Marc Bolan/T.Rex: A collection of handwritten recording notes, original drawings, poems and related memorabilia, 1970's, Qty

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Marc Bolan/T.Rex: A collection of handwritten recording notes, original drawings, poems and related memorabilia,
1970's, Qty

Sold for £ 2,550 (US$ 3,602) inc. premium
Marc Bolan/T.Rex: A collection of handwritten recording notes, original drawings, poems and related memorabilia,
1970's,
comprising; an 8in x 10in Oxford notepad with six pages of handwritten recording notes for tracks such as "Sun Eye", "Summertime Blues", "Diamond Meadows", "Beltane Walk", "Is It Love", "Seagull Woman" among others, in blue, black, and green inks; another notepad with six pages of notes for recording "Dreamy Lady" and "Dock of the Bay" as well as possible clothing choices for photo shoots/interviews; an original two-page poem in black ballpoint pen on 13in x 8in paper; two 8½in x 11in original drawings in coloured felt-tip pens; two limited edition copies of 'Dance of Doves' from 1989; a limited edition booklet for 'Prince of Players' no.192 of 200; a limited edition booklet for 'Marc Bolan Child Star' no.131 of 200; together with some colour reproduction photographs of Bolan, (Qty)

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  • Provenance:
    Obtained by the vendor in the 90's from the Marc Bolan Appreciation Society.

    Many of the distinctly handwritten recording notes refer to T.Rex's first studio album by the English rock band since changing their name from Tyrannosaurus Rex. Released in 1970, the album marked a further shift from the band's previous folk style to a glam rock sound. All the recordings were done when they still were Tyrannosaurus Rex, with the two-man line-up of singer/songwriter/guitarist Marc Bolan and percussionist Mickey Finn. The album contained electric reworkings of two old Tyrannosaurus Rex songs, one of which, "The Wizard", was originally recorded even earlier than Bolan's pre-T.Rex band John's Children. The notepads also include notes relating to later tracks from 1975, including "Christmas Bop", "Dreamy Lady" and "Dock Of The Bay".
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Marc Bolan/T.Rex: A collection of handwritten recording notes, original drawings, poems and related memorabilia, 1970's, Qty
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