Meat Loaf explaining Phil Rizzuto's role in 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' resurfaces following his death
Added 01-21-22 09:43:02am EST - “Meat Loaf's retelling of how he got Phil Rizzuto, the legendary New York Yankees player and broadcaster, to work with him on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" resurfaced Friday following the legendary singer's death.” - Foxnews.com
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Meat Loaf’s retelling of how he got Phil Rizzuto, the legendary New York Yankees player and broadcaster, to work with him on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" resurfaced Friday, following the singer’s death at age 74.
Meat Loaf appeared on "The Rich Eisen Show" in September 2016 and talked about his relationship with the Hall of Famer. He told Eisen that Art Shamsky, who was an outfielder for the New York Mets, was Rizzuto’s agent at the time when he was thinking about bringing Rizzuto on.
Phil Rizzuto helped the Yankees win seven World Series during his 13 years, including their record five straight titles from 1949 through 1953 and in 1950 he won the American League's Most Valuable Player award. His popularity as a broadcaster from 1956-1996 launched him to a pop culture icon with his trademark phrases like "Holy Cow!" and "You huckleberry!" (Sporting News via Getty Images/)
"We told Phil exactly what he was going to do and what the song was," Meat Loaf recalled. "We told him about the whole album and he asked the question, ‘Do people have to get high to listen to this record?’"
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