St Elmo’s Fire rocker’s special tribute to Steve Prescott

John Parr, the rocker behind the theme song to 80s brat-pack film St Elmo's Fire, has penned a tribute to Steve Prescot
John Parr, the rocker behind the theme song to 80s brat-pack film St Elmo's Fire, has penned a tribute to Steve Prescot

JOHN Parr - the voice behind ‘80s rock anthem St Elmo’s Fire - has recorded a song in tribute to Steve Prescott.

Entitled, fittingly, Man of Steel, the song is accompanied by a touching video showing highlights of Prescott’s life and career.

The former St Helens full-back touched thousands with the way he battled terminal cancer.

He undertook a series of punishing, fundraising challenges and launched his own Foundation before his death in November, 2013.

Parr hails from Doncaster, but made it big in America with hits including St Elmo’s Fire and US No.1 Naughty Naughty.

The Man of Steel song was written by Parr (with Richard Allen), and features poignant lyrics about Prescott’s courageous spirit - sung in Parr’s distinctive, gravely vocals.

Steve Prescott and the team finishing the 48 hour engage quadrathon challenge.

Steve Prescott and the team finishing the 48 hour engage quadrathon challenge.

It’s release comes just days before the Super League awards night, which culminates in the presentation of the Steve Prescott Man of Steel.