Entertainment · 23 Apr 2021

Mal’s Music Memory – RIP Jim Steinman, Les McKeown

Malcolm Gayfer

Malcolm Gayfer


Sad news  from the world of music this week with the passing of Jim Steinman and Les McKeown.

Jim Steinman was the brains, creative talent behind Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell LP in the late 70’s.

Steinman went on to write huge dramatic songs for many others including Air Supply, Bonnie Tyler and Celine Dion as well as Meatloaf’s comeback release Bat Out Of Hell 11 : Back Into Hell.

Bat Out Of Hell – Songs by Jim Steinman says it all really.

The other name to pass away this week is Les McKeown, front man for Scottish heart throb band of the 70’s The Bay City Rollers.

The Rollers were everywhere with hits like Shang A Lang, Bye Bye Baby and Saturday Night to name just a few. Remember the tartan clothes they wore?

Pretty sure that BCR came to NZ a time or two, did you see them? Did they perform here in Invers?

Here’s a couple of crackers from Meatloaf and The Bay City Rollers.