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Marc Bolan Remembered: 65th Birthday!!

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Marc Bolan would’ve turned 65 years old today so we want to take a minute and salute our favorite cosmic rocker. He slides, he’s a dandy, he’s an elf, he’s a wizard, he’s the metal guru, he’s our jeepster and his spirit is alive and well. God bless his family, friends and fans on this very special day. Read the rest of this entry »

T-Rex’s Ms. Gloria Jones Arrives In Cleveland, Ohio

Join us tonight at the RHOF to welcome Gloria Jones!

The Rock Hall hosts an evening with singer and songwriter Gloria Jones as part of Museum’s Black History Month celebration

WHAT:   On Wednesday, February 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host an evening with singer and songwriting Gloria Jones (“Tainted Love,” “If I Were Your Woman”).  This event is part of the Museum’s month-long Black History Month celebration.

WHEN:             Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7pm.

WHERE:           Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater

TO RSVP:         This event is FREE with a reservation. Reservations can be made by  visiting at the Rock Hall Box Office.   A limited number of tickets will be available for those without internet access through the Rock Hall’s RSVP phone system by calling (216) 515-8426.

Can’t make it to Cleveland for this event?  No worries! This event will be live streamed on the RHOF website.

MORE INFO:   Cincinnati-born soul singer and songwriter Gloria Jones has been performing for nearly five decades, first appearing in the spotlight in the mid-1960s with her original recording of “Tainted Love.” The song went on to be covered by Soft Cell and reached international success in 1981. Jones joined British rock band T. Rex as keyboardist and backing vocalist in 1974 until the band’s end in 1977. As a songwriter, Jones penned a number of songs  through the years, including “My Mistake” (Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye) and “If I Were Your Woman” (Gladys Knight).

 

Keep A Little Marc In Your Heart

Keep Marc In Your Heart

Marc Bolan died 34 years ago today and we’re still mourning the loss of one of Britain’s finest entertainers. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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.