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Published 2022-01-21
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Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell Singer Dead At 74.

Meat Loaf - The Begining

The artist was born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. Later on in life, he change his name to Michael but by many across the world, he was known simply by his stage name Meat Loaf. When it comes to his stage name, it was a fusion of two nicknames. “Meat” came from the fact that his dad had said he looked as red as meat at birth, and then later his high school football coach added the “loaf” to it while making a comment on his weight. In the late 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he started his first band Meat Loaf Soul.

Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman

Aday would then go on to perform in several musicals, such as joining the cast of Hair in a Los Angeles production. Later on, he would also reprise the role on Broadway and also appeared in a Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. During an audition for a Broadway show, he met his future collaborator Jim Steinman and the two of them would go on to make several albums together such as Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, as well as the 1981’s Dead Ringer and 2016’s Braver Than We Are. The two had some differences especially with the song “It's All Coming Back to Me Now” which Meat Loaf wanted to perform but Steinman told him it was a ‘woman’s song’ eventually winning a court movement preventing that prevented his colleague from recording it, the song was given to a girls group Pandora’s Box but was later made famous when Celine Dion covered it. Ultimately Meat Loaf recorded his version as a duet with Norwegian singer Marion Raven for Bat III and released it as a single in 2006.

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