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faq-alt-music-t-rex
    
    This is the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for the newsgroup 
    news:alt.music.t-rex about the glam rock group T.Rex and it's
    founder and lead vocalist / guitarist Marc Bolan.
    
    This is version 7.0 created 15-May-2005
    
    This document is maintained by Mark Mclellan with contributions
    from Marc Bolan fans around the world. Please direct comments 
    and suggestions to Mark Mclellan at 
    mailto:mark.mclellan@mmenterprises.co.uk
    
    The latest version will be posted to news:alt.music.t-rex 
    as needed. This document is also available on the web at
    http://www.mmenterprises.co.uk/faq-alt-music-t-rex.txt
    and in HTML format
    http://www.mmenterprises.co.uk/faq-alt-music-t-rex.htm
    
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1.1 Where is the tree?
1.2 I have a copy of x, is it rare?
1.3 I have a copy of x, what is it worth?
1.4 Where can I find the lyrics to x?
1.5 Where can I find guitar tabs for x?
1.6 Where can I get hold of a copy of x?
1.7 Where can I get hold of a copy of the film Born To Boogie?
    
2. WHERE ARE THEY NOW
2.0 Acknowledgement
2.1 Marc Bolan (Lead guitarist)
2.2 Steve Peregrin Took (Bongo Player, 1967-1969)
2.3 Mickey Finn (Bongo player, 1969-1975)
2.4 June Bolan, nee Child (Wife, 13/Jan/1970 - 16/Sep/1977)
2.5 Rolan Bolan (Son, born 1975)
2.6 Steve Currie (Bass player, 1970-1976)
2.7 Dino Dines (Keyboards 1974-77)
2.8 Herbie Flowers (Bass Guitar 1974 (?)77)
2.9 Flo (Mark Volman) & Eddie (Howard Kaylan) (Background vocalists)
2.10 Jack Green (Second guitarist, 1973-1974)
2.11 Bill Legend (Drummer, 1970-1974)
2.12 Gloria Jones (T.Rex Band 1973-1976, Girlfriend, 1974-1977)
    
3. MISCELLANEOUS
3.1 How did he choose the name Bolan?
3.2 What was the registration number of the mini?
3.3 Where is Marc buried?
    
4. MAILING LISTS
4.1 Slider mailing list (appears to be defunct)
4.2 TillDawn (Yahoo group)
4.3 TREX (Yahoo group)
4.4 Other Yahoo groups
    
5. FANZINES
5.1 A Thousand Mark Feld Charms
5.2 MainMan
5.3 Boogie On
    
6.  MARC BOLAN CONVENTIONS 
6.1 Liverpool Bop (UK)
6.2 Bolan Bop / Convention (Wigan, UK)
6.3 London Bop (16-Sep)
6.4 Birmingham Bop
    
7.  TRIBUTE BANDS 
7.1 T.Rextasy
7.2 A Celebration Of Marc And Mickey 
7.3 TooREX
7.4 Jeepster
7.5 Hot Love
7.6 Tyrannosaurus Jed 
    
8. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
8.1 Bibliography
8.2 WWW
8.3 Ask Tilldawn 
    
CHANGE HISTORY
    
    
1. MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1.1 Where is the tree?
    Queens Ride, Barnes Common, London SW13 0HY.
    Nearest railway station Barnes (from Waterloo)
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=522444&Y=175574&A=Y&Z=1
    
1.2 I have a copy of x, is it rare?
    To find out if it is rare try posting to the TillDawn mailing 
    list via their website (see section 6.3 for details). 
    
1.3 I have a copy of x, what is it worth?
    It is worth whatever the market decides it wants to pay. One 
    way to determine a price is to put it up for sale on eBay with 
    a high reserve, http://www.ebay.com
    
1.4 Where can I find the lyrics to x?
    These are available at the following URI's
    http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~rthomas/v/songindex-f.html
    http://home.cogeco.ca/~ikocmarek/index.htm
    http://search.sing365.com/search.php?category=text&searchstr=t.rex
    
1.5 Where can I find guitar tabs for x?
    http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~rthomas/Songs.html
    http://pierre.champion.free.fr/index.htm
    
1.6 Where can I get hold of a copy of x?
    After some years of limited availability all of Marc Bolan 
    and T.Rex's output is now available on CD. As well as Amazon, 
    I have also used Key Mail Order, http://www.keymailorder.com
    
1.7 Where can I get hold of a copy of the film Born To Boogie?
    DVD version release scheduled for 16-May-2005
    http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/sanctuary/born_to_boogie.htm
    
2. WHERE ARE THEY NOW
2.0 Acknowledgement
    This section is for band members plus a few key non-band 
    Members. For this section I acknowledge the source of much of 
    the content: http://www.tilldawn.net/trexpeople.html and the 
    book "Bolan: The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century Superstar" 
    
2.1 Marc Bolan (Lead guitarist)
    Died 16-Sep-1977 in a car crash on the B306: Queens' Ride, 
    Barnes, London SW13.
    
2.2 Steve Peregrin Took (Bongo Player, 1967-1969)
    Died 27-Oct-1980 choked on a stone-less cocktail cherry.
    Went on to work with Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Hawkwind & Pink 
    Fairies members. http://www.steve-took.co.uk/
    
2.3 Mickey Finn (Bongo player, 1969-1975)
    Born 3-Jun-1947. Died 11-Jan-2003 of kidney and liver problems.
    Recently touring as "Mickey Finn's T.Rex Band".
    
2.4 June Bolan, nee Child (Wife, 13/Jan/1970 - 16/Sep/1977)
    Died 31-Aug-1994 of heart attack while on holiday in Turkey.
    
2.5 Rolan Bolan (Son, born 26-Sep-1975)
    Nearly 30. Starting a career as a musician.
    http://www.rolanbolan.co.uk/
    
2.6 Steve Currie (Bass player, 1970-1976)
    Born 20-May-1947. Died in a driving accident 28-Apr-1981.
    
2.7 Dino Dines (Keyboards 1974-77) 
    Born 1944. Also played keyboards with T.Rextasy (1999?2004).
    Died from a suspected heart attack on Wednesday 28 January 2004.
    
2.8 Herbie Flowers (Bass Guitar 1974 (?)77)
    Now 65, can still be seen teaching, and playing gigs throughout 
    the country. These days prefers to play jazz & classical music.
    
2.9 Flo (Mark Volman) & Eddie (Howard Kaylan) (Background vocalists)
    Have re-formed The Turtles, currently touring the USA. 
    See http://www.floandeddie.com/
    
2.10 Jack Green (Second guitarist, 1973-1974)
    Born 12-Mar-1951. Joined 'The Pretties' after leaving T. Rex. 
    Last known to be alive and well and living in the Isle of Wight.
    
2.11 Bill Legend (Drummer, 1970-1974)
    Alive and well.

2.12 Gloria Jones (T.Rex Band 1973-1976, Girlfriend, 1974-1977)
    Mother of Rolan Bolan. Alive and well.

    
3. MISCELLANEOUS
3.1 How did he choose the name Bolan?
    There are a number of competing theories the most popular being:
    A. It is a contraction of Bob Dylan (BO-b dy-LAN).
    B. It was originally Bolam after actor James Bolam.
    James objected so Marc made a minor change to give Bolan.
    The correct answer is B according to Harry Feld.
    (quoted by Mark Paytress in his book, p 49).  
    
3.2 What was the registration number of the mini?
    FOX 661L
    
3.3 Where is Marc buried?
    Marc was cremated and his ashes interred at Golder Green 
    Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London NW11 7NL.
    
4. MAILING LISTS
4.1 Slider mailing list (appears to be defunct)
    Join the Slider mailing list by sending an email to
    majordomo@kuci.org
    with the following command in the body of your message:
    subscribe slider.
    
4.2 TillDawn (Yahoo group)
    One of the longest running lists
    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/TillDawn/
    
4.3 TREX (Yahoo group)
    Originally a spin-off from TillDawn
    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/TREX/
    
4.4 Other Yahoo groups
    There are a number of open and closed lists on Yahoo. Visit 
    http://groups.yahoo.com and search on Marc Bolan and T.Rex.
    
    
5. FANZINES
5.1 A Thousand Mark Feld Charms
    Gavin Ross, 2 Gainford Ave, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS5 7RF, 
    UK. mailto:athousand.markfeldcharms@ntlworld.com
    
5.2 MainMan
    Terry Hughes, 41 Tedder Road, FDS, RAF Stafford, Staffs, ST18 0AQ
    UK. mailto:Telmanic@aol.com 
    
5.3 Boogie On
    Official Marc Bolan Fan Club (OMBFC) http://www.marc-bolan.com/
    mailto:tony@marc-bolan.com mailto:nige@marc-bolan.com
    
6.  MARC BOLAN CONVENTIONS 
6.1 Liverpool Bop (UK)
    Tel: +44 (1785) 604877 mailto:telmanic@aol.com 
    
6.2 Bolan Bop / Convention (Wigan, UK)
    Info: Mark Sheehan Tel: +44 (1942) 833327 
    06-Aug-2005 The Beer Engine, Poolstock lane, Wigan
    Live band (JEEPSTER), disco, free souvenir, poster, raffle.    
    
6.3 London Bop (16-Sep)
    Golders Green, KLub X-Treme
    
6.4 Birmingham Bop
    http://www.birminghambop.co.uk/ mailto:michael@birminghambop.co.uk 
    
7.  TRIBUTE BANDS
7.1 T.Rextasy
    http://www.trextasy.com/ 
    
7.2 A Celebration Of Marc And Mickey 
    http://www.t-rex.co.uk/ 
    
7.3 TooREX
    http://www.toorex.com/
    
7.4 Jeepster
    http://www.jeepster-trex.co.uk/
    
7.5 Hot Love
    http://www.hotloveband.com/
    
7.6 Tyrannosaurus Jed 
    No info - anyone help here?
    
8. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
8.1 Bibliography
    Many books have been written. IMHO these are the two 
    definitive books:
    "Bolan: The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century Superstar" 
    by Mark Paytress (ISBN: 0711992932) 
    "Marc Bolan: A Chronology" 
    by Cliff McLenehan (ISBN: 1900924420) 
    
8.2 WWW
    Start with http://www.tilldawn.net/tomb.html 
    Apart from that there are too many to list. 
    Learn to use a search engine and STFW (Surf The Fine Web).
    
8.3 Ask Tilldawn 
    Ask this mailing list via http://www.tilldawn.net/question.html
    
CHANGE HISTORY
    
    Version  1.0 (17-Mar-2004) : Initial version.
    
    Version  2.0 (04-Apr-2004) : 1.4 URI for tabs.
                               : 2.2 Steve Peregrin Took, died 1980.
                               : 2.4 June Bolan, married 13/Jan/1970.
                               : 2.7 Dino Dines, died 28/Jan/2004.
                               : 3.1 Bolan derived from James Bolam.
                               : 4.2 Add link to The T.O.M.B.
    
    Version  3.0 (06-May-2004) : 1.3 Lyrics also at www.sing365.com
                               : 2.5 Rolan Bolan, born 26-Sep-1975.
                               : 2.8 Herbie Flowers, still performing.
                               : 2.9 Flo & Eddie reformed The Turtles.
                               : 2.10 Jack Green, living in the IoW.
                               : 3.3 The tree is Queens Ride, Barnes. 
                               : 3.4 Marc is buried at Golders Green.
    
    Version  3.1 (07-May-2004) : Minor corrections (thank you Mira).
    
    Version  4.0 (23-Jul-2004) : 2.2 Steve Peregrin Took updated.
                               : 3. TRIVIA renamed MISCELLANEOUS.
                               : 3.3 Post code for tree,link to map.
                               : 4.3 Slider appears to be defunct. 
                               : 5. FANZINES new section (3 entries).
                               : 5.1 A Thousand Mark Feld Charms.
                               : 5.2 MainMan.
                               : 5.3 Boogie On.
    
    Version  4.1 (28-Jul-2004) : 4. Changed to MAILING LISTS.
                               : 4.2 TillDawn (Yahoo group)
                               : 4.3 TREX (Yahoo group)
                               : 4.4 Other Yahoo groups was 4.2
                               : 6. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE? was 4.
                               : 6.3 Ask Tilldawn added.
    
    Version  5.0 (16-Jan-2005) : Thanks to http://www.marcbolan.de/
                               : 3.3 Where is the tree? moved to 1.1
                               : and others renumbered to match
                               : 1.7 Born To Boogie? soon on DVD
                               : 6. MARC BOLAN CONVENTIONS added
                               : 7. TRIBUTE BANDS added
                               : 8. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE? was 6.
    
    Version  6.0 (05-Mar-2005) : 1.7 Born To Boogie DVD 16-May-2005
    
    Version  7.0 (15-May-2005) : 2. WHERE ARE THEY NOW additions
                               : 2.5 Rolan http://www.rolanbolan.co.uk/
                               : 2.11 Bill Legend 
                               : 2.12 Gloria Jones 
                               : 6.2 Bolan Bop / Convention (Wigan, UK) 
    
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