Soft Cell put the synths in northern soul on 5 September 1981, when they took ‘Tainted Love’ to the top of the UK charts.
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Tony Visconti tells the story of the time he and Marc Bolan arrived in Los Angeles and created a pop classic.
‘The Groover’ made its British chart entry on 16 June 1973, on the way to becoming their final UK top ten 45.
The varied history and many interpretations of one of the most enduring John-Taupin compositions.
‘Metal Guru’ is classic T.Rex, a sound that was made by Marc Bolan's voice and guitar but also by Tony Visconti's superb arranging and production skills.
As Bolanmania spread across the UK, the first two Tyrannosaurus Rex albums hit No. 1 together.
Gary Moore began his third spell as a member of Thin Lizzy, as they went on a Parisian adventure with producer Tony Visconti.
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The final LP released by Tyrannosaurus Rex before they transmuted into T. Rex came out on 13 March 1970.
Marc Bolan sang about the character, and Golden Nose Slim and Jungle Faced Jake, in the glamrock classic ‘Telegram Sam.’
On 16 January 1971, it was farewell Tyrannosaurus Rex, long live T. Rex the band and T. Rex the LP.
The best David Bowie collaborations find the legendary artist mixing his unique vision with other like-minded musicians. Here are 12 essential examples.