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Marc Bolan

Keith Altham, Gold, June 1994

PUTTING MARC BOLAN into any kind of historical perspective is still no easy matter, even though 17 years have passed since his death on Friday, September 16, 1977. He genuinely believed by the age of nine that he was destined to become a star and, by the age of 14, that — like his hero James Dean — he would die relatively young.

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