Hot Patootie – Meat Loaf, Rocky Horror Picture Show

He joined the high school choir in order to avoid study hall, and from then on, singing became his main passion. After completing high school at 15, he travelled around with a number of bands. By the time he settled down in New York, live rock music was no longer in so much demand as before. “That’s one reason I went into theatre,” he remarks. “Another reason was because someone hired me and I didn’t have a job.” As a singer and actor, Meat performed in some 10 Broadway and Off Broadway productions, including Hair and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which he also appeared in the 1975 film.

100 New Yorkers of the 1970s, Max Millard