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Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Marc Bolan: The Man Behind Tyrannosaurus Rex

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 25 May 1968

AGE AND world wearyness are the enemies of pop. Marc Bolan has youth and enthusiasm. His are the qualities which must be the saviours of ...

NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 August 1968


Tyrannosaurus: Poetry And Music

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 9 November 1968

POLYGONAMOUS pop. Let me explain — pop has many sides to it, thus polygonamous. All this stuff that comprises the majority of the charts and ...

Tyrannosaurus Rex/Melanie: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 18 January 1969

A HANDFUL of musical fairydust was thrown into the air at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday, which baffled some and choked others. ...

Tyrannosaurus Rex: ...But The Bopping Imp Keeps Bopping

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 11 October 1969


Rex is Reborn

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, 22 November 1969

TYRANNOSAURUS REX has survived its transplant operation and is already back in circulation. A little heavier for its absence but still breathing fire and breeding ...

T(yrannosaurus). Rex

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1970

JUST OVER TWO years ago, John Peel introduced the public, as is his wont, to one of the most startlingly unusual groups ever to make ...

Took Talks! about T.REX

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 15 April 1972

SINCE HE LEFT T. Rex, Steve Took says he's spoken to Marc Bolan just twice. The last time was about three months ago at Boston ...

T. Rex: Where Now, Elemental Child?

Comment by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 28 April 1973

ONCE UPON A time there was Tyrannosaurus Rex. In the days immediately following flower-power, rockanroll music was getting very sweaty around the edges. What with ...

Marc Bolan: Glam Rock Is Dead

Obituary by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 24 September 1977

Even people who didn't care for his records acknowledged his charisma ...

As Fans Worship At The Tree Where Bolan Died... T. Rextacy lives

Retrospective by David Hancock, Evening News, London, 7 June 1979

THERE'S ONE guaranteed way to make sure any party is a dancing success — keep playing T. Rex hits. ...

The NME Consumers' Guide To Marc Bolan, part 1

Retrospective by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 20 September 1980

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION are currently repeating five shows from the three year old Marc series. Marc Bolan was star in and presenter of a pop show ...


Retrospective and Interview by Deanne Pearson, The Face, October 1981

Original Mod, prototype New Romantic... uhmm... but that's another story. This one's about the people trying to keep the Bolan legend alive. Second Coming of ...

Steve Peregrin Took: Staring At The Stars

Memoir by Mick Farren, MOJO, August 1995

Mick Farren remembers his friend Steve Peregrin Took, sidekick to Marc Bolan in Tyrannosaurus Rex and pursuer of an elusive fame... ...

"Catch A Bright Star And Place It On Your Forehead": The Rise of Marc Bolan

Book Excerpt by Mark Paytress, Omnibus Books, 2002

An extract from Bolan: The Rise And Fall Of A 20th Century Superstar by Mark Paytress, first published by Omnibus Press in 2002. (378pp, currently ...

Marc Bolan: The Jurassic Years

Retrospective and Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, September 2002

IN DECEMBER 1967 The Observer devoted a large portion of its Sunday Colour Supplement to the London Underground. Complete with obligatory hip-speak glossary (an "A ...

Reborn to Boogie: Marc Bolan

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, February 2010

THERE IS ONLY one Starman in the room right now and his name is David Bowie. Flying high after his Top 5 astral novelty hit ...

see also Shagrat


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