Monday, September 17, 2007
The Cosmic Dancer and Cilla
Marc and Cilla
It seems appropriate to bookend this 30th anniversary weekend with another Marc Bolan moment, and only the seventies could bring you a moment like this.
Light Entertainment meets Glam Rock, as Marc Bolan and Cilla Black duet on Cosmic Dancer from the Cilla Show. Unfortunately the old spoilsport who uploaded this video hasn't allowed embedding so you'll gave to click on the "Marc and Cilla" link above to view it.
And if you've got time why not have a peep at this mini documentary. A six minute summary of Bolan and Glam with contributions from Sandie Shaw, Captain Sensible, Mick Rock, Johnny Marr and Marc Almond
One of the things I've noticed over the 3Oth anniversary of his death is how many blogs and bloggers with impeccable record collections, impossibly rare or tastefully trendy downloads haven't just written about Marc Bolan, but have written enthusically about Marc and his music without irony or Rock Snobbery, as Marc Bolan and T.Rex fans.
Two of the best pieces I've come across are below, and both are based around visits to the Memorial site yesterday.
The Ghost of Electricity
It seems even 30 Years after his death, Marc Bolan is still as cool as ever.
"Me I funk but I don't care
I ain't no square with my corkscrew hair " - Telegram Sam