Come Meat Loaf ha ottenuto il suo soprannome: La moltitudine di spiegazioni della leggenda del rock

Come interprete di Broadway e “Pipistrello fuori dall'inferno” crooner riceve un meritato commiato da un chi è chi di Hollywood e dello spettacolo, una parte del ritardo “Capelli” star’s life – his nickname Meat Loaf – seemingly remains obscure.

Born Marvin Lee Adayand later known as Michael Lee Aday – Meat Loaf has provided a number of different responses for his nickname.

Nel 1978, disse Rivista di persone that his name derived from his being overweight while growing up in Dallas – reportedly weighing 240 pounds at just over 5 piedi alti.

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American actor and singer Meat Loaf in New York, marzo 1978.

American actor and singer Meat Loaf in New York, marzo 1978. (Getty Images)

Meat Loaf also pressed to Il guardiano nel 2003 quella “names and ages pime off. So I just continually lie.

Nel 2011, he told Piers Morgan: “When I was a kid I was so big, I mean I was really big, I literally could not wear blue jeans,” adding that he ultimately changed his name from Marvin to Michael due in part to a running Levi’s commercial that suggested, “Poor fat Marvin can’t wear Levi’s.

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tuttavia, one explanation that has rung in as the truest amid decades of speculation is one he gave to Oprah Winfrey in 2016 during a profile for the Harpo executive’sWhere Are They Now” serie.

In the intimate sit-down interview, Meat Loaf told the former talk show host that when he was born, his father said helooked like nine-and-a-half pounds of ground chuckand quipped to hospital staff to place aMeattag on his crib seeing as the future star wasborn bright red.

According to the late singer, it wasn’t until he hit junior high school that he was anointed theLoafpart of his famous moniker – explaining to Winfrey that his coach called him ahunk of meatloafafter the subordinate stepped on the coach’s foot.

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Regardless of how Meat Loaf earned his nickname, one has to be impressed by the manner with which he leaned into it and took ownership of his name – never allowing teasers and the like to dim his light.

Portrait of singer Meat Loaf, 1987.

Portrait of singer Meat Loaf, 1987. (Getty Images)

Actress Tia Carrere, who acted alongside Meat Loaf in “Il mondo di Wayne,” told Fox News Digital in a statement that the effervescent performer was a thoughtful soul despite his onstage facade.

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Meat Loaf had this fierce rock and roll persona and seemed so intense in his music, but anyone meeting him knows how kind and contemplative a man he was. He will be missed.

He is survived by wife Deborah and daughters Pearl and Amanda.

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