1980’s hit maker Taylor Dayne was born on this day in 1962

The “Tell It to My Heart” singer turns 62 today

1980’s hitmaker Taylor Dayne was born on this day in 1962

Taylor Dayne was born Leslie Wunderman on March 7, 1962, in Manhattan, New York. She scored her first major hit when her 1987 debut single “Tell It to My Heart” reached No. 7 on the Hot 100, the song was an instant smash worldwide, peaking in the top five of most major markets worldwide, and achieving a peak of number one in many countries, including West Germany. Six more U.S. top-ten hits followed including “Prove Your Love”, “I’ll Always Love You”, “Don’t Rush Me”, “With Every Beat of My Heart”, “Love Will Lead You Back” and “I’ll Be Your Shelter”. These were followed by the No. 12 hit “Heart of Stone”. Though she did not repeat the same level of success she achieved back in the 1980’s, Dayne continues her singing career and additionally also an acting career. Dayne became a supporter of same-sex marriage in 2005, and stated in 2014 that she considers the LGBT community to be her most loyal fanbase; she often performs on Gay Pride events. Today she turns 62.

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