Marc Bolan died 34 years ago today. He was 29 years of age and rocking.
Thank you for the many magic choogles, Marc x
Marc Bolan & T.Rex w/ BP Fallon on congas and backing vocals – Hot Love 1971
Performance filmed June 27th 1971 in Erbach/Odenwald near Frankfurt for the German TV show Hits A GoGo. BP Fallon and T.Rex travelled to Italy the following day June 28th 1971 for another TV performance, when the photograph below was taken.
Says BP “We flew to Milan from Frankfurt for another tv show and then flew on to Switzerland later that evening to do interviews. Marc’s peaked cap is from Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die, Malcolm McLaren & Vivienne Westwood’s shop in King’s Road before they called it Sex. We’d to go in there and listen to Billy Fury on the very vibey juke”.
“La la la lala la la, la la la lala la la…”
T.Rex Hot Love screengrabs: BP Fallon & Marc Bolan
on the German TV show Hits A Go Go 1971
BP Fallon describes his introduction to Marc Bolan, working with T. Rex… and Marc’s tragic death. Interview by the great Harley Sears.
BP Fallon & Mickey Finn & Marc Bolan get their Ottos in Munich 1972
BP – front left beside Mickey & Marc – is wearing Marc’s glitter leopard jacket. The event was the Otto awards in Munich by the German magazine Bravo on 26th April 1972. The Ottos were Bravo’s Oscars. Note in the lineup The Sweet and their producer Mike Chapman – who went on to produce BP Fallon & The Bandits’ bass player Nigel Harrison when Nigel was a member of Blondie. Magazine scan by Karin Markgraf on Facebook.
Same jacket: Marc filming Born To Boogie with Ringo 1972
Marc Bolan Sept 30 1947 – Sept 16 1977
God bless you, Boley. Your boogie continues x
And God bless Mickey Finn and Steve Currie too.
With thanks to Radek, Bill Kates, lib-lab, Jörg Günther and Dennis Dahm.