Hitmaker Jim Steinman Dead At Aged 73 Years.

It was with sadness we learned of the death of the great hitmaker and music producer Mr Jim Steinman, latter who passed away following kidney failure at the age of 73 years on Monday last.

Mr Steinman will possibly be best remembered for his associations with singer Meat Loaf, latter who took him to court for the right to perform ‘It’s All Coming Back to Me Now’, later performed by Celine Dion, on her multi-million selling “Falling Into You” album .

English composer, impresario of musical theatre and Fethard, Co. Tipperary resident, Mr Andrew Lloyd Webber, who worked with Mr Steinman on the musical “Whistle Down The Wind”, compared the songwriter to the German composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner.
We remember the song “No Matter What” written by Mr Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mr Steinman from that musical, and popularised by Irish boyband ‘Boyzone’ in 1998; recorded to tie in with the show’s first UK production.

On learning of the death of Mr Steinman, Mr Lloyd Webber stated, “He was one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever met in the music business; the ‘Wagner of rock’, if you like.”

Mr Lloyd Webber recalled an evening out with Mr Steinman and his generosity, while in New York City at a Mexican restaurant, adding, “he was extraordinary”.

Mr Steinman also penned/produced hits for other performers such as ‘Bonnie Tyler’, ‘Air Supply’ and ‘Take That’.


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