Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman to receive Fame honour: Record producer Jim Steinman, who has written songs for Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler, is to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is best known for the hit songs I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Total Eclipse Of The Heart.In 1997 he received the ‘Album of the Year’ Grammy award for producing Celine Dion’s record Falling Into You.
The 64-year-old will receive his accolade at a ceremony in New York on 14 June. Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones – not to be confused with the Welsh singer – will be honoured at the same event. Chairman of the event, Jimmy Webb, said each inductee has created a “unique range of extraordinary contributions, a body of work that has resonated with audiences around the world, and greatly enriched our global culture”. Established in 1969, the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame celebrates composers and lyricists and has more than 300 inductees.
[Edited for clarity, grammar & punctuation – and ‘Meat Loaf’ not Meatloaf… DJH]