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Ride A White Swan

Author : Lesley-Ann Jones
ISBN : 9781444758801
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*** By the Sunday Times bestselling author of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY *** From mod folk artist to flower power pixie elfin to the king of glam rockers, Marc Bolan was the ultimate chameleon. His far-reaching musical and stylistic influence is more relevant today than ever with hits such as 'Ride A White Swan', 'Children Of The Revolution', 'Get It On' and 'Hot Love' as fresh and exhilarating as when first released. At the peak of his popularity during his lifetime Bolan was outselling Jimi Hendrix and The Who, and yet relatively little is really known about the hypnotic, enigmatic 20th century boy turned 21st century icon. At last, in the 35th anniversary year of his tragic death, Marc Bolan represents the definite biography. Here rock biographer, Lesley-Ann Jones, paints a meticulous portrait of the T-Rex front man. From his childhood growing up in Hackney to his untimely death at the age of 29, Bolan's life was one of relentless experimentation and metamorphoses. Hallucinogenic drugs, wizardry and levitation, alcoholism, tax evasion and a spectacular fall from grace were to punctuate his short life, as he continued to strive to reinvent himself and his music over and over again. Lesley-Ann has been granted access to those who knew Bolan best, including his partner and the mother of his only son, Gloria Jones and his brother, Harry Feld.
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Ride A White Swan

Author : Andreas Urstadt
ISBN : 1799266087
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Ride a white swan ... childzone, warzone, peacezone, sophistizone, horizone

Marc Bolan

Author : Chris Welch
ISBN : 0859654117
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Marc Bolan burst onto the music scene in the late 1960s, an elfin hippie who sang otherworldly tunes about unicorns. Two years later, he formed legendary band T. Rex and pioneered glam rock in Britain. Co-written by Bolan’s first manager, this definitive biography traces Bolan’s life from the early struggles to his emergence as a teen idol on par with the Beatles, to his untimely death at age 29. Written with the cooperation of the Marc Bolan Fan Club and Bolan’s first wife, this book covers every corner of a blazing, too-brief life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Marc Bolan And Rod Stewart

Author : Diane Paterson
ISBN : 0368606953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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T. Rex were a rock band from London, England, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band was initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, having released four psychedelic folk albums under that name. In 1969, Bolan began to shift from the band's early acoustic sound to an electric one then the following year, he shortened their name to T. Rex. In 1970, the release of the single "Ride a White Swan" marked the beginning of their great success, as part of the emerging glam rock scene.
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Marc Bolan Beautiful Dreamer

Author : John Bramley
ISBN : 9781786068460
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Forty years after his tragic death, this homage to Marc Bolan pays tribute to one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Marc Bolan was the wizard who brought magic to rock music - his heart beat to the rhythm of rock. Moving from early folk influences and songs on the mythology of Tolkien, he transformed himself into a unique, sparkling and effervescent glam-rock icon. His boogie roots combined with Marc's own natural glitter dust, and propelled him forward on an adventure, with fortunes that were to ebb and flow over a decade. His diamond-studded halo was extinguished on 16 September 1977, at a time when his music was in the ascendancy. The annals of history are strewn with stories of artists who passed away in shocking circumstances of those that died too young, from substance abuse, mysterious illnesses or even murder. Sometimes, the shock of their passing immediately elevates their standing in cultural memory and cements their work in a favourable light. Marc Bolan died at twenty-nine years of age, in a tragic car crash - an accident that could have been avoided. However, it took many years for people to start appreciating what Marc Bolan brought to a rock music scene in the early seventies which had stagnated in some corners after the explosion of creativity in the sixties. Yet, gradually, acclaim has grown for how he enriched the period, bringing colour and humour to an increasingly leaden genre. Much like Hendrix before him, and Cobain after him, his natural charisma and striking beauty have underpinned his status as a dreamlike bard, an enigmatic pin-up whom boys wished they looked like and girls wished they were with. Yet it was his scorching talent as a performer and songwriter which have formed the bedrock for longevity as a legend. Including rare and unpublished photographs, and works of Marc's own poetry, this book is put together by a true, original fan - one who followed Marc Bolan on tour, who bought every piece of vinyl he released and who was fortunate enough to have made Marc's acquaintance during the peak of his career. Published forty years on from Bolan's death, Beautiful Dreamer is unashamedly a book of love, a book that every Marc Bolan fan will identify with, because it paints a picture of the man that the fans idolised, worshipped and continue to cherish to this day.
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Every Chart Topper Tells A Story

Author : Sharon Davis
ISBN : 9781780574103
Genre : Music
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The seventies witnessed great changes not only in dress style but also in music. The psychedelia of the late sixties had mutated into glam rock by the early seventies, while the latter half of the decade is best remembered for the punk and disco explosions which gripped both Britain and America. The number-one singles of the decade are recalled in Every Chart Topper Tells a Story: The Seventies, from artists as diverse as Gary Glitter, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, The Bee Gees, T-Rex, Commodores, Donny Osmond, The Three Degrees and Abba. It is the ideal volume both for those wanting a trip down memory lane and for serious music connoisseurs.
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John Peel

Author : Mick Wall
ISBN : 9781409109099
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A tribute biography of the hugely popular DJ and broadcaster John Peel John Peel was born in Cheshire in 1939 and, after National Service, he eventually went into broadcasting while travelling in America, where his Liverpool accent convinced them he must know the Beatles, and he was even present when Lee Harvey Oswald was shot. In 1967 he returned to the UK and joined Radio One at its start. His late-night radio shows were cult listening for music fans of all ages, and many bands admit that without his support, they would never have made it. While Radio One changed, he remained a constant factor in its schedules, and in 1998 he was awarded the OBE for his services to broadcasting. It was in that year that he also began his multi-award-winning show Home Truths on Radio Four. Mick Wall tells the story of arguably the most influential man in the history of British rock music, speaking to those who knew him well to build up a complete portrait of this hugely popular figure.
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Marc Bolan 1947 1977

Author : Cliff McLenehan
ISBN : 1900924420
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Marc Bolan was the ultimate glam-rock icon; beautiful, elfin, outrageously dressed and capable of hammering out impossibly catchy hits such as "Telegram Sam", "Ride a White Swan," and "Get It On," which mesmerised both the singles and album charts of the early 70s. With their pounding guitars and three chord anthems Bolan and his band T Rex paved the way for hard rock and punk rock, and left behind a hugely enduring recorded body of work. Twenty-five years after his tragic death, Marc Bolan is firmly established as one of the most important rock artists of all time. This book is the result of over ten years of research and forms a uniquely comprehensive chronology of the day-to-day career of Marc Bolan.
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Swansong Ennui Bananas Where The Carpet Ends Storycuts

Author : Shena Mackay
ISBN : 9781448128174
Genre : Fiction
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In 'Swansong', Louisa has returned to her home town to attend the funeral of a friend, but she is distracted by memories of a man she once knew and the sheer number of swans in the town's charity shops. 'Ennui' tells the possible story of an artistic couple from the early 20th century. In 'Bananas', a timid grandmother finds herself increasingly embarrassed by the attentions of the exuberant local foreign shopkeeper whom she has secretly christened 'Bananas'. In 'Where the Carpet Ends', Miss Agnew lives in the rafters of an Eastbourne hotel, amongst eccentric characters drawn together in their 'reduced circumstances'. Stifled by her stale and impoverished surroundings, she dreams of change. Part of the Storycuts series, these four stories were previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.
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