‘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.
Inspired by The Band’s pioneering Americana, Elton John’s ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ was cinematic in its scope, and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
As Bolanmania spread across the UK, the first two Tyrannosaurus Rex albums hit No. 1 together.
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.
Marc Bolan sang about the character, and Golden Nose Slim and Jungle Faced Jake, in the glamrock classic ‘Telegram Sam.’
Freeman had his own hit with the song at 18 and saw it covered by everyone from the Beach Boys to John Lennon.
By the early 1970s, Humble Pie were undeniably bigger in the US than the UK, but they nudged back into the British charts with the notable live double album 'Performance – Rockin’...
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.
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.
From hip 60s shows such as ‘Ready Steady Go!’ to the iconic ‘Top Of The Pops’ and anarchic mayhem of ‘The Tube’, UK music TV has a rich history.
A look into the many versions of the song written and first recorded by Bobby Freeman.