Bolan was a self made pop icon, and one of the original Glam Rock stars in England. Born Marc Feld, he had a brief career as a superstar with his band T-Rex, but was eventually reduced to hosting a Children’s TV series. On the night of September 16, 1977, Marc had dinner with his love Gloria Jones, with whom he had a 2-year-old son Rolan. After much merriment, Gloria got behind the wheel of her purple Mini 1275 GT (license plate FOX 66IL) to drive Marc and herself home. This was about 4am. Shortly thereafter, the Mini was traveling on Queens Ride, at the southern edge of Barnes Common, south London. The Mini left the road as it crossed a hump backed bridge, shot through the fence and smashed into a sycamore tree. Marc’s side took the impact, and he was thrown into the back of the car, and killed instantly. Gloria was unconscious but alive.

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  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 5 years ago

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 5 years ago

    Hopefully he’s up there somewhere riding a white swan – great shot Colin

  • Thanks Chris !

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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful tribute to Marc Bolan Colin, hard to believe it is that long since he was tragically killed in that motor accident, his music lives on,
    Regards,. Rod.

  • Thanks Rod !

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fantastic ;

  • Thanks !

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  • mimulux
    mimuluxover 5 years ago

    how tragic.. i remember t-rex well…… and loved their music!

  • Thanks for finding time to comment !

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  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyover 5 years ago

    Wow brill capture :))
    Fino

  • Thanks for finding time to comment !

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    This was such a tragedy he was my idol back in those days.

  • Ride a White Swan !

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  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Great shot….he is a legend!

  • Thanks Shaun, This is a place you just stumble upon !

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