Marc Bolan - Beautiful Dreamer

Author: John Bramley

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178606846X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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Forty years after his tragic death, this homage to Marc Bolan pays tribute to one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Marc Bolan was the wizard who brought magic to rock music - his heart beat to the rhythm of rock. Moving from early folk influences and songs on the mythology of Tolkien, he transformed himself into a unique, sparkling and effervescent glam-rock icon. His boogie roots combined with Marc's own natural glitter dust, and propelled him forward on an adventure, with fortunes that were to ebb and flow over a decade. His diamond-studded halo was extinguished on 16 September 1977, at a time when his music was in the ascendancy. The annals of history are strewn with stories of artists who passed away in shocking circumstances of those that died too young, from substance abuse, mysterious illnesses or even murder. Sometimes, the shock of their passing immediately elevates their standing in cultural memory and cements their work in a favourable light. Marc Bolan died at twenty-nine years of age, in a tragic car crash - an accident that could have been avoided. However, it took many years for people to start appreciating what Marc Bolan brought to a rock music scene in the early seventies which had stagnated in some corners after the explosion of creativity in the sixties. Yet, gradually, acclaim has grown for how he enriched the period, bringing colour and humour to an increasingly leaden genre. Much like Hendrix before him, and Cobain after him, his natural charisma and striking beauty have underpinned his status as a dreamlike bard, an enigmatic pin-up whom boys wished they looked like and girls wished they were with. Yet it was his scorching talent as a performer and songwriter which have formed the bedrock for longevity as a legend. Including rare and unpublished photographs, and works of Marc's own poetry, this book is put together by a true, original fan - one who followed Marc Bolan on tour, who bought every piece of vinyl he released and who was fortunate enough to have made Marc's acquaintance during the peak of his career. Published forty years on from Bolan's death, Beautiful Dreamer is unashamedly a book of love, a book that every Marc Bolan fan will identify with, because it paints a picture of the man that the fans idolised, worshipped and continue to cherish to this day.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Maps and atlases

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: N.A

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).
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The Park Family: Mairi

Retribution

Author: Lisanne Valente

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788031555

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The last of the Park Trilogy tells the story of Mairi, a beautiful actress and Mistdreamer. Her Protector Angel, Appoloin, finds the perfect place, and time, to keep her safely hidden. Mairi has to be taken away from the clutches of her half-brother, the evil Lucias, who is determined to kill her, and will stop at nothing to find her.
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1982

Author: Paul Judges

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471080943

Category:

Page: N.A

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Entertainers in British Films

A Century of Showbiz in the Cinema

Author: Denis Gifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Entertainers

Page: 340

View: 8479

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Representing the first attempt to compile a complete catalog of the entertainers who appeared on film in Great Britain from the invention of the cinema in the mid-1890s to the present, this innovative book covers more than 2,000 entertainers. Each entry gives the entertainer's specialty, a chronological listing of his/her films, and the titles of the songs sung, played, or danced to. Uniquely, the catalog lists appearances in shorts and especially series of shorts, such as "Ace Cinemagazine, Eve's Film RevieW," and "Pathe Pictorial," as well as other prewar series of cinemags. Newsreel performances are also included. Attempting to compile the first complete catalog of the entertainers who appeared on film in Great Britain from the invention of cinema in the mid-1890s to the present, this innovative reference book covers more than 2,000 entertainers including: comedians, singers, musicians, impressionists, dancers and dance bands, contortionists, acrobats, pop groups and pop stars, and more. Listed here are the complete filmographies for bygone entertainers such as Max Miller, and Tommy Trinder; music-hall artists, including Marie Lloyd and Harry Champion; radio stars such as Richard Murdoch and Norman Long; crooners from Al Bowlly to Donald Peers; and a supporting cast of many more. Each entry gives the entertainer's speciality, a chronological listing of his/her films, and the titles of the songs sung, played, or danced to. Uniquely, the catalog lists appearances in shorts, especially series of shorts, such as "Ace Cinemagazine, Eve's Film RevieW," and "Pathe Pictorial," as well as other prewar series of cinemags. Newsreel performances are also included. Based on more than 30 years research by the man dubbed custodian of the nation's nostalgia ("The Sunday Times," London), this is a unique and comprehensive guide for all researchers concerned with the history of British film.
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