Jim Vallance

Jim Vallance Brief Biography

James Douglas Vallance, CM (born May 31, 1952) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, arranger and producer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. He is best known as the songwriting partner of Canadian international recording artist Bryan Adams. He began his professional career as the original drummer and principal songwriter for the Canadian rock group Prism under the pseudonym "Rodney Higgs." In addition to Adams, Vallance has written songs for many famous international artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, Roger Daltrey, Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Scorpions, Anne Murray, and Joe Cocker. His most recognizable songs are "Spaceship Superstar" (Prism), "Cuts Like a Knife" (Bryan Adams), "Heaven" (Bryan Adams), "Summer of '69" (Bryan Adams), "Now and Forever (You and Me)" (Anne Murray) and "Edge of a Dream" (Joe Cocker.) He also co-wrote "Tears Are Not Enough" for Northern Lights for Africa, an ensemble of Canadian recording artists in support of the 1985 African famine relief. He has won the Canadian music industry Juno award for Composer of the Year four times (a record.) Vallance is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Jim Vallance News

• 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' to open July 20 on Broadway
• Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee to star in 'Pretty Woman: The Musical'
• 'American Idol 5' winner Taylor Hicks' album includes cover songs

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