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T. Rex
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T. Rex was a rock band from London that is widely considered to be one of the greatest glam rock acts of all-time. Formed in 1967 by singer/songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, the band originally released four folk albums beginning with its 1968 release My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows, under the name Tyrannosaurus Rex. In 1970, the band shortened its name and took on a glam rock style that attracted commercial success. T. Rex's 1971 single "Hot Love," reached the top of the UK charts, and when Bolan sported two spots of glitter under his eyes during a performance on Top of the Pops, glam rock was officially birthed. The band's third album The Slider, released in 1972, was its most successful album in the US and its last critically-acclaimed album until the 1977 streamlined effort, Dandy in the Underworld. Before the album, T. Rex had fallen into an overproduced and over-instrumented sound that coincided with a spike in Bolan's ego and drug use. Dandy in the Underworld was the band's final album before Bolan's death in 1977.
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