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Marc Bolan

Biography

Founder from the glam rock and roll group T. Rex who acquired a crossover strike in the U.S. known as “Bang a Gong(OBTAIN IT In).” At age group nine he got a electric guitar; he afterwards got kicked out of college when he was fourteen. A vehicle accident ended his lifestyle when he was twenty-nine years of age. His mom Phyllis Winifred was Christian, and his dad Simeon Feld was Jewish. On the elevation of his achievement, T. Rex got sold even more albums than Jimi Hendrix.

Quick Facts


Full Name Marc Bolan
Date Of Birth September 30, 1947
Place Of Birth England
Profession Guitarist
Nationality British
Spouse June Child
Children Rolan Bolan
Parents Simeon Feld, Phyllis Winifred
Siblings Harry Feld
Music Groups T. Rex, John's Children
Movies Inside T-Rex: 1974-1977, Roxy Music & T. Rex: Live
TV Shows Marc
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Was one of the many guest musicians on Ringo Starr's 1973 self-titled album.
2 Played guitar on the Electric Light Orchestra single "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" (though he was uncredited in the liner notes).
3 Despite his love for cars, he never learned how to drive, fearing a premature death.
4 Was named after his father Simeon's late brother Mark Feld.
5 Was in the 1960s rock group called John's Children, playing guitar and doing backing vocals.
6 His greatest inspirations were Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and The Beach Boys.
7 Parents were Simeon and Phyllis Feld; had one younger brother: Harry Feld.
8 His father Simeon Feld was a lorry driver.
9 His song "Jeepster" was covered by former Marillion singer Fish on his 1993 album "Songs from the Mirror".
10 He was cremated after death and his ashes were interred at Golders Green Crematorium in North London, England.
11 Marc Bolan passed away on September 16, 1977, only two weeks from what would have been his 30th birthday on September 30.
12 With his electric band T. Rex, he started the Glam Rock movement in the United Kingdom.
13 Came to fame with his acoustic band Tyrannosaurus Rex.
14 Contrary to popular belief, the inspiration for his professional name was not Bob Dylan but his roommate at the time, fellow actor James Bolam. Name evolution: Bolam > Bowland > Boland > Bolan.
15 Father of Rolan Bolan.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life on Mars 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End 2008 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Wicked Lake 2008 writer: "Bang A Gong"
The Bank Job 2008 writer: "Get It On"
Remarkable Power 2008 writer: "Mambo Sun"
Death Proof 2007 writer: "Jeepster"
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grindhouse 2007 writer: "Jeepster" - uncredited
Life on Mars 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hot Fuzz 2007 writer: "Solid Gold Easy Action"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland 2006 Documentary writer: "Bang a Gong"
Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Click 2006 writer: "20th Century Boy" 1973
The Break-Up 2006 writer: "Mambo Sun"
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: "Children of the Revolution"
Doogal 2006 lyrics: "I Love to Boogie" / music: "I Love to Boogie"
Jarhead 2005 writer: "Bang a Gong Get It On"
Breakfast on Pluto 2005 writer: "Children of the Revolution" 1972
Herbie Fully Loaded 2005 writer: "Metal Guru"
Nearing Grace 2005 performer: "Bang a Gong Get it On" / writer: "Bang a Gong Get it On"
Lords of Dogtown 2005 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Meet the Fockers 2004 writer: "Bang A Gong Get It On"
El Lobo 2004 performer: "20th Century Boy" / writer: "20th Century Boy"
New Tricks 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
School of Rock 2003 "Ballrooms of Mars"
Wonderland 2003 writer: "20th Century Boy" 1973
Janis et John 2003 writer: "Cosmic Dancer"
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary writer: "Bang A Gong Get It On"
Moonlight Mile 2002 writer: "Twentieth Century Boy"
Spun 2002 "Rock On"
Laurel Canyon 2002 writer: "Planet Queen" 1971
The Trip 2002 writer: "Bang a Gong Get It On"
When Snooker Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "20th Century Boy" - uncredited
Moulin Rouge! 2001 writer: "Children Of The Revolution"
Someone Like You... 2001 writer: "Bang a Gong Get It On"
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: "Children of the Revolution"
100 Greatest Number One Singles 2001 TV Special documentary performer: "Get It On" / writer: "Get It On"
Billy Elliot 2000 lyrics: "Children of the Revolution", "Cosmic Dancer", "Get It On", "I Love to Boogie", "Ride A White Swan" / music: "Children of the Revolution", "Cosmic Dancer", "Get It On", "I Love to Boogie", "Ride A White Swan"
Risk 2000 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Bauhaus: Gotham 1999 Video writer: "Telegram Sam"
Gigantics 1999 writer: "Twentieth Century Boy"
The Match 1999 writer: "Hot Love"
Detroit Rock City 1999 writer: "20th Century Boy"
This Year's Love 1999 writer: "Get It On"
The Acid House 1998 performer: "Hot Love" / writer: "Hot Love"
The Truman Show 1998 "Twentieth Century Boy"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 writer: "Cosmic Dancer", "Diamond Meadows", "20th Century Boy"
The Girl with Brains in Her Feet 1997 writer: "Get It On", "Dreamy Lady", "Ride a White Swan", "Solid Gold Easy Action", "Cosmic Dancer", "By the Light"
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Children of the Revolution 1996 performer: "Children of the Revolution"
Breaking the Waves 1996 writer: "Hot Love"
Blue Juice 1995 writer: "Get It On" - as Bolan
The Stöned Age 1994 writer: "Bang A Gong Get It On"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 "Children of the Revolution"
Joey 1986 writer: "Jeepster"
The Power Station Video 1986 Video documentary short writer: "Get It On Bang a Gong"
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Get it on"
The Power Station: Get It On (Bang a Gong) 1985 Video short writer: "Get It On Bang a Gong"
Disconnected 1983 writer: "Chizoola"
Get Crazy 1983 writer: "Metal Guru"
Top of the Pops 1971-1976 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 writer: "Jeepster" 1971
Stamping Ground 1971 Documentary writer: "Pavilions of Sun"
Transparent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Purge: Election Year 2016 writer: "20th Century Boy"
World Championship Snooker 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snooker: Welsh Open 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Snooker Shoot-Out 2016 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Music Moguls: Masters of Pop 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rack Pack 2016 writer: "Jeepster" - uncredited
Casual 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tremors 5: Bloodlines 2015 Video writer: "Calling All Destroyers"
Holding the Man 2015 writer: "20th Century Boy"
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records 2015 Documentary writer: "20th Century Boy"
How Not to Tap 2015 Short writer: "I Love To Boogie Remix"
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary writer: "Children Of The Revolution"
The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 performer: "Precious Star"
James White 2015 writer: "Baby Boomerang"
Cut Snake 2014 writer: "Metal Guru" - as M. Bolan
The Quiet Ones 2014 writer: "Telegram Sam"
Grudge Match 2013 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Delivery Man 2013 writer: "Light Of Love"
Harrigan 2013 writer: "Telegram Sam"
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 writer: "Life Is Strange", "Ballrooms of Mars", "Main Man"
Drift 2013/II writer: "20th Century Boy"
Jäger des Augenblicks - Ein Abenteuer am Mount Roraima 2013 Documentary writer: "20th Century Boy"
The Look of Love 2013 writer: "20th Century Boy"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Ride a White Swan" - uncredited
Bones 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story 2012 TV Movie writer: "20th Century Boy"
Unforgettable: The Sweeney 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Children of the Revolution" - uncredited
Frances Ha 2012 writer: "Chrome Sitar"
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 2012 writer: "Celebrate Summer"
Turn Back Time: The Family 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dark Shadows 2012 writer: "Bang a Gong Get It On"
Any Day Now 2012 writer: "Telegram Sam", "Buck Mackane"
Blue Bloods 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La délicatesse 2011 writer: "Get It On"
Enlightened 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fresh Meat 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Showboaters 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Punta Escarlata 2011 TV Series writer: "Ballroom of Mars"
Alphas 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Independent Lens 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
90210 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Immigrants' Children Will Always Break Their Parents Hearts 2011 Short writer: "Children of the Revolution"
Drive Angry 2011 writer: "Laser Love"
Corruption.Gov 2010 writer: "Jeepster"
Wishful Drinking 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "Bang a Gong Get it On"
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold 2010 writer: "Bang a Gong"
Neds 2010 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Somewhere 2010 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 writer: "Teenage Dream"
Get Him to the Greek 2010 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Frankie & Alice 2010 writer: "Telegram Sam", "Metal Guru"
Cemetery Junction 2010 writer: "Life's A Gas"
Barney's Version 2010 lyrics: "Bang a Gong Get It On" / music: "Bang a Gong Get It On"
The Extra Man 2010 writer: "Dandy in the Underworld"
Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 Documentary writer: "CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION"
The X Factor 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whiteout 2009 writer: "Laser Love"
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game writer: "20th Century Boy"
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption 2009 writer: "20th Century Boy"
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 writer: "Bang A Gong Get It On"
20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope 2009 writer: "20th Century Boy"
New in Town 2009 writer: "20th Century Boy"
Friday Night Lights TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power Station: Get It On (Bang a Gong) 1985 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Das Leben geht weiter 2002 TV Movie documentary composer: song "20th Century Boy"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Number One Singles 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Marc 1977 TV Series Himself - Host - Musician / Himself - Host
Top of the Pops 1976-1977 TV Series Himself
Shang-a-Lang 1975 TV Series Himself
45 1975 TV Series Himself
London Bridge 1975 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1975 TV Series Himself
Disco 1971-1974 TV Series Singer / Himself - Singer
Musikladen 1973 TV Series Himself
Born to Boogie 1972 Himself
Greenwich Village 1972 TV Series Himself
Whatever Happened to Tin Pan Alley? 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stamping Ground 1971 Documentary Himself (as T-Rex)
Starparade 1971 TV Series Singer
Beat-Club 1971 TV Series Himself
London Rock 1970 Documentary Himself
How It Is 1968 TV Series Himself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1968 TV Series Himself - Musician
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Five O'Clock Funfair 1965 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Punk Britannia 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The 70s 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1977 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Let's Spend the Night Together 2010 Documentary Himself
Marc Bolan: The Final Word 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
When the Stranglers Met Roland Rat 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (1977)
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
Cosmic Rock: When T.Rex Ruled the World 2005 Video documentary Himself
Marc Bolan: Ride On 2005 Video documentary
Top of the Pops 2 1998-2003 TV Series Himself / Themselves
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Ten 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (as T. Rex)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1997 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 [on Elvis Presley] Often badly promoted, badly advised, and obscenely produced in his last years - or so it seemed to me - he was led down the drain by whoever stuck him on the treadmill of these terrible Hollywood musicals and tried to turn him into a sort of Jayne Mansfield. It's sad that he's gone but probably better that he went before he turned into the Bing Crosby of rock 'n' roll.
2 I don't really know what I am or where I'm from. I just know I'm not from here.
3 If I'm going to die in a car crash, it might as well be an Aston-Martin.

#Trademark
1 His curly mop of cork-screw hair
2 Gibson Les Paul guitar
3 Witty lyrics


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