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Jewish Telegraph, April 2021

IN the late 1970s, I was just starting to form my own musical tastes.
In 1977, punk and disco ruled, but as a 10-year-old I had just discovered the likes of Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC and Rush.
But that year also heralded one of the most defining albums of my life . . . Bat Out Of Hell.
It was only seven songs long, but each one was an over-the-top epic, a mini-opera.
The voice on the album belonged to Meat Loaf, but the words and music were crafted by Jim Steinman, who died on Monday, aged 73, from kidney…

Mike Cohen

Jewish Telegraph deputy editor and arts editor. Email with your Jewish arts stories

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