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 an English rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initally called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four underground folk albums under this banner. In 1970, Bolan began to make a shift from basing his band's sound around an acoustic guitar to basing it around an electric one and shortened their name to T. Rex. "Ride a White Swan" coincided with this change and instantly became a commercial success. From 1970 until 1973, T. Rex encountered in the UK a popularity unseen since the demise of the Beatles, with a run of 9 singles ranked in the British top ten. 1971's Electric Warrior received sustained critical acclaim as a pioneering album of glam rock. It reached the number 1 position in the UK. The follow-up, 1972's The Slider, allowed the band to enter in the top 5 in the USA. At the end of 1973, T. Rex started to have less commercial success but kept on recording one album per year.

In 1977, Bolan died in a car accident a couple of months after releasing their final studio album Dandy in the Underworld. Since then, T. Rex have continued to exert a vast influence on a variety of subsequent artists.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 5
1970 A Beard of Stars Tyrannosaurus Rex 4
1970 T. Rex T. Rex 4
1971 Electric Warrior T. Rex 3.5 16
1972 The Slider T. Rex 8
1973 Tanx T. Rex 7
1974 Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow T. Rex 9
1974 Light Of Love (US Album, compiled from songs of "Zinc Alloy" and "Bolan's Zip Gun") T. Rex 1
1975 Bolan's Zip Gun T. Rex 8
1976 Futuristic Dragon T. Rex 5
1977 Dandy in the Underworld T. Rex 5
1982 Billy Super Duper Marc Bolan & T. Rex 2

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Ride a White Swan T. Rex 1
1972 Bolan Boogie T. Rex 2
1972 My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair… But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows / Prophets, Seers & Sages - The Angels Of The Ages (Twofer) Tyrannosaurus Rex 1
1973 Great Hits T. Rex 1
1982 Across the Airwaves T. Rex 1
1985 A Crown of Jewels Marc Bolan and T. Rex 1
1986 The Collection T-Rex 1
1987 Cosmic Dancer T. Rex 2
1987 The Very Best of T. Rex T. Rex 1
1988 Starke Zeiten T. Rex 1
1988 Teenage Dream T. Rex 1
1989 The Very Best of T. Rex T. Rex 2
1990 Rock On T. Rex 1
1991 20th Century Boy: The Best of T. Rex T. Rex 2 1
1991 20th Century Boy: The Very Best of Marc Bolan & T-Rex 1972-1977 T. Rex 1
1991 Solid Gold Rapid Action T. Rex 1
1991 The Early Years T-Rex 1
1991 The Phantastic Collection of Marc Bolan and T-Rex T. Rex 2
1991 The Ultimate Collection T. Rex 1
1991 The Very Best of T.Rex, Volume 1 T. Rex 3
1993 The Definitive Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex 2
1993 Giants Of Glam Rock - The 16 Greatest Hits Marc Bolan and T. Rex 1
1993 Total T.Rex & the Space Cadets - The Salvador Dali of Rock 'n Roll Marc Bolan & T. Rex 1
1994 Great Hits The B Side T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 1: 1972, Part 1 T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 2: 1972, Part 2 T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 3: 1973, Part 1 T. Rex 1
1995 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 4: 1973, Part 2 T. Rex 1
1995 Change: The Alternate Zinc Alloy T. Rex 1
1995 Messing With the Mystic T. Rex 1
1995 The Essential Collection Marc Bolan & T. Rex 2
1996 Precious Star (The Alternate Zip Gun) T. Rex 1
1996 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 5: 1974 T. Rex 1
1996 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 6: 1975 T. Rex 1
1997 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 7 T. Rex 1
1997 Unchained: Unreleased Recordings, Volume 8 T. Rex 1

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