Singer Meat Loaf dies – level 3

26-01-2022 07:00

Rock icon Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74; he is best known for one of the best-selling albums of all time ‘Bat Out of Hell’.

Star sold 100 million albums worldwide, and he also appeared in movies like Fight Club or Wayne’s World. The Dallas-born singer was born Marvin Lee Aday; however, he got his nickname when his father said that Marvin looked as red as meat at birth, and a high school football coach added the ‘loaf’. In a 2010 interview, he spoke about his distinctive and dramatic vocal style that ranged over three octaves. A school offered that he study opera; however, he said that he was too rebellious for that.

Meat Loaf released a series of albums in the late 1970s and 1980s, and in 1993, he earned a Grammy Award for the single ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’. Bat Out of Hell remains one of the top 10 biggest-selling albums ever, alongside albums by Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and the Eagles.

Difficult words: icon (a very famous person with great influence or significance), nickname (a familiar or humorous name given to a person instead of his real name), octave (the distance between two musical notes or sounds).

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