‘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.
Trailblazing UK music weekly paper NME, aka New Musical Express, is to cease print publication due to costs and market forces
Leaving aside his 1974 Greatest Hits collection, which Elton John studio album do you think has spent the longest time at No. 1 in the UK?
Who were Golden Nose Slim, Purple Pie Pete and Jungle Faced Jake? They were in the lyrics of the UK’s No. 1 of 5 February 1972, ‘Telegram Sam' by T. Rex.
Humble Pie went gold in the US with their live double LP, Performance – Rockin’ The Fillmore, which hit the UK chart on 22 January 1972.
In terms of debuts on the UK album chart of 16 January 1971, it was farewell Tyrannosaurus Rex, long live the newly-abbreviated T. Rex.
16 January 1971 was a quite a day for new entries on the UK album chart: John Lennon, T. Rex and the up-and-coming Elton John with Tumbleweed Connection.
The Flying V, the highly distinctive guitar, was trademarked by Gibson on 6 January 1958, and only 20 were made at the time. uDiscover examines its history.
On the LP chart of 9 October 1971, the album that confirmed Bolanmania, T.Rex’s Electric Warrior, debuted at No. 2.
T. Rex's rivals for the 1972 UK Christmas No. 1 spot included Chuck Berry and Little Jimmy Osmond, after 'Solid Gold Easy Action' debuted on 9 December.
From hip 60s shows such as ‘Ready Steady Go!’ to the iconic ‘Top Of The Pops’ and anarchic mayhem of ‘The Tube’, UK pop TV has a rich history.
On 18 November 1972, 12 months after the Teaser and the Firecat album, Catch Bull At Four became the only Cat Stevens LP to top the US charts.
The autumn of 1970 brought the feeling of a relaunch for T. Rex: new name, new label and a new hit on the on 24 October chart 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...