How T. Rex Saved ’70s Rock from Beige Masculinity

T. Rex’s Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn on the cover of their 1970 self-titled debut album (Photo: Reprise Records)

They were so much more than “Bang a Gong (Get It On).”

If Americans know T. Rex at all, though, it’s probably through their one U.S. hit, the 1971 top 10 “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” And if they know that song, they probably know it because Power…

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Jeremy Helligar

Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj