Joe Lynn Turner, is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock band Rainbow. During his career, Turner fronted pop rock band Fandango, had the short-lived collaboration for Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Deep Purple. From the mid 1990s, he worked with various musical groups, while pursuing a solo career. Also he made guest appearances on a large number of studio albums. He played the accordion as a child, grew up with an appreciation for classic R&B and became an accomplished guitarist in his early teens.