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T. Rex
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Alternative Name Tyrannosaurus Rex
Marc Bolan & T. Rex
Past Group Members Marc Bolan
Steve Peregrin Took
Mickey Finn
Steve Currie
Bill Legend
Gloria Jones
Jack Green
Dino Dines
Davy Lutton
Miller Anderson
Herbie Flowers
Tony Newman
Music Genre (Text) Glam rock
psychedelic folk
hard rock
Origin London, England
Year(s) Active 1967–1977
Record Label Regal Zonophone
Associated Acts John's Children
Bill Legend's T. Rex
Mickey Finn's T-Rex
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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 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 11 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.

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