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Yazzy
15 Mar 2009, 10:49
I know this may sound like an easy question, but when was meat loaf born? I always thought it was 1947 by in an interview he said 1951 and that he was tryig to maintain a lie by putting 1947 in his autobiography. Can anyone help??

MeatGrl1
15 Mar 2009, 10:52
Welcome Yazzi.

1947 is correct as he is 60, will turn 61 in September ;).

Yazzy
15 Mar 2009, 11:05
Thanks !!! It was really bugging me!

MeatGrl1
15 Mar 2009, 11:56
Your welcome, sorry for spelling username wrong :p.

roomster
15 Mar 2009, 12:01
Welcome Yazzi.

1947 is correct as he is 60, will turn 61 in September ;).

But how do you know the year for sure? And if he is born in 1947 I'll guess he must be 61, turning 62 in september...? We're in 2009 now.

Personally I have been hoping that its 1951, because then he is a few years younger, and maybe he will be performing even longer... ;)

MeatGrl1
15 Mar 2009, 12:02
I doubt he'd make up being 60 on his profile here... !!!!

daveake
15 Mar 2009, 12:08
You missed the point that being born in 1947 and being 60 years old in 2009 don't add up. :nope:

If 1947 is correct he's 61; if 60 is correct he was born in 1948.

Dave

MeatGrl1
15 Mar 2009, 12:52
Correct that's what it says on his profile...

Sarge
15 Mar 2009, 12:54
1947 is correct...

No, it's not correct. ;)

roomster
15 Mar 2009, 15:10
No, it's not correct. ;)

But what is correct? Is it only Meat himself who know? :)

Sarge
15 Mar 2009, 15:51
But what is correct? Is it only Meat himself who know? :)

In 1995, he handed his passport to someone who was interviewing him for VH1 Germany. According to that passport he was born in 1951.

mszee
15 Mar 2009, 17:17
As far as I know he, in fact, was born in 1947...apparently there was a mistake made in his passport at some point...he was born in 1947 until he hit 50 or something...then he rewinded his age a bit...

daveake
15 Mar 2009, 17:25
Correct that's what it says on his profile...

Emma, put down that shovel and pick up a calculator ;-). 1947 + 61 = 2008, and last time I looked it was 2009.

Barring Meat being a time traveller (and I don't think he's the next Dr Who), either the birth year is wrong or the age is wrong. The can't both be correct, regardless of what his profile says.

Dave

duke knooby
15 Mar 2009, 17:29
why's his age such a big deal????
its not like its something important like an album title :p lol

mszee
15 Mar 2009, 17:36
why's his age such a big deal????
its not like its something important like an album title :p lol

:lmao:

Sarge
15 Mar 2009, 17:39
apparently there was a mistake made in his passport at some point

Can I have such a passport, too, please? I wanna be below thirty. Too bad they asked for my birth certificate when I applied for mine. :))

why's his age such a big deal????

Why did he use to yell "I'm f*cking 60 years old" at his concerts last year? He obviously cares a lot about his age. ;)

duke knooby
15 Mar 2009, 17:42
Why did he used to yell "I'm f*cking 60 years old" at his concerts last year? He obviously cares a lot about his age. ;)

mustn't be 1951 d.o.b then

Sarge
15 Mar 2009, 17:46
He mentions his (alleged) age noticeable often, do you think that's normal? Do you know any other "old" rockstar who does this? He apparantly wants to make people believe that he's older than he actually is.

mszee
15 Mar 2009, 17:50
mustn't be 1951 d.o.b then

Amen

mszee
15 Mar 2009, 17:51
Can I have such a passport, too, please? I wanna be below thirty. Too bad they asked for my birth certificate when I applied for mine. :))



Unfortunately, it's not a passport...it's the face...lol...I am talking about myself now...lol...

*originaldancechick
15 Mar 2009, 17:53
Who really cares anyway. Age is just a number. Luv cx

Sarge
15 Mar 2009, 17:55
Amen

Congrats, Meat, it worked! :lawl:

mszee
15 Mar 2009, 17:56
Who really cares anyway. Age is just a number. Luv cx

While reached certain age, I have to say that this statement is not at all correct...

Battybarb
15 Mar 2009, 23:47
i agree with you there Zina....lol

*originaldancechick
16 Mar 2009, 06:54
The older Meat gets, the sexier he gets. Luv cx

carole
16 Mar 2009, 20:26
The older Meat gets, the sexier he gets. Luv cx

That is certainly true!!!!!

Carole

allrevvedup
16 Mar 2009, 20:27
The older Meat Loaf... the older Meat Loaf gets.

Wario
16 Mar 2009, 22:36
That is certainly true!!!!!

Carole

i know I'm a guy and shouldn't agree ..... so I'll just back off :D

vrg
16 Mar 2009, 22:53
Meat's been bragging since he turned 60 that he's an old man now; and he did say it onstage about being 60, so 1947 is the correct one. He's never hidden his age, just played with the media with it occasionally, but he isn't playing now.

Sarge
17 Mar 2009, 07:18
Meat's been bragging since he turned 60 that he's an old man now

Doesn't sound like bragging to me. More like "oh shit, I'm old". Does anybody have a plausible explanation why he stresses how old he is all the time? I think it's a little strange.

and he did say it onstage about being 60, so 1947 is the correct one.

Yes, that's indeed a reliable confirmation. I'm 18 - you gotta believe me because I'm saying it on this forum. :lawl:

He's never hidden his age, just played with the media with it occasionally, but he isn't playing now.

I'm sure I recognized a "51" in that passport and I don't think that that number was a "mistake". I believe he just likes to fool people when it comes to his age or name (and he's obviously very successful at that). ;)

mszee
17 Mar 2009, 13:19
I wouldn't call it bragging but he does mention age a lot...that is just simple insecurities...coming from a fat kid who was consistently shoved into a locker, etc...

And as to his age...as far as I know he was NEVER quoted in America as being born in 1951, he was always born here in 1947. This 1951 thing comes from one interview taken somewhere in some pub in England...and as far as I know that's the only journalist who actually claims he saw the passport...

With this said, Dan has a passport with incorrect information also, and so do other people I know...but to understand how difficult it is to correct a mistake in passport here is not quite possible...we walk around with incorrect info in our passports and drivers licenses cause we know if we try to correct it we will be in deep crap...

Sarge
17 Mar 2009, 14:33
With this said, Dan has a passport with incorrect information also, and so do other people I know...

Might be but it's no proof that this is also the case with Meat Loaf's passport. Are your authorities indeed that sloppy when issuing passports?

As I said, I think it's rather strange. Why should he claim to be younger than he was in 1995 but now he has no issues with representing himself as an old man?
No matter whether he's 57 or 61, he obviously has some kind of problem with his age - which is stupid, in my opinion. He could be 90 and still make out with young women on stage, fine with me :mrgreen:, but this constant "I'm 60(+) years old blablabla" talk annoys me.

mszee
17 Mar 2009, 15:04
Yeah, our authorities are...ummm...difficult to correct things...

Dunno about age thing, never bothered me one way or another...

AndyK
17 Mar 2009, 15:20
... but this constant "I'm 60(+) years old blablabla" talk annoys me.

Let it lie then ... you've mentioned it in this thread as much as Meat did last summer :lmao:

Personally I think it's more a case of Meat having an on stage snipe at those young hip music journalists who like to put the words "ageing rocker" in the same context as the words "Meat Loaf" (or any other rock star who shaves regularly). There's a faction of the press who think that rock stars should retire when they're past a certain age ... I'm sure this winds him up a bit.

Sarge
17 Mar 2009, 16:15
you've mentioned it in this thread as much as Meat did last summer :lmao:

Lemme count... :twisted:

There's a faction of the press who think that rock stars should retire when they're past a certain age ... I'm sure this winds him up a bit.

Yeah, that's why I got to see a kindergarten version of Paradise in 2007. :bicker: Maybe the world would be a better (and funnier) place without such journalists and their prejudices.
I remember that guy from the Faroe islands (?) who asked him "how old can a rock star be" at the Sweden Rock Festival and he responded "how old can a journalist be". That was an intelligent way to deal with the problem. Deprive them of their ammunition, don't provide them with any. :up:

carole
17 Mar 2009, 22:13
Welll my passport has incorrect information as I just found out when I tried to renew it. Don't know what's wrong though as they won't tell me. Now I have to apply for a new one which is giving me all sorts of problems and is a pain in the arse. But Meat did say in an intewview when asked about his age he lies about it because age and numbers piss him off and he doesn't see why it is relevant to quote people's ages all the time.

Carole

allrevvedup
18 Mar 2009, 10:30
When I had to apply for a replacement passport, they managed to take the detail of my father's middle name and give it as mine.

They handed it to me when I came to collect and it took another day to resolve, all because of one name being under the other on my birth cert.

So these mistakes do happen.

I believe it was 1947,I know you can't solely go on another person's age but Steinman being born in 1948 would lead me to believe they are around the same age.

Sarge
18 Mar 2009, 12:03
All these comments made me check my own passport for mistakes :lol: but it's okay.

CarylB
12 Apr 2009, 16:32
Let it lie then ... you've mentioned it in this thread as much as Meat did last summer :lmao:

Personally I think it's more a case of Meat having an on stage snipe at those young hip music journalists who like to put the words "ageing rocker" in the same context as the words "Meat Loaf" (or any other rock star who shaves regularly). There's a faction of the press who think that rock stars should retire when they're past a certain age ... I'm sure this winds him up a bit.

I'm sure there's a lot of truth in that :) .. also I think there's perhaps something about him now embracing his age more and making light of it .. As to him saying on stage he's 60 rather than 61 .. perhaps like many of us as he hits a decade he's happy to just refer to that rather than count each year through it .. lol

But his birth year IS 1947 according to the state records. I've seen his birth registration, and his birth is officially listed there as 27 September 1947, which is pretty definitive to me :). The official hatched/matched/despatched records are difficut to change!

Caryl

RadioMaster
12 Apr 2009, 17:09
stalking is a great thing isnt it? lmao

allrevvedup
12 Apr 2009, 17:11
i was just going to say, to see Meat's registration is an extreme alright

Sarge
12 Apr 2009, 17:14
I've seen his birth registration, and his birth is officially listed there as 27 September 1947, which is pretty definitive to me :). The official hatched/matched/despatched records are difficut to change!

:wtf: As curious as I am, I've never felt the urge to check someone's birth registration. I better not ask what made you do it and how you got to see those records.

daveake
12 Apr 2009, 17:18
The official hatched/matched/despatched records are difficut to change!

Caryl

Though my name was wrong on my original birth certificate and my first 3 marriage certificates (all from the same marriage - we had to go back and get them to get it right!)

I'm just glad I'm not famous enough for people to want to go and get a copy of either of those ...

Dave

RadioMaster
12 Apr 2009, 17:53
I doubt a random person would actually have the right to look into someone elses birth certificate.

CarylB
12 Apr 2009, 18:02
I said difficult Dave, not impossible. But I doubt you'd be able to change your date of birth on the official register because you wanted to appear younger :)

And as I happen to have seen the register for Meat's birth I mentioned it as people seem endlessly curious as to his birthdate. I might have expected the rather unkind responses I got. Nothing changes. But using one's initiative when an opportunity presents itself isn't imo "stalking" and shouldn't result in silly and pejorative labelling.

Caryl

RadioMaster
12 Apr 2009, 18:04
or in making up silly stories to feel more important than one is ;)

mszee
12 Apr 2009, 18:07
42

CarylB
12 Apr 2009, 18:07
I doubt a random person would actually have the right to look into someone elses birth certificate.

I didn't say I'd seen his birth certificate .. do pay attention .. lol .. But the registers are public records, and many are available for anybody to view on-line, as anyone doing research into their family tree will know. It's how we've traced my family history back for 250 years.

Funny how just a simple piece of information gets some wandering off-topic to make negative comments eh? I only post when I feel I have something useful to contribute .. and you go on to suggest I'm making it up to "feel more important" than I am? That's rude and unnecessary, and shoving a smiley after it doesn't make it not so.

It's really not worth sharing information here.

Caryl

Sarge
12 Apr 2009, 18:13
[...] as anyone doing research into their family tree will know. It's how we've traced my family history back for 250 years.

"Into their family tree"... I guess Meat Loaf does not belong to your family, does he?

mszee
12 Apr 2009, 18:17
Well, since it is an ultimate question of the Universe, I still say it's 42...

And oh yeah...personal data is available online but you do have to request it and go through all kind of rigmarole documents malarkey and pay fees on top of it...so...it's a long way to go just to find out it's 42...

R.
12 Apr 2009, 18:18
Too many last word freaks in this thread.