Meat Loaf bought an apartment after gambling with £40.
''I had the time of my life in London. I made friends with a Pakistani taxi driver. He was a member of the Playboy Club and he took me.
''You could gamble in there in those days. I went in with £40 and came out with £23,000 - I was rich! £23,000! I went and bought an apartment.''
The 64-year-old rocker admits to having experimented with DRUGS, but doesn't like getting drunk, though he will have a little alcohol to calm his nerves before a show.
He told Shortlist magazine: ''I tried drugs but I don't really drink.
''I get horrific stage fright so I have a shot of tequila to calm my nerves, but that's three hours before I go on. I despite the taste of beer, I don't like vodka, I don't like Scotch. Champagne makes me want to gag. I've never been that clichÃ©d rocker.''