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Marc Bolan

Bolan performing on ABC’s In Concert, 1973
Background information
Birth name Mark Feld
Born (1947-09-30)30 September 1947
Stoke Newington, London, England
Died 16 September 1977(1977-09-16) (aged 29)
Barnes, London, England
Genres Glam rock, rock and roll, psychedelic folk (early)
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, poet, lyricist
Instruments

Guitar
keyboards
vocals

Years active 1957–1977
Labels Reprise, Blue Thumb, Regal Zonophone, EMI, A&M, Fly
Associated acts T. Rex, John’s Children, Tyrannosaurus Rex
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson Flying V
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar
Gibson Hummingbird
Fender Telecaster Custom
Gibson SG Custom

I honestly feel it could all end tomorrow. Not just the band thing – I mean life.
Marc Bolan
I don't like telephones.
I'm serious about the music, but I'm not serious about the fantasy. It's no big deal being on TV!
Marc Bolan
The prospect of being immortal doesn't excite me, but the prospect of being a materialistic idol for four years does appeal.
Marc Bolan
I am the 'Cosmic Dancer' who dances his way out of the womb and into the tomb on 'Electric Warrior.' I'm not frightened to get up there and groove about in front of six million people on TV because it doesn't look cool. That's the way I would do it at home.
Marc Bolan
I've always been a wriggler. I just dig dancing.
I just dig dancing.
I tend to play a lot of blues things at home, because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern.
Marc Bolan

All rock musicians are deaf... Or insensitive to mellow sounds.
My head is perfectly clean inside.
There is so little time for us all; I need to be able to say what I want quickly and to as many people as possible.
Marc Bolan
There is so little time for us all, I need to be able to say what I want quickly and to as many people as possible. Time passes so slowly if you are unaware of it and so quickly if you are aware of it.
Marc Bolan
I think I am a child. Everything blows my mind.
All rock musicians are deaf... Or insensitive to mellow sounds.
I personally believe that I was… a previous life or something… a previous reincarnation, a bard of some sort, because most of the things I write about are descriptions of places I've never been to.
Marc Bolan
If God were to appear in my room, obviously I would be in awe, but I don't think I would be humble. I might cry, but I think he would dig me like crazy.
Marc Bolan
I feel there is a curse on rock stars.
Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can't assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.
Marc Bolan
I mean, I am my own fantasy.