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Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday, September 27, 1947) is a rock and roll performer who is best known for his hit song "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" and for his performance as Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

He got his name, the story goes, when he was a high-school football player growing up in Texas. When he stepped on his coach's foot accidentally, the coach called him a "big hunk of meat loaf". When he began his performing career, he adopted the term as his stage name.

"Paradise By the Dashboard Light" is about a boy who wants sexual intercourse with a girl. She agrees on the condition that he will love her for ever. He reluctantly agrees. Afterwards he regrets his promise but does not want to break it: he prays for the end of time, so he can end his time with her.

His album Bat out of Hell, with words and music by Jim Steinman, was a huge commercial and critical success. In addition to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", the album also featured "Two out of Three Ain't Bad".

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