T. Rex were an English rock band, formed in 1967 by singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld in Hackney, London on September 30, 1947) and were initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, who’d released four psychedelic folk albums under this name, but shortened it when the call of inventing glam rock fell on Bolan’s shoulders. T. Rex suddenly became one of the first post-Beatles turns to enjoy that level of success, with four UK Official Singles Chart Number 1s including Hot Love and Get It On in the very early 1970s, and Marc’s interest in wearing glittery eye make-up spearheading a whole movement of glam rock turns that would soon flood the pop chart. T. Rex also had three UK Official Album Chart Number 1s with Electric Warrior and Bolan Boogie, as well as the reissue of earlier Tyrannosaurus Rex long players Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages /My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows as a double pack, and also possibly in a bid to have the longest album title ever. Marc Bolan had his own TV show, which featured stars such as David Bowie and Cilla Black, as well as showcasing new bands such as The Damned. Marc Bolan died a fortnight shy of his 30th birthday in on September 16, 1977, when his girlfriend Gloria Jones crashed his Mini into a tree near Gipsy Lane in Barnes.