The first thing you notice about Scottish-born singer Sheena Easton when you’re speaking to her is that she doesn’t sound, well, Scottish. More American, in fact. “I have lived in the United States since I was 22,” she tells 8 DAYS over the phone from her home in Nevada. “I just turned 60, so I have been here most of my life.” That explains a lot.
After moving to Stateside in the early ’80s, Easton went on to become one of the biggest pop stars of the decade. Her achievements include singing the theme song for the Bond flick For Your Eyes Only, two Grammys win, and collaborations with the likes Prince, Babyface and Kenny Rogers. In the mid-‘90s, Easton shifted focus away her pop career to raising her two adopted children.
In the new millennium, Easton, who’s been divorced four times, reinvented herself as a live performer in Las Vegas and Broadway and West End musicals. Occasionally, she would take her music on the road. Ahead of her concert this Sunday at the Gateway Theatre, we ask Easton about her fondest memories of the 1980s.