November 1, 1947 — April 19, 2021

Jim Steinman, Hall of Fame songwriter and Grammy-winning record producer for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and others, has passed away due to ongoing health issues. Born November 1, 1947, in Hewlett, Long Island, he was 73 years old. In addition to his genre-defying contributions to music, Jim also leaves behind an important legacy in theater and music videos.

Ignoring the boundaries separating artforms, Steinman's style was reflected in his belief; "If you don't go over the top, you can't see what's on the other side." He was described by the LA Times as the "Richard Wagner of Rock and Roll" and is credited as "Father of the Power Ballad" for bringing theatrical rock-opera to the masses. Read More...

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Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, performing at the Hudson Theater, 1993 Jim Steinman (pictured right) with Andrew Lloyd-Webber Jim Steinman and other winners at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2012 Jim Steinman with Meat Loaf at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2012 Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

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