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MARC BOLAN SCHOOL UPDATE.
APRIL : THE "TEAM GLORIA" SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE.
No, The Gloria Jones will not be cycling with us on this occasion! This cycle ride through part of London will be stopping at some key Bolan landmarks and for coffee. It will be an "easy" ride for all levels of cyclists but not for children, with a Bolan Brunch for all participants in Thames Ditton afterwards. Anyone sponsored for at least £10 will get a t-shirt! Must pre-register with Deborah Doaud April 19th. Full details will be uploaded soon, but in the meantime get that bike out the shed, oil it up and checkout that saddle!
Deborah can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
JUNE : MINI BOP FOR MINI ROCKERS & CHILDRENS FETE. Kingston area - venue TBA.
A special bop for your little ones (and yes, you can join in!) with lots of T.REX and other bopping sounds! A fun way to raise funds for the school.
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)
Happy Birthday to Gloria Jones!
Thinking of Marc on what would have been his 67th Birthday.
Wishing a Happy 39th Birthday to Rolan Bolan!
Thinking of Simeon (Sid) Feld, who passed away on this day in 1991. R.I.P.
Remembering Marc Bolan 37 years on. Always our Precious Star. R.I.P.
Wishing safe journeys to all those travelling to London for the various Marc Bolan events. Looking forward to seeing old faces & meeting new ones! Will be thinking of those who cannot make it this year but who will still be remembering Marc in their own ways.
Keep A Little Marc In Your Heart!
Rolan Bolan is appearing on Friday 7th November 2014 at-
The Craufurd Arms
59, Stratford Road
MK12 5LT. †
7.30pm start, tickets £11.
Also on 28th November 2014 at-
The Queens Hall,
75-77, Queens Road,
Please note there are only a few days left to send for your tickets. Last date for posting will be Tuesday 9th September. To order, please contact email@example.com.
OMBFC members Pre-Bop: members should log in to our website for details.
Thinking of Marcs wife June, who passed away on 31st August 1994.
August 23rd would have been the 87th Birthday of Marcs Mum, Phyllis Feld,
born in 1927. R.I.P.
Also remembering Marcs wife June on what would have been her 71st Birthday. R.I.P.
We are remembering Simeon Feld, Marcs father, who was born
on this day in 1920. R.I.P.
LONDON BOP 2014!
Tickets will only be posted up to 9th September so you only have 6 weeks left to send for them!
One free A3 colour poster (choice of two) for OMBFC members who send for tickets in advance! These will be given to you at the Bop so do not forget to claim yours!
There is a list of B&Bs & hotels on our Fan Forum.
For any info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014 - a choice of TWO Bolanic events!
Thinking of Steve Peregrin Took (born Stephen Ross Porter), who would have celebrated his 65th birthday today. R.I.P.
VOTE FOR MARC!
BBC Radio 2 are holding a poll to find the listeners favourite guitar riff!
There are 100 riffs to choose from, including "20th Century Boy", so get voting at
The vote will be live until 5pm on July 25th. The Top 100 will then be counted down in order of preference from midnight to 5pm on 25th August on Radio 2 to find R2ís ultimate guitar riff of all time!