Marc Bolan

1947 - 1977

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Marc Bolan ( BOH-lən; born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement in the early 1970s with his band T. Rex.In the late 1960s, he rose to fame as the founder and leader of the psychedelic folk band Tyrannosaurus Rex, with whom he released four critically acclaimed albums and had one minor hit "Debora". Bolan had started as an acoustic singer-writer before heading into electric music prior to the recording of T. Rex's first single "Ride a White Swan" which went to number two in the UK singles chart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc Bolan has received more than 4,587,979 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Marc Bolan is the 332nd most popular singer (up from 366th in 2019), the 1,304th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,357th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Singer.

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Among singers, Marc Bolan ranks 332 out of 3,541Before him are Giuditta Pasta, Jon Anderson, Shi Pei Pu, Bobby Solo, Laura Pausini, and Loalwa Braz. After him are Michael Bolton, Serge Reggiani, Albert Hammond, Dave Evans, Stevie Nicks, and George Strait.

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Among people born in 1947, Marc Bolan ranks 112Before him are Walter Röhrl, Anne Wiazemsky, Marisa Berenson, Jerzy Popiełuszko, Ian Anderson, and Hou Hsiao-hsien. After him are Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Robert Cailliau, Muhyiddin Yassin, Gyanendra of Nepal, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and Roger De Vlaeminck. Among people deceased in 1977, Marc Bolan ranks 59Before him are Leopold Stokowski, Bruno Streckenbach, Edmond Hamilton, Shogo Kamo, Juan Velasco Alvarado, and Jan Patočka. After him are Eduard Roschmann, Takeo Kurita, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Hans Martin Sutermeister, Carl Gustaf von Rosen, and Marien Ngouabi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Marc Bolan ranks 1,304 out of 6,924Before him are James Black (1924), Stephen Fry (1957), Richard Adams (1920), Rosemary Harris (1927), James Mirrlees (1936), and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884). After him are Anthony Minghella (1954), Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), Lorna Wing (1928), Max Mosley (1940), and John Henry Poynting (1852).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Marc Bolan ranks 43Before him are Victoria Beckham (1974), David Byron (1947), Boy George (1961), Tim Staffell (1948), Sarah Brightman (1960), and Jon Anderson (1944). After him are Albert Hammond (1944), Dave Evans (1953), Kim Wilde (1960), Seal (1963), Malcolm McLaren (1946), and Francis Rossi (1949).