T. Rex

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T. Rex were originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex from 1967. Name changed to T. Rex in 1970.

T. Rex's frontman was born Mark Feld, who changed his name to Toby Tyler, then Marc Riggs, Marc Bowland and eventually Marc Bolan.

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T. Rex were a British rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground acoustic albums under the name. Tony Visconti (their producer for several albums) claimed in a documentary on the band that he had taken to using the abbreviated term "T. Rex" as a shorthand, something that initially irritated Bolan, who gradually came around to the idea and officially shortened the band's name to "T. Rex" at roughly the same time they started having big hits (shortly after going electric).

In the early to mid 1970s, the band reached huge success with fourteen top-20 UK glam rock hits: "Jeepster", "Get It On", "Ride a White Swan", "Solid Gold Easy Action", "Children of the Revolution", "Hot Love", "Telegram Sam", "20th Century Boy", "Debora", "Teenage Dream", "The Groover", "New York City", "I Love To Boogie" and "Metal Guru". During this period the band also released six UK top-30 albums, including Electric Warrior, which hit the top of the album charts. In 1977, Bolan was killed in a car accident, and the band broke up.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1968 My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows Tyrannosaurus Rex 2
1968 Prophets, Seers & Sages, The Angels of the Ages Tyrannosaurus Rex 2
1969 Unicorn Tyrannosaurus Rex 3
1970 A Beard of Stars Tyrannosaurus Rex 2
1970 Bolan Boogie T. Rex 1
1970 T. Rex T. Rex 3
1971 Electric Warrior T. Rex 2.5 14
1972 The Slider T. Rex 8
1972 Ride a White Swan T. Rex 1
1973 Tanx T. Rex 6
1974 Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow T. Rex 4
1975 Bolan's Zip Gun T. Rex 6
1976 Futuristic Dragon T. Rex 5
1977 Dandy in the Underworld T. Rex 5
1995 Change: The Alternate Zinc Alloy T. Rex 1
2009 Bump 'n' Grind T. Rex 1
I Love to Boogie T. Rex 1
Left Hand Luke: The Alternate Tanx T. Rex 1
Rock 'N' Roll Satyricon T. Rex 1
Shadowhead T. Rex 1
Unicorn and Tanx T. Rex 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1973 Great Hits Compilation T. Rex 1
1982 Across the Airwaves Compilation T. Rex 1
1987 Cosmic Dancer Compilation T. Rex 2
1988 Starke Zeiten Compilation T. Rex 1
1991 20th Century Boy: The Best of T. Rex Compilation T. Rex 2 1
1991 20th Century Boy: The Very Best of Marc Bolan & T-Rex 1972-1977 Compilation T. Rex 1
1991 The Early Years Compilation T. Rex 1
1991 The Phantastic Collection of Marc Bolan and T-Rex Compilation T. Rex 1
1991 The Very Best of T.Rex, Volume 1 Compilation T. Rex 1
1993 The Definitive Tyrannosaurus Rex Compilation Tyrannosaurus Rex 2
1994 Great Hits The B Side Compilation T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 1: 1972, Part 1 Compilation T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 2: 1972, Part 2 Compilation T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 3: 1973, Part 1 Compilation T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 4: 1973, Part 2 Compilation T. Rex 1
1995 Messing With the Mystic Compilation T. Rex 1
1995 The Essential Collection Compilation T. Rex 1
1996 Precious Star (The Alternate Zip Gun) Compilation T. Rex 1
1996 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 5: 1974 Compilation T. Rex 1
1996 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 6: 1975 Compilation T. Rex 1
1997 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 7 Compilation T. Rex 1
1997 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 8 Compilation T. Rex 1
1998 The Very Best of T-Rex Compilation T. Rex 1
1998 The Best of T-Rex Compilation T. Rex 1
1999 Millenium Collection Compilation T. Rex 1
1999 The Alternate Takes of Classical Hits Compilation T. Rex 1
2002 20th Century Superstar Compilation T. Rex 1
2002 The Essential Collection Compilation T. Rex 1
2002 20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection Compilation Marc Bolan & T. Rex 1

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