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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Dead Dude

It's still Tuesday, so I'll sneak this one in.

As I just celebrated my birthday this weekend, I thought we would celebrate the birthday of Marc Bolan (T. Rex), who was born on this date (September 30th) in 1947. Sacklunch and I enjoyed a little T. Rex as we drove through Austin the other day (lots more about Austin to come).

Bolan was killed while a passenger in a car crash. Ironically, he never learned to drive due to a fear of an auto-related premature death. He was two weeks shy of his 30th birthday when he died and the circumstances around his death are worth the click.


5 comments:

JON said...

Happy Birthday to you both...

HUGE fan of a particular era of T. Rex and all things DCRC...cheers!

JetAgeEric said...

GREAT clip! I need to see that movie; I've avoided it because Tanx is my fave TRex record and, well, Ringo Starr and Elton John? Clearly, I've had it all wrong. -E

JON said...

TANX is a GREAT record...no filler. Same with Electric Warrior and The Slider...zero empty calories.

Potsy said...

Nothing wrong with a little Elton John...

Jumbo Slice said...

I had a "Elton John's not so bad" moment the other day. I went back and watched Almost Famous. I hadn't seen it since it first came out. It's a really great flick. Cameron Crowe used Elton's "Tiny Dancer" to great effect. The only thing I didn't like about the movie was Kate Hudson. Jebus, she gets on my nerves.