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  • Date of birth : 01/11/1947

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Jim Steinman (1947)

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James Richard "Jim" Steinman is an American composer, lyricist, and Grammy Award-winning record producer responsible for several hit songs. He has also worked as an arranger, pianist, and singer. His work has included songs in the adult contemporary, rock and roll, dance, pop, musical theater, and film score genres.

His work includes such albums as Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and producing albums for Bonnie Tyler. His most successful chart singles include Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Air Supply's "Making Love out of Nothing at All", Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", The Sisters of Mercy's "This Corrosion" and "More", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep" , Celine Dion's cover of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (originally released by Steinman's project Pandora's Box) and Boyzone's "No Matter What". The album Bad for Good was released in his own name in 1981.

Beginning his career in musical theater, Steinman's most notable work in the area includes lyrics for Whistle Down the Wind and music for Tanz der Vampire.

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Steinman was born in New York, New York. He graduated from George W. Hewlett High School in 1965 and then attended Amherst College.

According to longtime manager David Sonenberg, Steinman had serious cardiac health problems around 2004, but has been in good health since.

Responding to an interviewer's asserting that his songs are tragic, Steinman says that he has "never been stomped on literally. Figuratively, I am stomped on every day ... anyway, that is the way I feel sometimes. I've never had my heart broken the way you are talking about. I've never been dumped... but probably because I don't allow myself to be dumped."

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Name Duration Released
Lost Boys and Golden Girls 04:36 04/1981
Bad For Good 08:45 04/1981
The Storm 04:28 04/1981
Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through 06:29 04/1981
Left in the Dark 07:12 04/1981
Dance in My Pants 07:58 04/1981
Surf's Up 05:25 04/1981
Stark Raving Love 07:23 04/1981
Love and Death and an American Guitar 02:38 04/1981
Out of the Frying Pan 06:12 1981

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