On This Date, July 25th in 1971: T. Rex reached the #1 position on the UK singles charts with the song “Get It On” (from the album Electric Warrior, which is awesome). The group’s second #1 single spent four weeks at the top. “Get It On” is better known by the title “Bang a Gong” here in the US, because we are such fucking prudes when it comes to sex. Jeez.
Marc Bolan, singer and guitarist for T. Rex was born on this day, September 30th, in 1947. He is still very much missed. Happy Birthday, Marc!
“I Danced Myself Into The Tomb. Is It Strange To Dance So Soon?”
On This Date, September 16th, in 1977: T. Rex singer and guitarist Marc Bolan was killed in a car accident in London when his girlfriend, American singer Gloria Jones lost control of her car and hit a tree. He was 29 years old.
Marc and Gloria Circa 1974