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…
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”:
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!