Meat Loaf Dies aged 74

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
    Meat Loaf, the singer whose Bat Out Of Hell album is one of the best-selling of all time, has died at the age of 74.

    The news was confirmed on the star's Facebook page by his family.

    "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side," a message read.

    The Bat Out of Hell star sold 100 million albums worldwide and appeared in movies like Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne's World.
  2. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Something we all have to face.
    His 1st album was certainly an influence to my age group.
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  3. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    When I started my basic training at RAF Swinderby many moons ago, the chap next to me had an alarm clock radio/tape player and just two tapes. BOOH by Meatloaf and FTTSOL by Bonnie Tyler.

    So for 6 LONG weeks, all I heard from next to me was Meatloaf and Bonnie Tyler.

    I can't listen to Meatloaf now without thinking of having to polish everything within an inch of its life on the threat of watching my parade shoes disappear out the window.

    I do recognise that he was a seriously good singer and a sad loss.

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  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    The baseball announcer in "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" is former Yankee great Phil Rizzuto, who called Yankee games for 40 yeas after he stopped playing.


    Phil Rizzuto - Wikipedia
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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Sad loss and a very great performer. Not too many people aged 55 and over and who like their music would not be aware of Bat Out Of Hell.

    Great sense of humour too:

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  6. idler

    idler GeneralList

    In Veganuary as well!

    It's not like the hervibores need any more encouragement...
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  7. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I gave one of his albums to a girl in high school who I wanted to impress. It didn't work.
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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    So the bat, if not from hell, at least from the laboratories of Wuhan finally caught up with him...
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  9. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    Yep, the big man is now toast!

    He had a great sense of humour and even gave his band instructions that if he died on stage they should leave him there, and carry on playing "When the Saints..."
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  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I won't grill that...

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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    could have been worse

  12. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Couldn't steal home, eh?
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    "We got a real pressure cooker going on here!"
  14. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I couldn't even draw a walk.

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