Mark Bolan was the frontman of the popular group T.REX who enjoyed their biggest success in the early seventies. In the late sixties the group was known as Tyrannosaurus Rex. In England the group commanded a fanatical following reminisent of Beatlemania but in the states they were relatively unknown. In 1971 Bolan shortened the name to T.REX, overhauled the group’s sound and released “Electric Warrior”. “Bang-a-gong(Get it on)” with it’s reference to “cars and hubcap diamond-starred halos” was a top ten smash. In 1972 “The Slider” was released and T.REX became the darlings of glitter rock. In 1973 they released “Tank” and fell off the charts into rock-n-roll obscurity. Regarding his rock and roll lifestyle he once said “I was living in a twilight world of booze, drugs and kinky sex”. Bolan’s comeback attempt was cut short when on September 16th of 1977 he was killed in an auto accident. Apparently he had been arguing with his girlfriend who decided to get the last word in by crashing into a tree, gone at the age of 30.