On 16 January 1971, it was farewell Tyrannosaurus Rex, long live T. Rex the band and T. Rex the LP.
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 Gentle Giant debut album established the group as one of the most distinctive and forward-thinking of the new wave of prog rock bands to emerge in 1970.
The Beatles' protégés released their second album under that band name, 'No Dice,' in the UK on 27 November 1970.
Written by the group's Pete Ham, the song had a confident, catchy sound that took it into the top ten in the UK and US.
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.
Thin Lizzy's 'Live and Dangerous' is one of the most influential live rock albums and made No.2 on the UK album charts following its release on in June 1978.
‘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.
Gary Moore began his third spell as a member of Thin Lizzy, as they went on a Parisian adventure with producer Tony Visconti.
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.’
McCaslin was interviewed on Newark, NJ station WBGO, where he spoke about his brief period of working with Bowie.