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Marc Bolan’s memorial

Posted on by royvickery |

Marc Bolan, lead singer with the ‘glam rock’ band T. Rex, died aged 29 on 16 September 1977, when a car driven by his girlfriend crashed into a sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) tree, beside Queens Ride, in Barnes, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.  After his death the tree was decorated with flowers and memorabilia associated with the singer.  The tree no longer stands, but the site remains a place where people leave flowers and other objects in Bolan’s memory.

Photograph taken 4 April 2018.

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