|Birth name||Marvin Lee Aday|
|Born||September 27, 1947 (age 65)
|Genres||Hard rock, rock, rock and roll,rock opera, heavy metal|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor|
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 Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Helland Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Bat 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):
Other September 27:
- Clifford Lee “Cliff” Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician, best known as the bass guitaristfor the American heavy metal band Metallica.Burton joined the band in 1982 and performed on its debut studio album, Kill ‘Em All. He performed on two more Metallica albums, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, both of which met with major commercial and critical success. Burton was known for his “lead bass” approach, in which the bass played a melodic and soloist role, in addition to holding down the harmonic and rhythmic foundation of the band.