Thursday, May 10, 2012

Marc Bolan - Cardiff Leader

Don’t know about you but I always preferred the glam rock Marc Bolan to the cod-mystical My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows version. This picture shows the T. Rex front man lounging about reading long-since defunct local newspaper, the Cardiff Leader. Alongside him is percussionist Mickey Finn. I’m guessing the snap must have been taken in 1972 when T. Rex played the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff. You can see a YouTube of them here performing Cadillac at the show to what appears to be an almost exclusively female Welsh audience. Oh, and if you ever wondered where Nicky Wire picked up that feather boa idea....

*Photo ©Michael Putland/Getty Images