Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Video - T.Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On)

Marc Bolan of T.Rex became very famous. The sound of T.Rex, created by producer Tony Visconti, catapulted him to the status of The Next Beatles. He was befriended by Ringo Starr, who produced and directed the T.Rex movie "Born To Boogie," and musicians were happy to appear on his records and tours.

The T.Rex LP "Electric Warrior" was the first glam record I bought and led me towards the likes of David Bowie, who picked-up the mantle of glam an took it (literally?) to the stratosphere.

In this video, a young Elton John takes the keyboards for a televised rendition of "Bang A Gong (Get It On)":

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Electric Warrior
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