You may not know his name, but chances are you can sing his songs. Jim Steinman’s dramatic lyrics have been sung by Meat Loaf, Barbra Streisand and more.
Prince had just begun writing his autobiography. Would we have known him any better? This book has been closed much too soon.
In looking at rap music origins, a song from 1972 by Italian singer Adriano Celentano has some familiar sounds. Listen for yourself.