One week ago, we lost the singer known as Meat Loaf. His passing was announced on Facebook.
His career spanned six decades, selling over 100 Million albums worldwide and was featured in 65 movies, including “Fight Club”, “Focus”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wayne’s World. “Bat Out of Hell” remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.
As far as I can tell, Meat Loaf never released a version of the song LOUIE LOUIE. *(see update below)
… but there was a connection.
My friend and LOUIE spiritual advisor Stretch Riedle pointed out in March 2019…
NEWSFLASH! Although this was made in 1999, it was just tonight that I saw it for the first time. On Amazon Prime, I watched a video/documentary entitled “Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell (Classic Albums)“. At 40:17 Ellen Foley makes a reference to Louie Louie. Besides being one of my favorite rock artists, there is now a connection between Meat Loaf and LL. The world is saved!
…. and apparently, there’s lot more to it than I realized.
Check this out. Here’s an interview of Meat Loaf conducted by Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas.
In this mind-blowing segment, the man formerly known as Marvin Lee Aday discusses where he was on November 22, 1963, and his unbelievable story involving JFK, the Secret Service, Parkland Hospital, as well as that darned song that so many of us keep thinking about.
Did I mention unbelievable?
Anyways, the story continues. By all means if you have any more things you can add to this one, we’d love to hear from you.
My friend Clay Stabler reminded me of this special performance by Meat Loaf!
Recycling a previous post in memoriam — Meat Loaf sings “Louie Louie” to start a 1987 concert on his 20/20 World Tour. It was on the set list for most of the tour stops according to Daniel Wheway‘s “Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Meat Loaf Guide.”