Marc Bolan was an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and poet. He was the lead singer of the band T. Rex and was one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. Bolan’s appearance on the BBC’s music show Top of the Pops in March 1971, wearing glitter and satins, is often cited as the beginning of the glam rock movement. Music critic Ken Barnes called Bolan “the man who started it all”. T. Rex’s 1971 album Electric Warrior, with all songs written by Bolan, including the UK chart topper “Get It On”, has been described by AllMusic as “the album that essentially kick-started the UK glam rock craze.” Producer Tony Visconti, who would also work with the other major glam rock pioneer David Bowie, stated, “What I saw in Marc Bolan had nothing to do with strings, or very high standards of artistry; what I saw in him was raw talent. I saw genius. I saw a potential rock star in Marc – right from the minute, the hour I met him.”
|Birth name:||Mark Feld|
|Born:||September 30, 1947, Stoke Newington, London, England|
|Died:||September 16, 1977, Barnes, London, England|
|Genres:||Glam rock, rock and roll, psychedelic folk (early)|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, poet|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Labels:||Decca, Reprise, Blue Thumb, Regal Zonophone, EMI, A&M, Fly|
|Associated acts:||T. Rex, John’s Children|
|IMDb:||Marc Bolan’s IMDb|
About Marc Bolan
Founder of the glam rock group T. Rex who had a crossover hit in the U.S. called “Bang a Gong(Get It On).”
At age nine he got a guitar; he later got kicked out of school when he was fourteen.
A car accident ended his life when he was twenty-nine years old.
His mother Phyllis Winifred was Christian, and his father Simeon Feld was Jewish.
At the height of his success, T. Rex had sold more albums than Jimi Hendrix.
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- Singers from London
- 20th-century English singers
- 20th-century guitarists
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