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September 27: Meat Loaf aka Marvin Lee Aday was born in 1947


Rock n’ Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That’s what rock n’ roll should do – take you to a better place.
~Meat Loaf

I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That’s my role in life, to be an outcast.
~Meat Loaf


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August 3 in music history

Innervisions by Stevie Wonder was released in 1973 (read more)

Innervisions is the sixteenth album by American musician Stevie Wonder , released August 3, 1973 on Motown Records; a landmark recording of his “classic period”. The nine tracks of Innervisions encompass a wide range of themes and issues: from drug abuse in “Too High,” through social anger in “Living for the City,” to love in the ballads “All in Love is Fair” and “Golden Lady.”


Bob Dylan: Inglewood Los Angeles, California 3 August 1986 (read more)

The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California
3 August 1986

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

 bob dylan Inglewood 1986
James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is the rhythm guitarist, co-founder, main songwriter, and lead vocalist for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler, searching for band members.   hetfield-james
Arthur Lee (March 7, 1945 – August 3, 2006) was the frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Los Angeles rock band Love, best known for the critically acclaimed 1967 album, Forever Changes.  arthur-lee

Spotify Playlist – August 3

Today: Meat Loaf is 65

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Marvin Lee Aday
Born September 27, 1947 (age 65)
Dallas, Texas
Genres Hard rock, rock, rock and roll,rock opera, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1967–present

Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday, September 27, 1947), known by his stage name, Meat Loaf, is an American hard rock musician and actor. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of Bat Out of HellBat Out of Hell II: Back Into Helland Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is LooseBat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

Although he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts. He ranked 96th on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”

Meat Loaf has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows,[ sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Robert “Bob” Paulson in Fight Club.

I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That):

Album of the day…ugh.. – Bat out of Hell (1977):

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