Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Marc Bolan Tributes In London

Today I'm putting Marc Bolan centre stage - Bolan often crops up on my Rock'n'Roll London walk, and his fans remain a deeply devoted bunch.

Bolan was born in Stoke Newington, East London in 1947. A plaque marks the place where he lived…





It is just one London tribute to this greatest of all glam rockers – as I said, his fans are known for their devotion.

At Golders Green Crematorium in North London, where Bolan was cremated in 1977, there are no less than three memorials in his name. This traditional plaque…


  
… this more suitably glam tablet…



… and this rather beautiful bench, carved in the image of a swan, an allusion to his hit Ride a White Swan.




Here's a bit of Bolan archaeology, his 1966 single The Third Degree


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The Rock'n'Roll London Walk meets at 2pm Tottenham Court Road station (exit 1) every Friday all year round. You can follow the Rock'n'Roll London Walk on Facebook – www.facebook.com/rocknrolllondonwalk

Here's the trailer…






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