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40 Years Ago — T. Rex Release ‘Tanx’

Warner Brothers Records
Warner Brothers Records

By early 1973, Marc Bolan and T. Rex had sailed to the upper regions of stardom in their U.K. homeland. Spurred by a run of 11 Top 10 singles in just three years, including four No. 1s, as well as the huge success of the albums 'Electric Warrior' (1971) and 'The Slider' (1972), the period was often referred to as 'T. Rextasy' in England.

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Marc Bolan – Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death

Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Deaths
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Marc Bolan looked like a rock star. And he usually sang about the usual rock-star things in his songs with T. Rex. He inspired a whole legion of glitter-wearing fans to follow his every word. And on the 1972 single 'Solid Gold Easy Action,' he seemed to have a knack for predicting the future -- even foreshadowing his own demise five years later.

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Late T. Rex Singer Marc Bolan’s Girlfriend Gloria Jones Keeps His Memory Alive

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Keystone, Getty Images

Marc Bolan of T.Rex would’ve turned 65 years old today (Sept. 30) had he not perished in a car crash back in 1977, and according to Gloria Jones - his girlfriend and the mother of his child, “He’d still be doing music, films, and videos.” Jones has made it her mission to keep Bolan’s memory alive and she’s partnered with The Light Of Love Foundation and Marc's son Rolan Bolan to start the Marc Bolan School Of Music & Film in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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Marc Bolan – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan, who died just two weeks shy of his 30th birthday, would have been 65 years old on Sept. 30. The legacy left by this London born glam rocker is one of innovation and creativity.

T. Rex was formed in 1967 by Bolan, originally under

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