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

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
Dublin Sept 16 2012

Marc Bolan died 35 years ago today. He was 29 years of age and rocking.
Marc Bolan September 30th 1947 – September 16th 1977

Marc Bolan & T.Rex with BP Fallon – left – on congas and backing vocals – Hot Love, Germany 1971


BP Fallon describes his introduction to Marc Bolan, working with T. Rex… and Marc’s tragic death. Interview by the brilliant Harley Sears in New York 2007

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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


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

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