Marc Bolan and T Rex – I Love To Boogie

Posted on February 06, 2011

This is a bit of a blast from the past and despite the very early and premature demise of Marc Bolan the lead singer of T Rex, the music they produced is still well known and, dare I say it, still popular in the 21st century. I Love to Boogie was one of my favourite tracks from the 70’s and was always played in all the football and rugby club discos that existed back in the 70’s. Actually where I lived, if it wasn’t for the football and rugby clubs, the only exposure I would have had to music would have been the top 40 run down on Radio 1 on a Sunday night and followed by ‘Sing Something Simple’, Top of the Pops on a Thursday night on the TV or via the better maintained duke boxes in the local pubs. Assuming they had one of course, some of them didn’t even have a bar, much less a duke box, true I promise you.

So contrary to popular belief the discos in the 70’s did have records that went beyond Saturday Night Fever and the Bee Gees. Just as well really because if they hadn’t, and that was all I had to listen to, I probably wouldn’t be around now, even if John Travolta did play the lead role in the film. He was loads better in Pulp Fiction

I Love to Boogie wasn’t the only offering from Marc Bolan and T Rex, there were plenty more where that came from, check out 20th Century Boy, which makes Marc’s demise even sadder. But if you are going to go, wrapping a yellow Mini around a tree was quick and it certainly grabbed the headlines. So here you are from Top of the Pops2, Marc Bolan, T Rex and I Love to Boogie.

20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection

the greatest hits album for T Rex which of course features I Love to Boogie

1. Debora – Tyrannosaurus Rex
2. One Inch Rock – Tyrannosaurus Rex
3. King Of The Rumbling Spires – Tyrannosaurus Rex
4. By The Light of A Magical Moon – Tyrannosaurus Rex
5. Elemental Child – Tyrannosaurus Rex
6. Ride A White Swan
7. Summertime Blues
8. Jewel
9. Beltane Walk
10. Hot Love
11. Get It On (Bang A Gong)
12. There Was A Time / Raw Ramp
13. Cosmic Dancer
14. Jeepster
15. Telegram Sam
16. Metal Guru
17. Mystic Lady
18. The Slider
19. Children Of The Revolution
20. Solid Gold Easy Action
21. 20th Century Boy
22. Born To Boogie
23. I Love To Boogie