20th Century Boy - The Marc Bolan Story

It's 30 years since Marc Bolan's death in a car accident at the age of just 29. Paul Sexton looks at Bolan's life, music and legacy with the help of a stellar, extensive cast list of friends, family and collaborators. The programme charts Bolan's long and sometimes painful journey from the streets of Hackney in north London, via early unsuccessful singles in his own name, to the rise of the glam rock star as the frontman of T-Rex.

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2007091520130819 (R2)

36 years after Marc Bolan's death, Paul Sexton presents an updated repeat of his 2007 profile, with a stellar cast list including David Bowie, Bernie Taupin, Noel Gallagher, David Gilmour, producer Tony Visconti, Bolan's girlfriend Gloria Jones and their son Rolan. The revised version also features archive from Marc's friend and earliest media supporter, John Peel.

The programme charts Bolan's long journey from the streets of Hackney in north London, via early singles in his own name and as a member of John's Children, to his ultimate glam rock superstardom at the helm of T. Rex.

2007091520130819 (R2)

36 years after Marc Bolan's death, Paul Sexton presents an updated repeat of his 2007 profile, with a stellar cast list including David Bowie, Bernie Taupin, Noel Gallagher, David Gilmour, producer Tony Visconti, Bolan's girlfriend Gloria Jones and their son Rolan. The revised version also features archive from Marc's friend and earliest media supporter, John Peel.

The programme charts Bolan's long journey from the streets of Hackney in north London, via early singles in his own name and as a member of John's Children, to his ultimate glam rock superstardom at the helm of T. Rex.

2007091520130819

36 years after Marc Bolan's death, Paul Sexton presents an updated repeat of his 2007 profile, with a stellar cast list including David Bowie, Bernie Taupin, Noel Gallagher, David Gilmour, producer Tony Visconti, Bolan's girlfriend Gloria Jones and their son Rolan. The revised version also features archive from Marc's friend and earliest media supporter, John Peel.

The programme charts Bolan's long journey from the streets of Hackney in north London, via early singles in his own name and as a member of John's Children, to his ultimate glam rock superstardom at the helm of T. Rex.

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Paul Sexton looks at Bolan's life, music and legacy with the help of a stellar, extensive cast list of friends, family and collaborators.

The programme charts Bolan's long and sometimes painful journey from the streets of Hackney in north London, via early unsuccessful singles in his own name, to the rise of the glam rock star as the frontman of T-Rex.

This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2007.

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Paul Sexton presents a tribute to the T Rex singer, early-70s pin-up and cultural icon Marc Bolan, who died in 1977, aged 29.

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