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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Marvin Lee Aday, known in the world of rock’n’roll as Meat Loaf, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Northern Michigan University’s C.B. Hedgcock Fieldhouse. Meat Loaf, a native of Dallas, began his musical career at age 15 playing for the Huntington Beach, Calif., circuit with a cover band called Popcorn Blizzard. His career boomed about 12 years later when CBS Records released “Bat Out of Hell,” the longest charting record since “The Sound of Music.” In addition to his musical career, Meat Loaf starred in such films as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Americathon,” and “Roadie.” He has joined the roster of celebrity guests who have appeared on “The Equalizer.” Advance tickets are $7 for NMU students and $9 for non-students. Tickets will be sold at the door to both students and non-students for an additional $1. All student tickets can be purchased at NMU Student Activities Office. Ticket outlets for non-students are Teletronics and Music Street Video in Marquette; Sawyer Recreation Center; Round the Clock Minimart in Ishpeming; Team Electronics in Escanaba; Sound North in Iron Mountain; and Jim’s Food Mart in Houghton. Meat Loaf’s appearance is funded by the student/activity and arranged by Northern Arts and Entertainment.
90 years ago
MARQUETTE – Marquette lost its oldest resident Wednesday with the death of Marcelle Nantel, who died about six months before the one hundredth anniversary of his birth. Mr. Nantel died in St. Mary’s hospital, where he had lived for about three years. He was born in 1831 and leaves no known relatives with the exception of a stepson, Nels Cody, of Marquette. The place of his birth and his early activities could not be determined yesterday, but he is known to have resided in Marquette before Peter White. He worked as a guide and trapper. The body is in Tonella’s funeral home, where it will remain until tomorrow morning, when funeral services will be held at 8 o’clock in St. John’s church.