The 1971 chart-topper was the latest product of the T. Rex team that helped create Bolanmania.
The final LP released by Tyrannosaurus Rex before they transmuted into T. Rex came out on 13 March 1970.
The varied history and many interpretations of one of the most enduring John-Taupin compositions.
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 highly distinctive Flying V guitar was trademarked by Gibson on 6 January 1958.
T.Rex’s 'Electric Warrior' debuted at No. 2 on the UK chart of 9 October 1971 and a new fan phenomenon was confirmed.
‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ became the second consecutive single by Bolan and the band to peak at No. 2 in the UK in less than three months.
The stirring ballad became the group's second Motown, and third overall, R&B No. 1.
A look into the many versions of the song written and first recorded by Bobby Freeman.
'Catch Bull At Four' became the only Cat Stevens album to top the American charts.
The autumn of 1970 brought the feeling of a relaunch for Tyrannosaurus Rex, with a new name, a new label and a new UK chart entry with ‘Ride A White Swan.’
Glam rock added a splash of colour and sparked a different kind of cultural evolution - thrilling music, the spectacle of identity, dressed up in spectacular costume, and a frisson of provocative...
'Photograph' was co-written by Starr with George Harrison, as their close post-Beatles working relationship continued.
After Bolan's death on 16 September 1977, the passing decades have brought new admiration of a unique and quintessential pop star.