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45 Years Ago: Tyrannosaurus Rex Release ‘Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages’

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After releasing their elegantly titled debut album, 'My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair ... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows,' in mid-1968, Tyrannosaurus Rex quickly became fixtures on the U.K. underground scene. Their engaging live performances, and support from the likes of John Peel on his radio show, helped spread their reputation.

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T. Rex Inducted Into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to T. Rex, who have defeated Jethro Tull to become the fifth band elected into the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Jethro Tull Vs. T. Rex – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

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The people have spoken, and T. Rex will battle Jethro Tull in the July Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame finals. The winner will become the fourth entrant into our hallowed (and 100% fan-voted) establishment.

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T. Rex Legal Battle Could Impact Copyright Law

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Rolan Feld, son of deceased T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan, is in the middle of a legal tug-of-war over his father's publishing royalties that could potentially have a major impact on the estates of other artists.

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Alice Cooper Vs. T. Rex – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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The second of our July Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame battles pits two fashion-forward bands -- T. Rex and Alice Cooper -- against one another. Who gets your vote?

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T. Rex Helps Fiat Lead an Italian Invasion

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The commercial for the new Fiat 500L sets itself up all American Revolution style, with a pseudo Paul Revere warning 'the British are coming.' After a second look, he corrects himself...'wait...the Italians are coming,' as he spies a fleet of new Fiat 500s rolling down the road. As the automobiles come into view, the unmistakable sounds of 'Children Of The Revolution,' the 1972 single from T. Rex, is heard charging full volume ahead.

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T. Rex Vs. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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It's glitter and glam versus flannel and denim as T. Rex battle Creedence Clearwater Revival for a spot in the semifinals of July's Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame battle. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic-rock history.

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40 Years Ago — T. Rex Release ‘Tanx’

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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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T. Rex Plotting 40th Anniversary Box Set Reissue for ‘The Slider’

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T. Rex's classic 1972 album, 'The Slider,' will return to the spotlight with a 40th anniversary reissue featuring producer Tony Visconti's remastering.

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