Bat Out of Hell

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. 

Source: Bat Out of Hell – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

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Marc Bolan

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

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

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.