Interviews, Reviews, and other Stories
- Herbie Flowers Q & A
Once again with the help of Bolan Fan John Wass we were able to set up a Q & A this time with the reknowned "Bass Player" and T.Rex Memeber during Marcs last years, questions were supplied by both the
Till Dawn & T.rex Lists. In my opinion this is one of the warmest interviews we have had with a former member, intitially I thought Herbie would see his time with T.Rex as just a footnote in his established personal career -but to my surprise he has very deep and fond memories of Marc and his time with T.Rex
- Dino Dines Q & A
John Wass once again set up this Q & A with Dino (a bow to JohnW) Dino gave us some nice input into his feelings on Marc and his music. Not many Bolan Fans are aware but Dino has been playing with Marc since late 1973 -1977 and brought a much fuller sound to the live shows
- Tony Newman Q & A
with the help of Bolan Fan John Wass we set up a Q & A with Tony from questions supplied by both the Till Dawn & T.rex Lists (hopefully we can make a part 2)So nice to have both Till Dawn & the trex list join hands in these projects as well as others (Flowers, memorials etc.)
- Rare Marc Bolan "Hi-Fi" Magazine
I just added scans of this article (a bow to Simes for transcribing). An interesting interview/story from 1977 as Marc takes us on a journey around his personal Stereo Equipment.The pixs make you realize how far Stereos have come from the days of Marc's music.
- TillDawn's Micky Finn interview
An exclusive Interview done By Mickey Finn for the members of Till Dawn which we will keep on the site forever as in memorium of Mickey.
- Classic Tracks "Get It On" Review
A wonderfully in depth review of the Magic of "Get it On" as well as some insight to its recording
a great read.
- Chase Band's "Get It On" Mp3
This was out in America during 1971 reaching Number 8 on the charts during the week of 6/26/71. forcing T.Rex to change the name of G.I.O. to "Bang a Gong" in the USA.
- T-REX (Brown) LP
In keeping with the above review and the reaction I/we received I have added this brillaintly written review done by S Kilbey (from the band "The Church") as I posted on our list this man has said ALL the toughts that I was unable to articulate and the importance of this LP-I Bow-
- Rare Bolan Interview 72'(In Japan)
Marc interviewed by Nobuyuki Yoshinari, 5th December 1972, whilst on
tour in Japan.
- "Bolan Online"
In a year that saw Marc's name in print -finally again- and songs used in Film (s) It was nice to see the repected "Record Collector" magazine (Issue #253)do a full story on the growing Bolan community on the Internet.
- Steve Took "Discovery of his Un-Marked Grave"
Thanks to Susan Hibberd's story in Rumblings in 1994 we have an acurate, insighful journey into what was the Steve Took Appreciation Society. One "Lady's" determination to bring Steve's resting place and legacy some respect. Sadly this was manipulated awaye from her by some devious person but Steve Took Fans should alwayes remember Susan's work! She was writing a book about Steve but the distress created by the underhanded treatment she received so this person could steal her club she has stopped work on it-Maybe one daye more positive vibes will shine on her and she can finish what she started. To quote Tony Visconti "This is history now keep the facts REAL"
- "Electric Warrior" Rhino Re-Master
This is the ONE (after 2-3 other EW releases caliming remastered,sessions etc -all worth while)but they aren't this. The strings jump right out of the speakers, the fugel horn of "Girl" is heard like never before & on & On -a Must have and endorsed-
- Bolan, Obscure, so Influential
A Recent article from the "Philadelphia Inquirer" -July 02'- a Timely piece proclaiming we are indeed in a "T.Rex moment". They touch on the TV commecrcials & Film soundtracks. I would love to see an article just focusing on this new found place that Marc's music had lead "Marc re-discovered through TV & Film" ?.
- Marc, Let Mickey Have Go (Bravo Mag.)
Not quite sure what to make of this story ..appears the writer wasn't a fan of Marc's and instead of focusing on his music used a new angle (IMHO)
- 1973 Star Mag. Interview
yet another glimbse into Marc's head during these "heady" times with June still having her delicate influence on him
Marc Bolan: "I'm Writing As If I'm Not Going To Be Around Much Longer"
- Bowie Storyteller
During Bowie's show for "Storytellers" he relates a story of Marc and his early days
- "Dove" Stage Patter
quotes from some of Marc's Stage Patter about his feelings on God as an intro to the song "Dove"
- Bolan 68' Fusion Interview
a lovely early interview with marc done by Michael March
- Marc Bolan ZigZag Interview
An early insight into the mind of Marc as his career starts to rise
- Bolan 72' Vox Interview
Known as the VOX BOX interview -writen by Micahel Wale- lots of insight
- Bolan 74' N.M.E. Interview
Released in 1989 in N.M.E. series of "Classic Interviews" from 1974
- Popswap/ Marc Bolan Interview 1975
Marc covers some interesting questions about his & Junes breakup, His B--sexuality (though he loves "Boobs" ;-),as well as the Zip Gun LP and its poor reception -a great read-
- T.Rex / The Beatles Love Them
A story that has quotes in it from Paul and John about the importance of T.Rex ??
- Marc Bolan's Colmun (Record Mirror)
Marc starts doing his own column for Record Mirror 1977
- 97' Guitarist Mag. "Genius or Joke ? article
Cover of the issue this appeared is linked below - during the 20/50 anniversary
- Guitarist Magazine Story (not sure of the date)
I found this article on their site, there is no info about when it was printed ?
- Bolan "Speaks" with Famous medium Doris Stokes?
An excerpt from Doris's Book telling of the Day Marc's Mum came to visit her.
- "Geoffrey Bayldon"
The Man behind "catweazle"- But better known to us as the man in "Born to Boogie" whom read the Poem at the "Tea party". Interesting site about him and he talks about -the irony- of reading a Poem during the 20/50
- Marc Bolan's "Fingerprint Fact File"
- Creamed Cage in August
- Cosmic Gerry's Memories
A member of Till dawn (moves one to tears) as they recall "Hearing the news"
- Michel's A Daye Laye
- MOJO Mag."Live 77'
- Michel's "A Cosmic Conversation"
- Harry Feld Interview
- Where is Marc's Millions?
A Fairly insightful story trying to help x-plain where Marc's money is/goes
- Dotmusic -Marc's $$ is missing?
- Rescue of Andromeda
- 20/50 N.Y.C. Fez Concert
- Rolan Bolan Interview
Various.......Magazine Covers that included Marc Bolan stories
- Cover "Guitarist Magazine"
- In 1997 Guitarist had Marc grace their cover along with an article titled (IMO "questionable Taste")
Marc Bolan "Genius or Joke?" Life of a 20th Century Boy. Read the article in link above
- Cover "Guitar Player Magazine"
- In 1998 Guitar player did a nice story on "Brit Pop" and Marc Bolan.
This was a highlight for Till Dawn/T.OM.B. as we were mentioned in the story as the place online to start your Bolan journey.
- Cover "Goldmine Issue"
- In 1996 Goldmine Record collectors Magazine issued one of the most comprehensice Bolan discography ever to surface.
Do whatever you have to to try and get a back issue of this "must have" magazine.
Sadly it has been reported to us that much of the info was "Borrowed' from our Cliff while he was still researching his book.
- Cover "Mojo" October Issue
A great cover of Bowie doing his RonnO guitar bit - and a Fabulous article on Glam Rock - would have been nicer if Marc got the cover but it is made up for with the article that makes sure Marc gets his dues
- Cover "Mojo" July Issue
Haven't had a chance to read this story I know that it has a great pix of Ringo on the cover with a listing of Bolan as one of the stories
- Cover "Mojo" Issue (Bolanfest)
A real treat having the wonderful "Bolanfest 2000" Gathering put together by our George Rab
get a notice in this issue.
- Cover "Mojo" Magazine
In honor of the 22/55 Anniversary of Marc's Passing "MOJO" magazine -a supporter of Marc's music and impact for years- did a Story on Marc & T.Rex. The Issue is September 2002, I will put the story up in a month or so after they move onto their neXt issue, like all the magazines that continually (Record Collector, Goldmine) keep supporting Marc with reviews, bio's , etc. we can only show them -by buying the issues -that it is worth their time to keep Marc alive in their pages.
E.L.O Stories - Four stories regarding the newly uneathed Master tape of Marc's studio work with E.L.0.
along with some reviews/info from Marc's famous appearances on stage with them on April 10, 1973-
- A Report on the discovery of the tapes
Mr. Beal expresses his excitement at the info on Marc's validated tapes/*UPDATE*a 40 sec. clip of one song "Mambo 4000" link is on the page-n'joy
- The Man behind the Camera
Mr.Merrin relives some of the night at the Watford concert
- More info on the Bolan session
Some memebrs of E.L.O. talk about Marc and the night of the sessions
- Jeff Lynne Chats about Marc 73'
Jeff Lynne chats about Marc as man, friend, guitarist and his work on "Showdown"
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