Friday, 23 September 2016

Friday is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: The King of #StamfordHill #MarcBolan @Paytress

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day!

The Rock'n'Roll London Walk meets at Tottenham Court Road Station every Friday at 2pm.

Adam writes…

Two London music icons for the price of one this week via New York guitarist and Bowie collaborator Reeves Gabrels.

The King of Stamford Hill was written by Bowie and is believed to be about glam legend Marc Bolan. The incident recalled in the song is said to have been inspired by the young Mod Bolan's return to his old northeast London stamping ground only to find himself a forgotten man where he had once been the Ace Face.

As I blog this, we are a week out from the 69th anniversary of Bolan's birth.

The source for today's post is Mark Paytress's excellent Bolan biog Bolan: The Rise & Fall of A 20th Century Superstar.

Earlier Bolan-related posts on The Daily Constitutional:

The Rock'n'Roll London Walk is ONLY London Walk with its own dedicated comic book

Written by Rock'n'Roll London guide (and Daily Constitutional editor Adam) it's available in both print & digital formats at the London Bookstore online: and on The Rock'n'Roll London Walk on Fridays!

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