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24 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Meatloaf

Read a book on his life while on holiday back in September , despite having one of the biggest selling records of all time he ended up having to tour constantly to pay the bills , certainly a larger than life character , so soon after Steinmann's death as well 

Even my dad loved the Bat out of hell album , told me about it when he returned from NZ back in 79 , it was already bought 

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36 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

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I hope he can see Paradise by the Dashboard Light and not a Bat out of Hell.

 

"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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Meat Loaf, not Meatloaf, please.

I used to have a copy of the album by the Intergalactic Touring Band, which he sang on, among many other stars. Can't find it now, of course: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intergalactic_Touring_Band#List_of_performers 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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3 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

An interesting but scary ww2 that lad had.

Apparently he really struggled to put on their uniforms when playing Nazis and would wear an overcoat to cover them between takes. He became an activist against the far right 

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11 minutes ago, Jeff Stein said:

Apparently he really struggled to put on their uniforms when playing Nazis and would wear an overcoat to cover them between takes. He became an activist against the far right 

Faced the death penalty by all accounts 

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11 minutes ago, DavidM said:

RIP Mr Loaf , now he could knock a fantastic song out 

Never really my cup of tea. I weren't that fond of Steinman's sound and arrangements. But a lot did and were entertained by him for decades.

His life story wasn't that straight forrad either

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18 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Never really my cup of tea. I weren't that fond of Steinman's sound and arrangements. But a lot did and were entertained by him for decades.

His life story wasn't that straight forrad either

His death story might not be either.

Being reported that he was an anti-vaxxer.

Who was apparently ill with covid last week.

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 hour ago, Robin Evans said:

Never really my cup of tea. I weren't that fond of Steinman's sound and arrangements. But a lot did and were entertained by him for decades.

His life story wasn't that straight forrad either

Nor mine, this is my favourite Meat Loaf moment:

 

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

His death story might not be either.

Being reported that he was an anti-vaxxer.

Who was apparently ill with covid last week.

reported by who? he has had health problems for years - give the guy some respect and keep the covid stuff in the politics section 

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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Just now, graveyard johnny said:

reported by who?

Britain's most patriotic news channel

I would put any political comment in the political thread but a comment about how one of my favourite singers died was, I thought, appropriate on an obit thread.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 minute ago, gingerjon said:

Britain's most patriotic news channel

I would put any political comment in the political thread but a comment about how one of my favourite singers died was, I thought, appropriate on an obit thread.

well lets leave it for his immediate family  to informs us in their own good time - thats if they even want to that is - media/internet speculation should be outlawed 

did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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Sometimes Twitter turns up a real gem - two departed and beloved entertainers together, and very much not in their familiar guises.

 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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17 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

reported by who? he has had health problems for years - give the guy some respect and keep the covid stuff in the politics section 

Indeed.

I posted about Frank Pritchard when he was on life support and suggested comments about him being an anti vaxxer weren't helpful at a very difficult time for him and his family and John Drake deleted my post.

Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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For this thread, it's irrelevant whether he was an anti vaxxer or not. Many vaccinated people have died of/with Covid but that doesn't prove anything. 

If you liked someone who has passed away, comment on here. If you didn't like them or possibly want to have a dig at their views; don't. Put it in the politics section. 

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On 21/01/2022 at 08:47, tim2 said:

I hope he can see Paradise by the Dashboard Light and not a Bat out of Hell.

 

May be a cartoon of ‎text that says "‎f LD טותי Η I doelemon1.21.22 WELCOME ΤΟ PARADISE, Mr. LOAF,‎"‎

Sky Sports Jenna Brooks to Jake Connor regarding England selection : "Shaun Wane has said that he's spoken to you about why you were left out, he's also said he's told you what you needed to do more of, I'm interested, what do you need to do more of and did you do it tonight?"

Jake Connor : "I don't know, to be honest I haven't spoken to him."

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Barry Cryer. Very sad news.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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16 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Barry Cryer. Very sad news.

Proper unsung comedy legend. His contribution to Eric and Ernie alone would put him at the top of the comedy writing tree.

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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29 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

Should have been knighted along time ago.

Maybe he didn't want it.

 

Edit: He got an OBE, so you're right, he should have been.

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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