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Memories are made of this…

The wonderful tribute to BP Fallon on the Miriam O’Callaghan programme on RTE Radio 1 with special guest Robert Plant talking about his friend.

BP recalls his childhood and bumpy schooldays, hiding on the Dublin to Liverpool boat to go see The Beatles at The Cavern, this schoolboy appearing every Saturday on the Telefis Eireann pop television show ‘Pickin’ The Pops’. He flashes back to when he appeared – twice – on ‘Top Of The Pops’ with John Lennon. He talks very very fondly of Marc Bolan, remembers Henry McCullough, discusses making his first record with Jack White, talks about his friend David Holmes – plus much much more.

LISTEN HERE

 

Talking about Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant says “In the middle of all the pressure it was pretty tough and the great thing about Bernard, Beep, coming on board with us is that he helped dilute a lot of the intensities that were thrust upon us… in the middle of it all Beep was a settling factor. We had years of fun in the smallest and shortest time…

“Beep was there with great ideas, good suggestions, pointing this way and that way… there was a point of conjecture and discussion that wouldn’t have been there otherwise… He was an extension of the adventure and the lifestyle of the band itself…

“Beep is a good friend, I’m very pleased to be paying for this call myself!”.

And Mirian O’Callaghan asks Robert twice about Led Zeppelin getting back together again – to a hilarious response.

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The Lobsters – BP Fallon & Robert Plant – plus bassist Andy Sylvester sing backing vocals with Melvin’s Marauders in The Queen’s Head pub in Stourbridge near Kidderminster, May 17th 1979

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Marc Bolan & BP Fallon, London 1971. Photography by Barrie Wentzel

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BP Fallon & Miriam O’Callaghan

With thanks to Miriam and to Conor Kavanagh, producer of The Miriam O’Callaghan Show.

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Reflections On David Bowie

Posted by admin on Saturday Jan 16, 2016 Under Art, David Bowie, Life's A Gas, Magic, Marc Bolan, Music, Rock'n'Roll, Verbal


BP Fallon being interviewed about David Bowie on UTV News by Paul Colgan

Last Monday seems like a year ago now, a dream. It still feels like a dream. David Bowie is dead.

On Monday, a shocked and saddened BP Fallon spoke to Neil Delamere on Today FM, to Joe Duffy on RTE Radio 1’s ‘Liveline’ and was interviewed on UTV television news. BP then joined Paul McLoone in the Today FM studio for Paul’s David Bowie tribute show.

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BP Fallon speaking to Paul McLoone about David Bowie


Audio above: The Paul McLoone David Bowie Tribute Show with BP Fallon and the voice of David Bowie plus on the phone Joe Elliott and Pete Holidai (edited). Produced by Kate Brennan Harding

And a few photographs from the archives of elevation:

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Ziggy & Iggy in his T.Rex t-shirt & Lou. Dorchester Hotel, London. Photography by Mick Rock

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David Bowie as Tilda Swinton & Tilda Swinton as DB

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Mick Ronson & Ziggy

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David & Marc on Marc’s tv show 1977

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Magical Roots – London 1968

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“The stars look very different today…”

To David, with love. As BP Fallon said on Facebook and Twitter, “We are so lucky to have choogled thru life w/ David Bowie as one of our guides & inspirations ♫ ♪” x

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Two Dodgy Geezers – BP Fallon & Ian Dempsey photography by Patrick Haughey

Listen to BP Fallon interviewed by Ian Dempsey on TodayFM, talking about everything from Marc Bolan to Miley Cyrus and The Strypes to Emma Lou

 

Remember –
BP Fallon’s New Year’s Eve Wang Dang Doodle on TodayFM –
Dec 31st 2015 at 9pm GMT to 1am Jan 1st 2016 –
the last show of this year & the first of the next 🙂

TodayFM

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Marc Bolan & BP Fallon London 1970. Photography by Barrie Wentzell

Marc Bolan died 37 years ago today. He was 29 years of age and rocking.
Marc Bolan September 30th 1947 – September 16th 1977

TO SAY I LOVED MARC BOLAN WOULD BE UNTRUE

I LOVE HIM

A PERFECT MAN? NO

A MAGIC MAN? YES

MARC HAD A ROCK’N’ROLL HEART AND STYLE AND FLASH

AND HE KNEW HOW TO MAKE THE GIRLS CRY IN HAPPINESS

THERE’S MORE OF COURSE BUT THAT’LL DO FOR NOW

KEEP ON CHOOGLING, MARC

YOU ARE HERE FOREVER

I LOVE YOU

-BP Fallon x

First published Sept 16 2012

Marc Bolan & T.Rex with BP Fallon – left – on congas and backing vocals – ‘Hot Love’, Germany 1971

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BP Fallon & T.Rex – Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn & Bill Legend & Steve Currie – Milan 1971. Marc, Mickey and Steve RIP. This image found via Facebook by Karen Bond.


BP Fallon & Mickey Finn & Marc Bolan get their Ottos in Munich 1972


BP Fallon & Marc Bolan during the recording of ‘The Slider’ at Chateau D’Herouville France 1972. Photography by Record Mirror

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BP Fallon & Jeff Dexter & Marc Bolan & Boomtown Rats Johnnie Fingers & Bob Geldof outside the ‘Marc’ tv studios Manchester 1977. Photography by Kevin Cummins


T.Rex Hot Love screengrabs: BP Fallon & Marc Bolan
on the German TV show Hits A Go Go 1971

God bless you, Marc. Your boogie continues…
And God bless Mickey Finn and Steve Currie too.

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Marc Bolan – ‘The Final Word’ – BBC TV documentary 2007 (Ihr 18mins)

BP Fallon speaks in this excellent in-depth BBC TV documentary on Marc Bolan’s extraordinary life and times – and how Marc changed the face of rock’n’roll for ever. Narrated by Suzi Quatro, also appearing are Marc’s girlfriend Gloria Jones, Marc’s brother Harry Feld, Marc’s childhood friend the photographer Richard Young, the great T.Rex record producer Tony Visconti, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel and – on archive footage – Marc’s earliest supporter John Peel.

‘Marc Bolan – The Final Word’ is produced by Mark Tinkler. Executive producer Stuart Watts.

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Timeless – BP Fallon as Old Father Time & Marc Bolan as himself, London 1970. Photography by Spud Murphy.

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Worship – Johnny Ramone (extreme left) & Joey Ramone meet their hero Marc Bolan, London 1977. Photography by & © Richard Young.

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Marc time – Camille Goes T.Rex. Photography by & © BP Fallon

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A magical man…

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