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.
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.
Few sounds in rock history define decadence as perfectly as T. Rex's 1971 hit 'Bang a Gong (Get it On).' So when actor/hedonist Charlie Sheen signed on to appear in Dutch beer company Bavaria's new commercial, it made sense for them to spring for Marc Bolan's most famous song.
In the spot, Sheen leaves a rehab center and hops in
A snippet of T-Rex's song 'Christmas Bop' is featured in Target's latest holiday commercial advertising the notion "Santa Has Elves - You have Target." Marc Bolan's T-Rex may not seem like the most likely band to back a Fisher-Price toy but when it comes to advertising a mega dinosaur, it's as logical choice as any.