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Marc Bolan

Updated on February 17, 2011

I LOVE TO BOOGIE - LISTEN WHILE YA READ!

I love to Boogie - all night long!

Click on the music and get a taste of his stage persona, and check out the girls outfits, and their dance! They had it down! 

  • *I REALLY WISH I COULD OF MADE IT SMALLER, SO WHILE YOU CAN SEE PIXEL IT IS STILL GOOD, THEY JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY*

SO ADORABLE and SO into sync with each other! I know they loved making show! And what is great about it, is he wasn't into always having background things going on, that makes this video special because while they put on a SUPER CUTE show, Marc shows off his amazing talent of going from "I love to Boogie" to as I talk about "The Slider".. listen while you read if you will!

I've read that it's almost as if it's a rock-a-billy song, but, nah, to me, it's just MARC!

Not sure if this is about him or me!

When I was in High School, I was sort of a loner. I'd skip a lot, and my parents didn't seem to concerned IF I DIDN'T LIE. If I lied, then I was in double trouble! So, I told the truth!

Well, I did leave out parts, but what I said worked! :) Mom and Dad have passed on now, but I did eventually tell them WHY I skipped school and WHY I was "at the library." So, they knew, but hey, I'd just come from private school and literally hated being pushed in with public mainstream school!

The library in our township, held WAY more information than that of learning in a classroom! Don't get me wrong, I did study, I just didn't study what they gave us to study! My parents were baffled a lot that they'd find my homework done, in my books, but NOT TURNED IN!????

Well, I would do the homework, but it was because I had to, and nothing to learn was what I wanted to learn! Ah, the Library held records.. remember the 70's and those huge ear phones that weighed your head down! LOL.. Well, that was me. I picked out the books I wanted to read, and put Marc Bolan's record on, at the time, the one without the most scratches (the old vinyl, if anybody remembers those) :) was The Slider album by T.REX. Marc began in the 60's but being a 60's little one, I didn't learn about him until my High School years, so you can imagine how tragic it was when I learned of his death in 1977, the year I was to graduate! :(

I highly suggest (and I make no profit off a sale either) recommend The Slider album, and if you just want a taste, at least for a small .99 fee, you can get a taste of his music. It's very melodic and not a bad spend for something you could possibly end up loving! Like Marc, I just want to share his music with the world.

I'd heard ONE song of his on the radio Bang The Gong. I believe it was (please feel free to correct me) the only song to make a hit on the charts in America. He lived in England and was all the rave over there! None of my friends have heard of him, but I guess that's another thing that set me apart from them. I knew there was more out there than what our radio filled us with!

Recently I seen the site classmates have set up a song list for your page, as I thumbed though, not even Bang The Gong was a choice! So some of them are limited. BLAH!:p

Anyway, I have read up on him over the years and learned so much more since the Internet is available. I actually set through a 7 part you tube watch of "The Life Of Marc Bolan" and loved every second! He does have an official FAN CLUB so join up if you're a fan!

One thing I did learn was things that I don't think I understood from the songs back then, and I read a lot while listening, but as I grew up, and acquired more of his music and really listened to him I learned he was definitely a person with a lot to say and a lot to share with the world about peace and love, and pushing the negativity away.

One thing I noticed, that I didn't realize until later in life, is that Marc had a strange fixation with cars. A lot of his song lyric's had things to do with cars! And then even more strange that is what ended his career, a car crash. It was one of those small Austin mini cars, that are smaller than the Beetle! I had one at one point back in the late 70's that my ex husband bought for us for $25. just because someone had to get rid of it quick! Ok great... a $25. car! Can't beat that, but I didn't realize that was the car Marc was in when he died. He was with his girlfriend at the time, and although he did seem to have this rather strange fixation with cars she was driving and they crashed, she lived! I guess only what she can remember held the story of that night. I'd not dream of looking her up for the sake of a hub or any story to bring back a painful memory for her. As they did have a son together.

Anyway, among his many songs, he had some greats, and one day I was sitting listening to The Slider (cd) album and reading the liner notes, it said that Ringo Star had done the photography on it! Wow, I hadn't known that. Apparently he was friends with him, and I never knew that growing up! Of course I loved the Beatles too, and Ringo was my favorite!

When I was a kid, we'd play "pretend band" and I used a rolled up garden fence with a stick and a cut out piece of cardboard and a couple of yard sticks to pretend I was Ringo! We used cardboard to cut out the guitars and put rubber bands on them! Ah, funny how kids think these things up! Good times good times for a kid, but The Slider held a special place in my heart because it was the one I listened to the most although I don't think he has a song I ever skip over!

THE AMAZING MARC BOLAN!

WOW what a collar! He was so vibrant!

I especially love this photo of Marc, it's almost as if he's not posing for it, but like a test shot! It shows that he really was a colorful soul!
I especially love this photo of Marc, it's almost as if he's not posing for it, but like a test shot! It shows that he really was a colorful soul!

The Slider FRONT

The Slider BACK - CD TRACK LISTS TOO!

Sorry if it's grainy, I wanted the song lists to show if possible!
Sorry if it's grainy, I wanted the song lists to show if possible!

The Title Song

Well, I guess if you look close enough you can see the song lists!

I'd just kind of like to talk a little bit about the title song The Slider. What it meant to me rather that just what it meant.

I mean things like, this song in particular, to me told how he felt in his heart. I think if he were alive today, and still writing, he would have gotten more political, and more into the "Beatles -especially John Lennon's famous "Give Peace A Chance" song.

He was a humanist! I think he LOVED every fan, in one line he said -not a direct lyric- "I'd buy a house, that would hold all of us." It was -I believe Marc's pouring of love for people who weren't as fortunate, and he would be among those musicians who did things for the many needs of the world. The Slider album will always hold a special place in my heart, as it is soothing, and does hold a lot of love and you can feel it.

Maybe I was comforted there in the library learning about things I wanted to learn rather than in school with all the peer pressures and distractions, and my time wasn't limited (except to get home before mom and dad).... Only to find out that the school had already called them to ask where was I, and why wasn't I in school lol... but when I told mom & dad, I was at the library studying, they weren't ever mad at me!

I think my dad especially knew that I was being under fed at school, and couldn't abide by their rules of time! I think it's a bit like my art. I cannot just "draw on demand" and I felt deprived when I couldn't learn on my own, and had to be under pressures. Although I have found when I went to college, that I would definitely read my work, and get things done, it was when it came time for my final BIG project or writing due, I NEVER had inspiration unless I did it the night before, and then it would always come out brilliant and I always got an A, so that REALLY DOES kinda baffle me, that the school could not put pressures on me, but if "I" did it myself it would just come pouring out of me!


To this day I have NO IDEA why that is!
Whatever the reason, it worked because I carried a 4.0 in college and LOVED going! I'm a strange cookie I think :)

GLAM - COLORFUL MAN - COLORFUL MUSIC

BEFORE GUYS WORE MAKE UP!

This is another aspect of Marc, is that he didn't have any quams about putting on make up that fit his style!

We had David Bowie, who had fame in America, but his make up was more "stage make up" while Marc didn't do it for show-time like David Bowie did! While the two had similarities, I think Marc liked to show off a bit while on stage, and when he glammed it up, he was the "rock side" of his soft side of his personality! I love this above photo, Well, not because of his make up, but the persona itself!

Just a sneek peek at David Bowie putting on his Ziggy Stardust make up!

David Bowie putting on his stage make up!
David Bowie putting on his stage make up!

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PHOTOS!

Not many men would go for Pink being their background color, but I think Marc loved bright colors, that did fit his whole persona!
Not many men would go for Pink being their background color, but I think Marc loved bright colors, that did fit his whole persona!

THE COLORS!

I really wish they had of done a whole sequins (no pun intended) of this jacket he's wearing!

This is truly one of his more popular outfits, but it doesn't really show ALL the sequences and color that went into that outfit!

The only thing I don't think he did was color his fingernails as some rockers do today. I would love if another Marc Bolan fan posted a link to where we could find a full photo shoot of him!

With or without clothes, he had a COLORFUL SOUL!

this isn't one of the more popular colors, as the kids went wild with Marc's stage persona, I don't recall ever seeing him perform like this! lol
this isn't one of the more popular colors, as the kids went wild with Marc's stage persona, I don't recall ever seeing him perform like this! lol

Mid song... Marc always danced around on stage!

I believe this is a drawing or painting of Marc, and unfortunately it wasn't allowed sales! Sad, because I think it's a great image of him!
I believe this is a drawing or painting of Marc, and unfortunately it wasn't allowed sales! Sad, because I think it's a great image of him!

So.. do you think you'll take a listen if you've not heard him?

I put in a couple of links. I will not profit off of any of them, but do you think you might give at least The Slider a try?

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