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Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Took Marc Bolan shrine

Plaque: Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Took

Erection date: 2005

Inscription

Steve Peregrin Took, 28th July 1949 - 27th October 1980. Original founder in 1967 of Tyrannosaurus Rex with Bolan. Tookie remained a stalwart of the Ladbroke Grove Underground Community until he choked on a cocktail cherry & died aged 31.

Site: Marc Bolan shrine (10 memorials)

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This site has evolved over the years from flowers place around the tree to become the shrine that it is today.  The steps were probably introduced to give visitors somewhere safe to stand, off the busy road.  Opposite the tree a sturdy notice board has been erected on which fans can attach their drawings, personal messages, etc.  The bust, in 2013, has been wrapped in a black feather boa with some purple tinsel, and decorated with a few white swans at the front.  

The risers of the steps provide space for small brass plaques - memorials for people related to Bolan, such as members of T Rex.  Plaques for Took, Currie, June Bolan, Finn and TAG are all on the top riser.  Dines occupies the first plaque space on the next riser down.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Took

Information Subjects commemorated

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Tyrannosaurus Rex / T.Rex

Formed by Marc Bolan and Steve Took as Tyrannosaurus Rex, the name was shorte...

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57421

Steve Peregrin Took

Born Eltham as Stephen Ross Porter, His new name came from The Hobbit. Origin...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Took

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TAG (T-Rex Action Group)

TAG is the legal leaseholder of the site of the Marc Bolan Shrine.  They arra...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Took

Information Also at this site

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57021

Marc Bolan shrine - bust

Unveiled by Rolan Bolan, Marc's son, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of B...

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Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Currie

Steve Currie, 20th May 1947 - 28th April 1981. Original bassist with T-Rex. ...

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Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Dines

Peter (Dino) Dines, Dec. 17th 1944 - 28th Jan. 2004. Keyboards. A member of...

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Marc Bolan shrine - plaque - Finn

Mickey Finn, 3rd June 1947 - 11th January 2003. Mickey joined Marc in late 1...

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