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Marc Bolan

1947 - 1977

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Marc Bolan ( BOH-lən; born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter and poet. He was a pioneer of the glam rock movement in the early 1970s with his band T. Rex. Bolan strongly influenced artists of many genres, including glam rock, punk, post-punk, new wave, indie rock, Britpop and alternative rock. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 as a member of T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc Bolan has received more than 5,683,994 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Marc Bolan is the 301st most popular singer (up from 331st in 2019), the 1,196th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,304th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Singer.

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  • 34

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  • 3.61

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  • 3.93

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Among singers, Marc Bolan ranks 301 out of 3,528Before him are Tarkan, Vicky Leandros, George Strait, DJ Khaled, Carole King, and Iva Zanicchi. After him are Busta Rhymes, Alan Lancaster, Théo Sarapo, C. C. Catch, Pérez Prado, and Boy George.

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Among people born in 1947, Marc Bolan ranks 103Before him are Edward James Olmos, Ry Cooder, Jerzy Popiełuszko, Youn Yuh-jung, Kazimierz Deyna, and Kathrine Switzer. After him are Saskia Sassen, David Byron, Florian Schneider, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Jan Garbarek. Among people deceased in 1977, Marc Bolan ranks 51Before him are Oskar Morgenstern, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Sepp Herberger, Paul Desmond, Leopold Stokowski, and Princess Margaretha of Sweden. After him are Hamida Djandoubi, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Eduard Roschmann, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Carlos Pace, and Takeo Kurita.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Marc Bolan ranks 1,196 out of 7,765Before him are James Jeans (1877), Hudson Taylor (1832), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Don Airey (1948), Michael Moorcock (1939), and Henry Walter Bates (1825). After him are Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), Alan Lancaster (1949), Samuel Pepys (1633), Thomas Gresham (1519), and Harold Shipman (1946).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Marc Bolan ranks 40Before him are Shirley Bassey (1937), Rod Evans (1947), Tim Staffell (1948), Peter Green (1946), Glenn Hughes (1951), and Albert Hammond (1944). After him are Alan Lancaster (1949), Boy George (1961), David Byron (1947), Victoria Beckham (1974), Vera Lynn (1917), and Dusty Springfield (1939).