Singer and guitarist in his band T.Rex. Born as Mark Feld at Hackney General Hospital on 30th September 1947 and grew up at 25 Stoke Newington Common. As a young teenager worked on the counter at the 2I’s coffee bar. Died in a car-crash on Barnes Common. After a night out his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, driving a purple mini home to 142 Upper Richmond Road West, crashed into a tree. Bolan died in the crash; Jones was injured but survived.
Londonist have photos and a map showing Bolan's life in London. View from the Mirror has a tribute with photos and videos.