Rock legend, singer-songwriters Jim Steinman has passed away at the age of 73.
Steinman was a legendary hitmaker, writing many songs for iconic rock bands and artists include Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler and more.According to TMZ, the singer-songwriter passed away on Monday in Connecticut, while there was an emergency call from his home around 3:30AM. The cause of the death is unknown, while it has been reported that the death is being detected as sudden. Steinman’s death has been declared by the state’s medical examiner.
In honour of celebrating Steinman’s legendary career, we’re going to take a look at some of the most iconic songs he wrote and albums that he worked on.
As noted by Consequence of Sound, Steinman is most well known for working on Meat Loaf’s 1977 debut album, Bat Out of Hell, which was also Steinman’s big debut in his career. He also then went on to work on Meat Loaf’s 1993 sequel Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell.
And it certainly didn’t stop there. He also went on to work on other anthem-worthy tracks like ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ by Bonnie Tyler, ‘Making Love Out of Nothing at All’ by Air Supply, ‘Read ‘Em and Weep’ by Barry Manilow, ‘This Corrosion’ by Sisters of Mercy and Celine Dion’s ‘It’s Coming Back to Me Now’, originally sung by Pandora’s Box. And that’s just to name a handful.
According to TMZ, he also worked with Def Leppard, Barbra Streisand and Billy Squier.
Not only did Steinman work within the realm of rock, he was also a prolific musical composer and worked on productions including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production Whistle Down the Wind in 1996 and the 1997 musical remake of Roman Polanski’s The Fearless Vampire Killers. And not too long ago, in 2017, Steinman’s adaptation of Bat Out of Hell showed at Manchester Opera House.
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