FATHER JOHN MISTY Covers T. REX With Ardent Passion – Listen To ‘MAIN MAN’

4 September 2020

The Marc Bolan tribute LP called ‘AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan
is out today. Several famous artists such as Joan Jett, Kesha, Devendra Banhart, Nick Cave, and Father John Misty honor the glam hero with a cover of one of his timeless songs. The tribute was put together by the legendary producer Hal Willner who sadly passed away
on 7 April from coronavirus.

Marc Bolan will be inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon.

Father John Misty is also present.
He chose the soulful ballad MAIN MAN.
His cover is ardent and passionate.

Listen here…

The original

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FATHER JOHN MISTY: Facebook

NICK CAVE Covers T.REX For New Tribute Album – Here’s ‘COSMIC DANCER’…

New sonic impulses

29 April 2020

Living legend NICK CAVE has recorded a song by seventies glam icons T.REX.
The Australian singer/songwriter star picked ‘COSMIC DANCER‘ to feature on
a tribute album dedicated to the band’s brilliant mastermind and charismatic
leader MARC BOLAN. His version is vintage Cave, a heartfelt crooning ballad,
a moony reverie with goosebumps piano and warm clarinet fragments.

The new record, entitled ‘ANGELHEADED HIPSTER’ is planned for a
4 September release, with other contributing artists such as Elton John,
U2, Joan Jett
and Marc Almond. .

The reimagined selection of T.Rex classics was headed up by producer
Hall Willner, who passed away from coronavirus earlier this month,
only 64. Rest in peace.

Here’s Nick Cave‘s amazing cover…

And below the original version, a gripping live version…

T.REX: Facebook

DAVID BOWIE’S Love Single ‘THE PRETTIEST STAR’ With MARC BOLAN On Guitar Came Out 50 Years AGo…

6 March 2020

Today 50 years ago, on 6 March 1970, DAVID BOWIE released
‘THE PRETTIEST STAR’ as a single, the follow-up to one of his
greatest hits ‘Space Oddity’.

A love song for his future wife Angela Barnett who he married the same year.
He played it several times down the telephone to propose to her. It’s in Greek
hasapiko dance style, as a tribute to Angie‘s Cypriot ethnic origin. Glam rock
icon MARC BOLAN played guitar on the track, after producer Tony Visconti
brought the two stars together. Despite receiving great reviews the single
sold, incredibly, fewer than 800 copies.

Here’s the sweet pearl…

DAVID BOWIE: Facebook

T.REX Mastermind MARC BOLAN – 30 September 1947 / 16 September 1977

History

16 September 2019

Today 42 years ago, on 16 September 1977, one of the greatest British pop talents and rock performers MARC BOLAN (born Mark Feld) the then only 29-year-old artist was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. To remember the eternal glam icon here are three of his timeless knockouts with his legendary band T.REX

– TELEGRAM SAM – (1972)

– HOT LOVE – (1971)

– 20TH CENTURY BOY – (1973)

T.REX: Biography

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(photo on top: FB Official Fan Club Marc Bolan)

HISTORY – 19 March 1971

19 March 2019

On 19 March 1971, forty-eight years ago today the late great rocker MARC BOLAN
(30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) and his band T.REX scored their very first
number one hit single (of a total of four) on the UK singles chart with stone gold classic cracker HOT LOVE. C’mon, let’s start that fabulous glam groove…

T.REX: Biography – Facebook