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T. Rex: Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincs.

James Johnson, New Musical Express, 22 January 1972


At the Boston Gliderdrome on Saturday, T. Rex turned the musical dock back to the early sixties. In scenes of hysteria and confusion unparalleled since the days of Beatlemania, thirty-three people fainted and one girl was taken to hospital after falling off the balcony in her excitement. Extra police were drafted in to cope with the crowd of more than five thousand including some from as far as Cardiff and London. Here NME's James Johnson sets the scene.

Total word count of piece: 526


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