The Queen’s Guards Pay Tribute to Meat Loaf
On the 20th January 2022, the world lost actor and musical legend Meat Loaf at the age of 74. Meat Loaf’s career began in 1968 at the age of 21 and continued right up until the very end, producing music for a whopping six decades!
Even the royals paid tribute to Meat Loaf, as The Queen’s Guards played ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ outside of Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s Guards use a range of instruments, which prominently consisted of clarinets, trumpets, french horns, and saxophones. Throughout the song, the tempo remains upbeat, and it finishes on a more solemn note, encouraging the viewer to pause for reflection. Tourists and passers-by gather outside of Buckingham Palace to listen to the tear-jerking performance and pay homage to one of the world’s greatest rock artists in history.
Meat Loaf has sold millions of records and was undoubtedly one of the greatest performers ever. In 1977, he released his debut album, Bat Out of Hell, which became platinum, with hits like ‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’ and ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light’ becoming the most popular songs on the album. His first album remained in the charts for nine years and is considered to be one of the best-selling albums in music history.
In 1993, Meat Loaf released his second album, Bat Out of Hell II. The most popular song on this album will be of no shock. ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was and will most likely always be Meat Loaf’s most iconic song, still holding significance in the rock world and beyond even decades after its release.
Not only was he a musical legend, but he also starred in some noteworthy movies, featuring as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Tiny in Wayne’s World (1992), and Robert ‘Bob’ Paulson in Fight Club (1999).
Upon receiving the news of Meat Loaf’s death, many stars who have worked with him over the years, including Bonnie Tyler, Queen guitarist Brian May, and Cher, have paid tribute to him. To read more about Meat Loaf’s music career and life story click here.