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In pictures: Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan, by photographer Keith Morris (courtesy of Redferns Music Picture Gallery)

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the death of singer Marc Bolan. He was killed when his girlfriend's car hit a tree in south west London, on 16 September 1977.

Marc Bolan appears on Top of the Pops

Bolan was the founding member of glam rock group T Rex, who topped the UK charts four times in the 1970s with the singles Hot Love, Get It On, Metal Guru and Telegram Sam.

Marc Bolan, by photographer Keith Morris (courtesy of Redferns Music Picture Gallery)

The singer, whose real name was Mark Feld, was known for his flamboyant hats and feather boas, and wearing glitter on his cheekbones.

T Rex perform at the BBC

T Rex scored their last top 20 hit in 1975 with New York City. It famously featured the lyric: 'Have you ever seen a woman coming out of New York City with a frog in her hand?'

Marc Bolan and Gloria Jones, by photographer Keith Morris (courtesy of Redferns Music Picture Gallery)

Bolan was being driven home from a night out by his girlfriend Gloria Jones (r) when he died. Jones - also a singer - recovered from serious injuries sustained in the accident.

Marc Bolan, by photographer Keith Morris (courtesy of Redferns Music Picture Gallery)

David Bowie, a close friend, attended Bolan's funeral. A swan-shaped floral tribute was displayed in memory of the T Rex hit single, Ride a White Swan.

Marc Bolan, Marc Bolan, by photographer Keith Morris (courtesy of Redferns Music Picture Gallery)

An exhibition featuring portraits of Bolan by photographer Keith Morris is being held to mark the anniversary of his death at London's Redferns Music Picture Gallery from 14 September.




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