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Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan was a name from my childhood. He was one of the first glam rock musicians and had many hit records including I Love to Boogie, Ride a White Swan, Telegram Sam, to name but a few… He was a pretty boy and wore very outrageous clothes for the 1970's. I remember him appearing on Top of the Pops in a gorgeous white feather jacket and mascara. He was very cool. All these years later, I still have some T. Rex tunes on my iPod (as do my teenagers).

Marc died in a car accident in Barnes in 1977 at the young age of 29. Living in south west London I drive past the shrine which has been created in his memory on a regular basis. Bolan still has many adoring fans throughout the world who go to his shrine in Barnes and place mementos or fresh flowers. Here are a few photos that I took recently. RIP