Taylor Dayne is best known for belting out some of the most popular songs in the ’80s, including “Tell It to My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back.”
But the road to fame had its shares of highs and lows, starting with her childhood on Long Island. “It was very chaotic in our home growing up,” Dayne tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “My father was what we would call a rage-aholic. It was a very violent household. Read more
As a 5-year-old on suburban Long Island, New York, dealing with “a tumultuous home environment” and a painful childhood operation, “the radio saved my life,” Taylor Dayne, 56, exclusively revealed to Closer Weekly in the magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands now. Read more.
Taylor opens up about having twins through a surrogate and what it’s like dating as a single mom.
Plus, Taylor dishes about opening for Michael Jackson on his “Bad Tour” and what happened the first time she met Prince.
“…she was born in New York Hospital – and grew up in Baldwin, Long Island – as Leslie Wunderman.
“I had to change my name — I couldn’t be Leslie,” says Dayne, who, after being told that she was “cool like a guy,” came up with Taylor Dane. Only problem was, she found out that there was a porn star with that same name shortly before releasing “Tell It to My Heart“ in 1987.
“So we threw a ‘Y’ in there to match it with the ‘Y’ in Taylor.” – Read More
“I feel blessed to call Taylor a dear friend and can attest that she’s everything you’d hope a superstar to be — which you’ll soon experience as she opens up her heart and memories about the coolest details. Like what it was really like to open for Michael Jackson in a stadium of 60,000 people for his RAD tour. Or, what happened when Prince brought her on stage early in her career in a scene that will have you thinking, “Wait! Didn’t I just see Bradley Cooper do that with Lady Gaga in A Star is Born?!” – Bronwyn Saglimbeni & Linda Sivertsen
“If Taylor Dayne’s chart topper Tell It to My Heart was on a loop on your CD Walkman in your teens or 20s, you might be shocked to know it was just a little over 30 years ago—1988—when Dayne’s signature pop-dance anthem for the lovestruck hit the charts. Since then, Dayne has enjoyed Grammy-nominated Top 10 hits across three consecutive decades, starred alongside Warren Beatty in the movie Love Affair, headlined in Elton John’s award-winning Broadway production of Aida, and raised twins as a single mom by choice.” Read More