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Remembering Steve Peregrin Took (born Stephen Ross Porter), who would have celebrated his 66th birthday today. R.I.P.
PRE-BOP AND BOP!
15/9/15- The OMBFC Members Pre-Bop. Please note that as the bar is not very big this is for members and invited guests only.
16/6/15- The London Bop will be held at the same venue as last year, The Claddagh Ring,10 Church Rd, Hendon, London NW4 4EA.
DJ Peter is playing Marc Bolan/T.Rex music for us all evening and we have live appearances from Tyrannosaurus Jed and Elliot Nicol. Raffle in aid of CICRA. Merchandise tables upstairs.
Advance tickets only. Tickets are £10 each. To order, please email email@example.com.
Boogie On to my friend Milan, a Spirit In The Sky who would have been celebrating his 56th Birthday today. R.I.P.
Happy 70th Birthday to Harry Feld!
LONDON BOP 2015!
To order tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SWEDISH BOP!
Do not miss it! 10th to 12th July 2015.
Respectfully remembering the lovely Mickey Finn on his 68th Birthday today. R.I.P.
In memory of Steve Currie on his 68th Birthday. R.I.P.
Happy Birthday from all at the OMBFC to Herbie Flowers, 77 today!
Happy 71st Birthday to Bill Legend!
In memory of my lovely friend Wayne, who passed away 2 years ago today.
Thinking of Wayne and his family on this sad day. R.I.P. x
MARC BOLAN SCHOOL.
Tickets for the Tornado Radio gig are available now from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/tornadoradio
In memory of Steve Currie, who passed away on 28th April 1981 in a car accident in Portugal.
Remembering my Bolanic friend Milan on the 8th Anniversary since his passing. Still greatly missed. R.I.P.
Universal offers at https://store.universalmusic.com/udiscover include the "Bolan At The BBC" boxed set down to £20, "T.Rex" double vinyl LP at £8, & they have the new CD "For All The Cats-The Best Of Marc Bolan & T.Rex" available for pre-order for £7.99. Members should please log in to our forum for more details.
MARC BOLAN SCHOOL UPDATE.
MAY 30 : TORNADO RADIO & GUESTS, with Support TYRANNOSAURUS JED.
Colors, Southernhay, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DQ.
Tornado Radio will be playing one of their epic performances to raise funds for the school, the awesome Linda Lewis will be joining the band for a few numbers and expect some more Special Guests to be announced soon. Special support from Tyrannosaurus Jed.
Tornado Radio main-man is Mick Torry, formerly frontman of All School Are Strange. http://youtu.be/aGYspgujwwA http://youtu.be/eCNf8Jpbh4K
And some Tyrannosaurus Jed: http://youtu.be/qXlLfrik2r4 http://youtu.be/5HNszHOXCrQ?list=PL271A591D9431DA79
SEPTEMBER 20th - 30th : THE BOLAN WALK, Cardiff - London.
Hannah and Claire are going to be undertaking a sponsored walk from Cardiff New Theatre, where their love of Marc Bolan was born, to the "Bolan Tree", in Barnes, London. Plans are afoot (ha ha) for all kinds of happening along the 211 mile route and if you live along it (see the Bolan Walk website) and have an idea that might raise money or press attention, or want to join in all or part of the walk, please contact the school.
Please sponsor the girls! bolan-walk.weebly.com facebook: cardiff to London Bolan Walk Twitter: https://twitter.com/bolanwalk
NOVEMBER : GALA BALL AND AUCTION. London - venue tbc.
A Gala Ball to celebrate the great strides forward the school will have taken through 2015. We have gathered together some amazing items for sale and will have an Auction gallery page available soon - items presently donated for auction include ZAK STARKEY FULL DRUM KIT (as played with OASIS and featured on one of their live DVDs), YOKO ONO signed photo, THE CLASH promo shot photographer Bob Gruen signed photo, MOTORHEAD signed Backstage Running Order sheet, ANNIE LEIBOVITZ signed poster, IRON MAIDEN merchandise and worn band t-shirts, MILLWALL FC signed ball, and paintings by Jennifer Crawford.
If you have something that you would like to donate to the auction, please contact email@example.com
If you would like to have a fund raising event for the school or would like to help please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
MARC BOLAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC.
There is a new press release about the school at http://www.sourcewire.com/news/86114/the-marc-bolan-school-of-music-launch-plans-to-raise#.VOWfXSjdJSo
Gloria is currently doing lots of radio interviews so listen out everywhere!
Please also visit the fundraising page at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-marc-bolan-school-of-music where there is a video of Gloria talking about the school & you can also see a scale model of the school.
Donations of all sizes are welcome. People do not have to give big sums of money.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Thinking of Johns Children drummer Chris Townson, who passed away 10th February 2008. R.I.P.
Marc & June were married 45 years ago today!
"Just five close friends were invited along - Mickey Finn and his girlfriend Sue Worth, Jeff Dexter (in a three-quarter length fur coat), and witnesses Alice Ormsby-Gore and Pete Sanders. After posing outside for a few photographs, Marc impishly delighted and with his hair flecked with confetti, June, vaguely art deco in her crocheted cloche hat, and the revellers celebrated with a meal and too many drinks. Sid and Phyllis Feld found out about Marcs marriage some time later, but theyd long known that their second son had a habit of doing things very much his own way."
From Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar by Mark Paytress
Remembering T.Rex keyboard player Dino Dines, who passed away 11 years ago today. R.I.P.
Thinking of Marcs Mum, Phyllis Winifred Feld (nee Atkins), who passed away on 11th January 1991.
Also remembering Mickey Finn, who passed away on 11th January 2003.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Marc Bolan School Of Music.
The school now has a brand new website at http://www.marcbolanschool.com/ with more details about the event I mentioned in our members section.
"The Marc Bolan Coffee House event is happening on Sunday February 8th 2015 at the Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton (Surrey) from 7pm until 10pm with live music from both singer/songwriter Jed Dmochowski and Tyrannosaurus Rex tribute artist, Tyrannosaurus Jed. There will also be a small auction and promotion for the bigger auction on behalf of the school, scheduled to take place during 2015."
Well its Christmas Eve already! Where did the last few weeks go? I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas. Thinking especially of those who are ill at the moment or who are spending the day alone.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have sent me cards & presents. You are very kind.
Congratulations to "20th Century Boy - The Musical" which has won Best New Production Of A Musical (Fringe/Regions) in The Broadway World Awards 2014. Well done to all concerned!
Here is the full list of winners- http://tinyurl.com/n4n3836
Remember you can still nominate the musical in the WhatsOnStage Awards at http://awards.whatsonstage.com/ but you only have until this Sunday.
Remembering Gary Irwin (X-ERT) today, 6 years since his passing. R.I.P.
In Remembrance Of The Brave. R.I.P.
Remembering Steve Took, who passed away 34 years ago today at the age of 31. R.I.P.
ROLAN BOLAN November Tour Dates!
7th November- The Craufurd Arms, 59, Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LT.
14th November- The Boulevard, 17, Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1LD.
15th November- Raine Club, 160, Durham Street, Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8RQ.
20th November- The Leopard, 2, West St, Doncaster, DN1 3AA.
21st November- Yardbirds Rock Club, Church St, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 7DD.
25th November- The Golden Diamond, 47, Stoney Street, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4GH.
27th November- The New Roscoe, Bristol St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 1DH.
28th November- The Queens Hall, 75-77, Queens Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5LA. (PLEASE NOTE, THIS NUNEATON SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED)
29th November- The Robin 2, 20-28, Mt Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands WV14 7LJ. (PLEASE NOTE, THIS BILSTON SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED)
30th November- The Ferry, 25, Anderston Quay, Glasgow, G3 8BX. (PLEASE NOTE, THIS GLASGOW SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED)