Marc Bolan

1947 - 1977

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan ( BOH-lən; born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and poet. He was the lead singer of the band T. Rex and was one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s.Bolan's appearance on the BBC's music show Top of the Pops in March 1971, wearing glitter and satins, is often cited as the beginning of the glam rock movement. Music critic Ken Barnes called Bolan "the man who started it all". T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc Bolan has received more than 3,236,922 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 364th most popular singer.

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Among singers, Marc Bolan ranks 365 out of 3,001Before him are Tarja Turunen, Cecilia Bartoli, Warda Al-Jazairia, Dr. John, Joey Tempest, and Kanye West. After him are Janet Jackson, Youssou N'Dour, Evert Taube, Karen Carpenter, Howlin' Wolf, and Marian Gold.

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Among people born in 1947, Marc Bolan ranks 116Before him are Malam Bacai Sanhá, Ry Cooder, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Roger De Vlaeminck, Walter Röhrl, and Mesut Yılmaz. After him are Jerzy Popiełuszko, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward James Olmos, Greg Lake, Rod Evans, and Henri Michel. Among people deceased in 1977, Marc Bolan ranks 61Before him are Edmond Hamilton, Bruno Streckenbach, Clementine Churchill, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Carlos Pace, and Hanns Martin Schleyer. After him are Oskar Klein, James M. Cain, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Takeo Kurita, Kamal Jumblatt, and Marien Ngouabi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Marc Bolan ranks 1,359 out of 5,347Before him are Philip Sidney (1554), John William Godward (1861), Gordon Ramsay (1966), Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505), Robert Filmer (1588), and Joseph Bell (1837). After him are Alexander Mackenzie (1764), Michael Jackson (1942), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), Charlie Whiting (1952), Frank Oz (1944), and John Alcock (1892).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Marc Bolan ranks 46Before him are David Byron (1947), Tim Staffell (1948), Seal (1963), Boy George (1961), Kim Wilde (1960), and Ed Sheeran (1991). After him are Rod Evans (1947), Ronnie Biggs (1929), Malcolm McLaren (1946), Eddie the Eagle (1963), Jon Anderson (1944), and Noel Gallagher (1967).