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Alice Cooper in Marc Bolan T-Shirt

The Bolan tributes - a page of fantastic / fascinating / weird / wonderful (well at least in my opinion) covers and interpretations of Marc Bolan songs on video and in sound and picture to dip and dive into. Also things people have said about Boley which are nice or interesting to read, or demonstrate an insight into his life. If you own any of these and would like them removed, please email me at info@marcbolanmusic.com


OK. Here we go....



This was loaded onto soundcloud by a guy in Brazil - don't know who it's by, he titles it 'O dia em que o amor promoveu o encontro entre Marc Bolan e Ella Fitzgerald' which Google translates as ' The day promoted the love encounter between Marc Bolan and Ella Fitzgerald' - it's great!

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O dia em que o amor promoveu o encontro entre Marc Bolan e Ella Fitzgerald. by dbelleza




Scorpions
-
Children Of The Revolution
- 2011 from their new 'Comeblack' album


so if you liked that....

Scorpions - Tainted Love / Children Of The Revolution / Across The Universe (live excerpts) 





Martin L Gore
(of Depeche Mode) - Left Hand Luke And The Beggar Boys - 2003 (?)



 

‘His death meant a holiday camp in Kent where a friend started to cry….. He still lives on, I still play ‘Children Of The Revolution’. Summer is not a bummer.

Andy Fletcher, Depeche Mode






Santana & Gavin Rossdale (vocals) - Get It On - 2011






 
Kelly Johnson in Slider T-shirt

Jean 'Kelly' Johnson was lead guitarist with UK all-female heavy metal band GIRLSCHOOL who in 1983 released a version of 20th Century Boy  (produced by Jim Lea and Noddy Holder from Slade). Kelly passed away in July 2007
























































The Smiths / T.Rex Ukulele cover - Panic / Metal Guru - 2011


Leodhas77 - 2011





‘I still possess the ticket stub from my first-ever concert, T.Rex at Belle Vue in Manchester, 1972. I wore a satin jacket, very high risk situation in Manchester city centre’.

Morrissey
 







Johnny Marr from an article titled ‘The Song that changed their lives’, in The Independent (May, 2011), having chosen Metal Guru -

 "I would have been about 11 when I first heard this, T. Rex were the first band I was a fan of and Marc Bolan was my hero at the time. As a song it's quite nonsensical, but that doesn't matter; a great record doesn't necessarily have to be a great song. Once you've been affected by any art in such a powerful way, it stays with you.
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Morrissey - Certain People I Know






Radio Futura - Ballrooms of Mars - 1980


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"I don't mind saying T.Rex changed my life, it led me to other things. Rimbaud for a start"
Paul Morley




The Bongos - Mambo Sun performed at Maxwells in Hoboken, New Jersey, the band's home town - 2009





 
Bobbie Gillespie in his self-produced BOLAN BOOGIE T-shirt

Bobbie is vocalist / frontman of PRIMAL SCREAM, photographed here in September 1991 for the front of a UK music paper, photographed by the great Kevin Cummings who had taken many iconic photos of Bolan














































Johnny Thunders -
The Wizard performed on 'Video Rock'  - 1981


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Lady Gaga, while promoting her 'Born This Way' album (2011), acted as guest columnist for V magazine. In the article Gaga wrote about her biggest inspirations -

'I would dream of being a rock star who dressed like Mark Bolan [sic], walked like Jerry Hall, and had the panache of Ginger from 'Casino', and the mystery of Isabella Blow.'





Charlie Billingham - Cosmic Dancer
Marc Bolan and T. Rex - Cosmic Dancer (Cover) by charliebillingham





Gene Loves Jezebel

 ‘Marc Bolan was the most influential white solo performer since Elvis Presley.’

Michael and Jay Aston, Gene Loves Jezebal


























and because this is just great...
'Doctor Marc Bolan' and his patient 'David Bowie'..


MrSTEVIERICKS
[ There's loads of his videos on YouTube - well worth checking out... ]

ok, one more then..
'Bowie and Bolan' Get it on






 
Robbie Williams wearing the Rolling Stone cover-shot on a  T-shirt































Ballrooms Of Mars - a video by Vincent Kendal, performed by Vincent K, Paul Kostabi and Tony Mann - footage courtesy of NASA and Heidi Follin




JESUS & MARY CHAIN 1989 single 'Blues From A Gun'
Blues From A Gun by MyBadSelf



 

‘A role model on how to be a glamorous pop star.’

Siouxsie




Dene Brixton
- The Warlock Of Love
Recorded with The Underdogs at Sanctuary Studios in Watford in 2005

THE WARLOCK OF LOVE by Dene Brixton


 

‘My most abiding memory of Marc Bolan is seeing him come up from the floor on a lit-up star on Top Of The Pops. I couldn’t blink for a week.’
                        Corinne, Swing Out Sister

























and here it is....



HOMEMARC BOLAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (for the children)UNZIPPING THE ABSTRACT - The Marc Bolan Story