T.Rex’s 'Electric Warrior' debuted at No. 2 on the UK chart of 9 October 1971 and a new fan phenomenon was confirmed.
After Bolan's death on 16 September 1977, the passing decades have brought new admiration of a unique and quintessential pop star.
Mass-marketed music for the X Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers to teenagers looking for romance from their pop idols is not actually a new thing.
Since 1968, the Isle Of Wight Festival has gathered every iconic UK act and from the States, making it one of the most prolific festivals in music history.
This was the festival that began life as the Richmond Jazz Festival in 1960, morphed into the Jazz and Blues Festival in 1963 and had in 1964 played host to The Rolling...
Tony Visconti tells the story of the time he and Marc Bolan arrived in Los Angeles and created a pop classic.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Ramones made their triumphant London debut in front of 2,000 fans at The Roundhouse on 4 July 1976, blitzkrieging the UK capitol with NYC punk attitude.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
‘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.
‘Ride A White Swan’ lit the fire, and ‘Hot Love’ set T. Rex ablaze. On 20 March 1971, Marc Bolan got what he had always dreamed of: his first No. 1 hit.
A Beard Of Stars, the final LP released by Marc Bolan and his band as Tyrannosaurus Rex, came out on 13 March 1970, paving the way for Bolanmania.