Meat Loaf

10/29/1977 : 'Bat Out Of Hell' was released by Meat Loaf, a little known singer from California who moved to New York and eventually got some exposure thru appearances in Hair and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After Meatloaf met songwriter Jim Steinman, they started to work on songs together with an eye towards doing an album. It took them awhile but by 1977 Todd Rundgren had signed as the producer and they had a record deal with the Cleveland International label. The album is Bat Out Of Hell, which went on to sell 43 million copies. Not bad!


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1939Grace Slick (Barnett) of Jefferson Airplane was born on this date in Evanston, IL. Her family moved to Palo Alto, CA where she attended a private all girls school, which led to her desire for a break from conformity. She found her opportunity, when she joined Jefferson Airplane in 1966.
1941The first FM Radio station opened in Nashville, TN.
1941Keith Potger, vocalist for the group The Seekers, was born on this day.
1947Timothy B. Schmit, bassist and vocalist in Poco and the Eagles, was born on this date in 1947 in Oakland, CA.
1961The Supremes released their first single, 'I Want A Guy'.
1970On this date, 10/30 in 1970, Doors front man Jim Morrison was sentenced to six months of hard labor and fined $500 for exposing himself at a concert in Miami, Florida a year and half earlier. During the actual trial, much of the testimony against Jim was contradictory but he was convicted nonetheless. The conviction was appealed but had a chilling effect on the Doors future tour plans. Morrison died in Paris before his appeal could be heard.
1971The Rolling Stones played the first date of their 'Farewell' tour of Britain before tax exile in France.
1971Led Zeppelin performed 'Stairway To Heaven' for the first time live at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1971Led Zeppelin performed 'Stairway To Heaven' for the first time live at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1973John Lennon released the album 'Mind Games'.
1976Elvis held his final studio recording session on this day at his Graceland mansion.
1984Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in 'La Boheme' in New York City, NY.
1988Nirvana played at a dorm party at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. It was the first time Kurt smashed his guitar.
1991'The Doors' movie debuted. Val Kilmer played the role of Jim Morrison.
1991Paul McCartney's 'Unplugged' session, recorded in January, was broadcast on MTV on this date.
1995It was announced that David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Pete Seeger, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.

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