow, fronting the band and writing songs with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and bassist Roger Glover. After Rainbow had disbanded in March 1984, he pursued a solo career, released one album, Rescue You, and sang backing vocals for Billy Joel, Cher, and Michael Bolton along with radio and television jingles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Lynn Turner has received more than 1,286,229 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Joe Lynn Turner is the 341st most popular singer (up from 361st in 2019), the 1,984th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,254th in 2019) and the 106th most popular American Singer.

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  • 57.90

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  • 28

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  • 6.13

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  • 2.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Joe Lynn Turner ranks 341 out of 4,381Before him are Black, Dave Evans, Eric Adams, Kiri Te Kanawa, Christina Aguilera, and Heino. After him are Gene Vincent, Billy Preston, Galina Vishnevskaya, Omara Portuondo, Liz Mitchell, and Eartha Kitt.

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Among people born in 1951, Joe Lynn Turner ranks 84Before him are Ben Carson, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Mamoru Oshii, Fernando Lugo, Gustavo Santaolalla, and James Newton Howard. After him are Karekin II, Hilda Heine, Isabel Preysler, Kim Peek, Jack Unterweger, and Jackie Jackson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Lynn Turner ranks 1,984 out of 20,380Before him are Elias Howe (1819), Janet Gaynor (1906), Judd Hirsch (1935), Henry Calvin (1918), John Carradine (1906), and Philip José Farmer (1918). After him are Bill Paxton (1955), Amber Heard (1986), Gene Vincent (1935), Billy Preston (1946), Andie MacDowell (1958), and Randy Schekman (1948).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Joe Lynn Turner ranks 106Before him are Carole King (1942), Karen Carpenter (1950), Hank Williams (1923), Connie Francis (1938), Eric Adams (1952), and Christina Aguilera (1980). After him are Gene Vincent (1935), Billy Preston (1946), Eartha Kitt (1927), Solomon Burke (1936), Pinetop Perkins (1913), and Linda Ronstadt (1946).