Meatloaf releases “Bat Out of Hell” on October 20, 1977. Jim Steinman is the composer, Todd Rundgren the producer. It’s #343 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
b. September 30, 1947. Bolan was the front-man for T. Rex. On September 16 1977, the then 29-year-old was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London.
The thing about success, certainly in the rock’n’roll business, is that it gives you an incredible amount, but what it takes away is irreplaceable and sometimes I get a funny feeling that I shan’t be here very long. And I’m not talking in terms of things like success. It frightens me sometimes.”Marc Bolan
Motly Crue release their most sober album on September 1, 1989. It’s also the last with Vince Neal handling the lead vocals until Generation Swine 8 years later.
July 27, 1973 ~ New York Dolls release their debut album. Produced by Todd Rundgren, the album had a hard time finding traction outside their home turf but is now considered by many as one of the most important albums of the pre-punk movement. It’s #213 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
July 21, 1972 ~ T. Rex release their third album …
The Thin White Duke releases the concept album of all concept albums on June 16, 1972.
It’s #35 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and has been elected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the United States National Recording Preservation Board, which designates it as a sound recording that has had significant cultural, historical, or aesthetic impact in American life.
There is simply no one better to be stranded in reality with than Ian Hunter …
“This ain’t rock n’ roll … this is genocide!”
The Thin White Duke releases his 8th album on May 24, 1974 …