One of the kings of pop! Simple songs at their finest.
On this day today 16th September 1977, 29 year old Marc Bolan the lead singer and songwriter guitarist of Glam rock band T.REX was killed instantly when his Purple Mini Clubman car driven by girlfriend Gloria Jones left the road and hit a tree in Barnes South West London it was two weeks before Marc’s 30th birthday, the couple were on their way back to Bolan’s home in East Sheen Richmond only a mile away after a night out at a Mortons restaurant in Mayfair London. Miss Jones broke her jaw and broke her arm in the accident, neither had their seatbelts on Marc’s home was looted shortly afterwards. Fellow band member Steve Currie also died in a car accident 4 years later and percussionist Mickey Finn died of liver related problems in 2003.