September 16, 1977: Marc Bolan
dies at the age of 29.
Real Audio,189 K
early morning of September 16, 1977, as Marc Bolan and Gloria
Jones were returning home with Jones driving their mini into an
old oak tree seriously injuring herself and killing Bolan. This
effectively ended T. Rex, and Marc attained instant immortality.
Marc and Gloria had a son but they never married.
Steve Took, Died age 31, Percussionist
,who had been disaccotiated from Bolan for more than a decade,
choked to death in 1980 on a cherry after a dose of magic mushrooms
numbed all sensation in his throat. Soon after Took's musical
partner, Dave Bidwell, Took's girlfriend and Bidwell's wife also
Steve Curry Died, age 34, the group's
bass player during the glory years, died in 1981 when his car
veered off the road in Portugal.