New Video: Marc Bolan/T. Rex Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction – 2020


A new video has been added to the “Cygnus Studios Local Videos – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions” page, covering the induction of Marc Bolan and his band, T. Rex.

It’s about time this true “Glam Rock” pioneer finally got in…

The T. Rex band – Circa 1972

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, there were no live performances in this year’s ceremony. A multimedia video for each artist was presented instead, combining interviews, stock footage, commentary, and of course acceptance speeches.

This new video is the portion of the show where Bolan was posthumously inducted. The speech on behalf of Marc was made by his son, Rolan.

He was well-respected by many other prominent Rock musicians, including David Bowie, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, and Billy Idol, just to name a few. Bowie and John often sat in with him during live appearances as well.

A bit of icing on the cake:
Here’s a rare “unplugged” solo acoustic guitar version of “Ballrooms Of Mars”:

Marc Bolan: The Electric Warrior, 1947-1977

R.I.P. in Rock and Roll heaven Marc, you’re sorely missed.

Footnote:

When I first heard he was selected this year, I produced a cover of “Ballrooms of Mars” from his classic album “The Slider”. If you’d like to give that a listen and read even more details about Marc, you’ll find it in the related blog release announcement article.


As always, your comments are welcome below… Enjoy the induction video!

2 thoughts

  1. Forever I’ll worship at the temple of Bolan…
    Many have attempted to catch Marc’s sparkle and to copy his style and sound, but it will never happen.

    Marc Bolan was one of a kind. A soul that spewed magic during his reign and tragedy during his decline.
    Sometimes it’s just better off leaving spirits where they lay – certain things never need “improving on” or attempting to “make new.” They continue to shine as long as they’re listened to and that seems to be more than enough to keep them vibrant.

    Well anyway – that’s how I see it.

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  2. I sincerely hope you’re not referring to my cover… My intention there was never to “improve on” or “make new” anything regarding Bolan.

    As far as I’m concerned, it’s the same story with any cover I perform, for that matter.

    I produced it simply due to my love of his music, most certainly not as an attempt to exactly emulate or enhance it in any way. In the end, it brought me even closer to an understanding of what went into it writing and playing it. That alone made the work put into the project all the more worthwhile.

    Peace!

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