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Jim Steinman

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman

Full Name: James Richard Steinman
Profession: Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer

United States of America

Biography: Known as the "Father of the Power Ballad," Steinman is responsible for such hit songs as Bonnie Tyler's “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and Boyzone's "No Matter What"

Having sold more than 190 million records worldwide, Steinman was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2012.

Born: November 1, 1947
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: April 19, 2021 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Kidney failure

Historical Events

  • 1983-02-11 Single "Total Eclipse of the Heart" sung by Bonnie Tyler and composed by Jim Steinman is released
  • 1993-09-15 Single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" sung by Meat Loaf and composed by Jim Steinman is released. Goes on to be No. 1 in 28 countries.
  • 1998-08-03 Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single "No Matter What" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman

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