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Play T-REX!

Today we celebrate Marc Bolan’s birthday loud and proud. Born in 1947, Bolan was born to boogie and we’re mighty grateful for that. In turn, we’re playing some T-Rex and encourage you to do the same.

“The Wild Witch Wizard of Esher – Was a changeling son from Mars.  He learned his song from the Cosmic Throngs – And played them on a Fender guitar, oh yeah – And played them on a Fender guitar.” 

A verse from King Of The Mountain Cometh -1971

Nowhere Boy Coming Soon

Roll ‘em…here’s the trailer for the new movie about early John Lennon/Beatles Nowhere Boy, scheduled for release October 8th. Pull out the popcorn and count us in. Thanks Tom Weigand.

Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

 

landed in Cleveland, Ohio 38 years ago today.

This performance marked the opening show of the US Tour and was held at the Cleveland Music Hall.

Were you there?

If so please contact us at wag@weirdandgilly.com

We want to hear your story.

Photo: Anastasia Pantsios

John Lennon Time Capsule

“The dream is alive if you want it” ~ October 2010 – October 2040

 This is where you can upload your birthday wishes, commentary, musical performances of John Lennon’s recordings, and personal thoughts on John Lennon’s legacy, and be included in the Time Capsule.

http://www.boxofvision.com/TimeCapsule/

David Bowie Station To Station Special Edition

The European cannon is here – well almost.

We’ve been teased with this all summer and now with less than two weeks to go, it’s safe to start counting down.

On Tuesday, the 28th of September the deluxe versions of David Bowie’s 1976 classic Station To Station arrives in the USA.  Available in multiple formats this return of the Thin White Duke is highly anticipated. This  photo and info (below) originally posted on www.bowienet earlier this year.

Disc 1 CD = Original stereo Station To Station album
Disc 2 DVD = 5.1 Station To Station surround sound mix and original stereo album. 5.1 – Mixed by Harry Maslin.
Discs 3 & 4
2 x CDs = Uniondale, Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum March 23rd, 1976 – Mixed by Harry Maslin.

Live Nassau 1976 tracklisting

01 – Station To Station
02 – Suffragette City
03 – Fame
04 – Word On A Wing
05 – Stay
06 – Waiting For The Man
07 – Queen Bitch
08 – Life On Mars?
09 – Five Years
10 – Panic In Detroit (with most of drum solo edited out)
11 – Changes (with band Intro)
12 – TVC 15
13 – Diamond Dogs
14 – Rebel Rebel
15 – The Jean Genie

 

Remembering Marc Bolan

 

33 years ago today we tragically lost our metal guru, our electric warrior, the one and only Marc Bolan in a fatal car crash in Barnes, England.  Three decades later his elfin spirit continues to reign through his words and his music. Marc was the real deal; a poet, a guitarist,  a real 20th century superstar and like many of you we’ve pledged to keep Marc in our hearts.  Today and always.

We dedicate this tribute to Gloria and Rolan.

Va-Va-Va-Varvatos…

Looks like a good time was had by all.

See the Brooklyn Vegan’s star-studded story here. http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/09/zz_top_perry_fa.html

Ian Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky

Schools Out – Not!

Typically we avoid promoting corporate stores however this commercial is too cute to avoid. This one goes out to all of our friends that have recently went back to school. Best wishes for a great year.

Mick Ronson and Lou Reed share some pasta

This photo makes our day. A screen shot from the Classic Albums documentary series Lou Reed “Transformer” dvd. Special thanks to Irina Denis for reminding us what a fantastic 80 minutes this is.