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.
FATHER JOHN MISTY: Facebook
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…
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
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)
(photo on top: FB Official Fan Club Marc Bolan)
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