T.REX started the glam rock craze in England which soon included David Bowie and Roxy Music. Many bands were influenced by Marc Bolan's look and sound. T.REX only had one radio hit in the USA, Bang A Gong in 1972, which was rerecorded by members of Duran Duran in their Powerstation project in 1985 when it again became a smash hit in the States. Marc Bolan's star dimmed during the mid-70's but he was headed for a comeback during 1976, the year that punk music exploded in the UK. Many punk bands were influenced by Bolan's style of music. Marc tragically died in a car accident in 1977 but his music and legend lives on. Today bands continue to cover T.REX songs and movies like Velvet Goldmine look back fondly on the glam rock era and T.REX.
Marc Bolan Super Links Page
Check out my little photo gallery of some Gods of Rock And while I'm at it here's a link to My little tribute to Duran Duran and all of my other pages. Enjoy!
|Gary Numan||Hanoi Rocks||Bowie|
|The Rolling Stones||Mick Ronson||Duran Duran|
|Spandau Ballet||Japan||New York Dolls|
|The Sweet||Adam Ant||Roxy Music|
Which David Bowie are you?
Glam Rock of the 70's|
My little tribute to Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page|
The Ashley X Pages - Gary Numan, Dr. Who and more|
Smashing Grandpa's glam and punk fashion tees|
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