Rory Dodd

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Rory Dodd
BornPort Dover, Ontario, Canada
Years active1976[1]–present

Rory Dodd (born Port Dover, Ontario, Canada)[2] is a Canadian rock vocalist[2][3] who has performed many songs written by Jim Steinman. He is probably best known for singing[2][4] as the duet voice (the "Turn around, bright eyes" lyrics) on Bonnie Tyler's version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", a number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Dodd performed the backing vocals for many of Meat Loaf's songs.[2] He also sang three songs on Steinman's solo album Bad for Good (although he is only credited for two of them on the sleeve notes of the LP pressing). "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through", was his [6] biggest hit as a lead singer, reaching Number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] Singer of Fire Inc.,[8] a Wagnerian rock band that released two songs for the rock and roll film Streets of Fire (1984).[9]

More recently, Dodd has done voiceover work for commercials. He provided the main voice in the Hungry Hungry Hippos commercial.[10] Additionally, he provided the singing voices for “Tex and Rex” on the PBS children's show Shining Time Station from 1989 to 1993.

He is the younger brother of voice actor and singer Cal Dodd.

Dodd was inducted to the Forest City London Music Awards (FCLMA) hall of fame in 2022.[11]

Partial discography[edit]

All with asterisks indicate Jim Steinman's involvement.






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  3. ^ "Rory Dodd". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  4. ^ "Total Eclipse of the Heart Songfacts]". Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  5. ^ "Billboard hot 100 - Total Eclipse-of the Heart". Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  6. ^ "Discogs - Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  7. ^ "Billboard hot 100 - Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through". Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  8. ^ "Discogs - Fire Inc". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  9. ^ "New York Times Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2013. Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  10. ^ "Broadway Dave- Blog". Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  11. ^ "Rock Legend from Port Dover, Ont. gets hall of fame call". London. 2022-06-26. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  12. ^ Valotte (Inner sleeve). Julian Lennon. Charisma, Universal Music Group. 1984. JLLP 1.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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