Joey Tempest

Swedish Musician
Born Aug 19, 1963

Joey Tempest is the vocalist and main songwriter in the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. He has written hits like "The Final Countdown", "Rock the Night" and "Superstitious".

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1963 Birth Born on August 19, 1963.


1979 15 Years Old In 1979, he formed the band Force with guitarist John Norum, drummer Tony Reno and bassist Peter Olsson. … Read More
1983 19 Years Old Europe released five albums between 1983 and 1991, with Joey Tempest as the singer, frontman, and songwriter. … Read More


1984 20 Years Old Tempest played the keyboards on the first two Europe albums before the band decided to recruit keyboardist Mic Michaeli in April 1984. … Read More
1985 21 Years Old After a jam session in 1985, Michaeli and Tempest co-wrote the ballad "Carrie". … Read More
1986 22 Years Old In 1986 Tempest wrote and produced the album One of a Kind for Tone Norum, John Norum's younger sister. … Read More
1992 28 Years Old After Europe went on hiatus in 1992, Tempest released three solo albums. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old In 1995, Tempest's solo debut A Place to Call Home was released. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old Several songs on the third album, Joey Tempest, were co-written by Mic Michaeli. 2004 saw the release of Europe's comeback album, Start from the Dark, featuring the band's classic Final Countdown line-up with John Norum on guitar. … Read More
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