Meat Loaf: His Operatic Rock Anthems Made Him an Unlikely Pop Star

From a page one Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel headlined “Meat Loaf, whose operatic rock anthems made him an unlikely pop star, dies at 74”:

Meat Loaf, a singer whose soaring, near-operatic rock anthems and mega-selling “Bat Out of Hell” album made him an unexpected pop star of the 1970s and 1980s and whose many acting roles included an integral part in the cult movie classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” died Jan. 20….