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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Apr 22, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

MARC BOLAN (T REX) autograph d1977. English pop singer / composer known as "The King Of Glam Rock" ; one of the most influential and recognisable pop stars of his generation. T Rex began as a two piece group with Marc Bolan and percussionist Steve Peregrin Took the duo originally experimenting with eccentric mythical folk music. Influenced and helped by DJ John Peel they enjoyed modest success during 1968 on radio and record releasing three LPs and a single "Deborah" which reached No34 in the charts. In October 1969 due to songwriting rifts Bolan sacked Took and replaced him with Mickey Finn (percussion) ; later adding band members Bill Legend (drums) / Steve Currie (bass) thereby creating the classic lineup of T Rex. During the early 1970s the group enjoyed massive commercial success scoring ten Top 5 hits (including four No1s) ; Hot Love / Get it On / Telegram Sam and Metal Guru. Marc Bolan was tragically killed aged just 29 in a freak car accident in his own Mini Cooper being driven by his then girlfriend singer Gloria Jones on 16th September 1977.

A superb circa 1977 autograph book page clearly signed in ballpoint by Marc Bolan.

Suitable for mounting and display.

A wonderful opportunity to purchase a late Marc Bolan autograph with detailed history.

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

CERTIFICATION ; The autograph was obtained by Jane Wickham at the recording for the well known Pop TV show Supersonic on Tuesday 29th March 1977 at LWT Studios Southbank London. This was the final ever Supersonic programme (Series 2 Show 28) and it aired at 11am on April 2nd 1977. This episode featured The Kinks / Dave Edmunds (Rockpile) / John Lodge / Elkie Brooks and Alvin Stardust with Bolan as the headline act. Marc Bolan played Soul of My Suit and then joined in with all the performers for Sweet Little Rock N Roller at the end of the show. This was to become one of Marc Bolans last TV performances as he was killed in a car accident just a few months later. Includes letter detailing her memories of obtaining the autograph from the original collector. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

ID:5525 (BOX)