Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar

Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar

by Mark Paytress
     
 

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Marc Bolan was the very first superstar of the 1970s. As the seductive focus of T. Rex he revelled in fame and fortune, released a string of classic records before tragically losing his way. The fatal car accident in 1977 cut short his planned comeback as a punk rocker, but also served to fix Bolan as the definitive icon of the Glam years.

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Marc Bolan was the very first superstar of the 1970s. As the seductive focus of T. Rex he revelled in fame and fortune, released a string of classic records before tragically losing his way. The fatal car accident in 1977 cut short his planned comeback as a punk rocker, but also served to fix Bolan as the definitive icon of the Glam years.

Bolan's music and chameleonic style were to influence a generation of future bands. In his various guises he could be a beatnik, a mod, a punk, a hippie and a Glam hero. This biography of a pop obsessive draws from interviews with many friends and colleagues including broadcaster John Peel, brother Harry and band members Mickey Finn and Bill Legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857120236
Publisher:
Music Sales Corporation
Publication date:
01/11/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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