On This Day

Jim Steinman

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman

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

United States of America

Why Famous: Known as the "Father of the Power Ballard," Steinman is responsible for such hit songs as “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” and "Bat out of Hell."

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
Age: 73 years old

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

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