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iVillage.com: Rockers of the '80s: Then and Now!

Europe's Joey Tempest: Then

Before he was the face of Europe, Joey Tempest (born Joakim Larsson, pictured in 1991) got his start in Stockholm, Sweden. Originally called Force, the pop-metal band Europe got their big break when they won a national talent contest in 1982. Within five years, international audiences were blasting "The Final Countdown" and "Carrie" (both written by Tempest) from their car stereos. After five albums, the members of Europe decided to take a break, and the band went on indefinite hiatus in 1992.

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