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Thinking of Steve Peregrin Took, who would have celebrated his 68th birthday today. R.I.P.
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MARC BOLAN LONDON MUSIC PROJECT.
Just a reminder that we are offering people the chance to place a permanent message to Marc on the memorial on a brass nameplate, 150mm x 50mm x 1.5mm, with black infill. The price of each nameplate is £22.50 and the message can be up to 50 letters. The name plates are limited to 50 only for those wishing to take up this offer, please email us at email@example.com with your message and we will reply with payment details.
Closing date for this is Friday 14th July. Happy messaging!
These will make a beautiful and personal addition to this special memorial for Marc, especially in this, his 40th Anniversary year.
For those who have not heard about the project-
Making Precious Moments Count.
The Marc Bolan London Music Project and Noahs Ark Childrens Hospice.
In the early 1970s Marc Bolan was the biggest rock star to emerge in the UK since The Beatles. With his bands Tyrannosaurus Rex and T.Rex, Marc took the music world by storm and his music has been highly influential on a wide range of musicians and recording artists over the decades since his untimely death in a car crash on 16th September 1977.
Marc always understood the power of music on children. Now Noahs Ark Childrens Hospice, in conjunction with Marcs family, friends and fans, is planning to build a memorial bandstand and garden within the new Noahs Ark complex in Barnet, North London. The memorial will be funded solely by the Marc Bolan London Music Project, which will also donate equipment for a Music Therapy Room within the hospice. This will enable children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to express themselves musically, vocally, visually and spiritually in Marcs name.
A hospice building for children and families in North London. The "Building the Ark Appeal" is raising the funds required to construct North Londons only childrens hospice building, which will allow a wider breadth of care to more of the 1,169 babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
The hospice will be built on a 7.5 acre nature reserve close to Barnet town centre and will provide an inspiring space for relaxation, adventure and for children and their families to connect with others facing similar challenges. It will be a "home from home" for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, where they will be given the time and space to be children and not just patients."
For more, please see http://www.bolanlondon.com
Happy 72nd Birthday to Andy Ellison!
Sending Cosmic Birthday wishes to my good friend Milan, who would have been 58 today. Boogie On! R.I.P.
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Wishing Harry Feld a very Happy 72nd Birthday!
Happy Birthday to the fabulous Mickey Finn who would have been 70 today. R.I.P.
In memory of Steve Currie on his 70th Birthday (20th May).
Geoffrey Bayldon R.I.P.
Happy 73rd Birthday to Bill Legend! Legendary drummer with the original T.Rex.
Remembering my lovely friend Wayne, who passed away 4 years ago today.
Wayne was our DJ at our Beltane and Rexmas Bops in Newcastle.
Thinking of Wayne and his family on this sad day. R.I.P. x
In memory of T.Rex bass player Steve Currie, 36 years on. Steve passed away on 28th April 1981 in a car accident in Portugal.
Remembering Milan, my lovely Bolanic friend. Still very much missed, 10 years on.
Rock On, Left Hand Milan.
THE GROOVE LOUNGE!
I am very happy to report that Barry and the Groove Lounge will be back from next Wednesday!!
CRMK have a new studio which has just been fully refurbished. The show will be live and on air from 7pm to 8pm. More details and links below, but for now have a think and get ready to send in your requests!
News from Barry-
Going to give the radio a try from Next Wednesday - 1 hour slot 7 - 8 pm - will do some specials hopefully too.
Website - www.crmk.co.uk
Its internet only and I will work something out for listen again however the shows are repeated during the week.
They have installed a WhatsApp interface so that requests and pictures etc are shown on a screen - so to make a text request you use WhatsApp and search for CRMK otherwise the text number is 07491772752
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will sort out twitter etc later.
You also have my mobile so you can get me directly at any time during the show.
So you can tell everyone now but remember not done this for a while and so will be ropey!
Ps. Any suggestions and features for the show?
Thats it for now groovers.
LONDON BOP 2017!
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Remembering T.Rex keyboard player Dino Dines, who passed away 13 years ago today. R.I.P.
SEPTEMBER 40th ANNIVERSARY MUSIC EVENTS!
Friday 15th September 2017-TooREX:
The 40th Anniversary Marc Bolan Memorial Concert with TooREX
Commemorating 40 years since über rockstar Marcs untimely departure (1947~1977~2017)
The Half Moon, 93, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15.
Just T.REX and Marc tunes played either side of TooREX performance - (two hot sets of Bolan classics) - plus late aftershow T.Rex party for all ticket holders! Meet and greet the band in the venue and chat to friends old and new in the comfortable front lounge bar areas. Great food available too..
Friday 15th September- T.Rextasy and guests:
Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12. A very special evening commemorating Marcs 40th Anniversary.
The amazing Marc Almond has teamed up with T.Rextasy to arrange what will be a most memorable and emotional evening.
The legendary Tony Visconti (T.Rex/David Bowie producer), the most excellent Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), the superb Andy Ellison (Johns Children/Radio Stars), The Dirty Pretty Strings (sublime string quartet), not to mention Howie Casey (original saxophonist on 20th Century Boy) have already agreed to take part in this wonderful event, and who knows, a couple more may even be added in due course!
Saturday 16th September- The London Bop!
A celebration of the life and music of the fabulous Marc Bolan.
Full details to be announced - watch this space!!
Remembering Marcs Mum, Phyllis Winifred Feld (nee Atkins), who passed away on 11th January 1991.
Also thinking of Mickey Finn, who passed away on 11th January 2003.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you all a fantabulous 2017!
I know for many that 2016 was not such a good one but I hope the coming year brings you and your families good health, wealth, love, peace and happiness.
All the best, with all my love,
x Susu x
Wishing all members and fans a very Happy and Cosmic Christmas!
Thank you for the lovely Christmas cards and gifts you have sent to me, and for your kindness during the past year. I am truly grateful for my "Bolanic family" and for your support and patience during my illness.
Special wishes to all those who will be spending Christmas alone or who are having a bad time at the moment.
Sending Jitterbug Love and hugs,
x Susu x
In memory of all the brave. R.I.P.
Tickets are available NOW from www.seetickets.com/event/t-rex-disco-party/the-cluny/1039152
Remembering Steve Took (born Stephen Ross Porter) who passed away 36 years ago today at the age of 31.
Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery at the end of Ladbroke Grove.
In Remembrance. R.I.P. Steve.
Wishing our Main Man all our love on what would have been his 69th Birthday.
In loving memory of Marc Bolan on the 39th Anniversary since his passing. Still missing you Marc. Thanks for the music, the lyrics and the memories, which will live forever.
x Susu x
Tribute by Barry Smith-
Today would have been the 89th Birthday of Marcs Mum, Phyllis Feld, born on 23rd August 1927. R.I.P.
Also thinking of Marcs wife June on what would have been her 73rd Birthday. R.I.P.
Remembering Simeon Feld, Marcs father, who was born on this day in 1920. R.I.P.
London Bop 2016!
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Thinking of Steve Took, who would have celebrated his 67th birthday today. R.I.P.