No place [Printed in Plymouth]: Lupus Music, 1969. [Psychedelic verse] FIRST EDITION. Slim octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.64. Publisher's photographic hardcovers in dust-jacket. A notoriously fragile production- this copy has a little dustiness to top edge but is essentially fine. Uncommon thus. Chameleon songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan went through various personas and images, but is best remembered as a pioneer of the Glam-rock era of the early-mid '70s. His music career began in the mid-sixties, as a troubadour folk singer under the guise 'Toby Tyler'. He then joined the cult proto-punk band 'John's Children' in early '67, who were a notorious live act but sold few records. He and their drummer Steve Peregrin Took created Tyrannosaurus Rex (1968-70), a psychedelic-folk rock acoustic duo, playing Bolan's deceptively melodic songs—complete with J. R. R. Tolkien-influenced lyrics. Bolan published his only collection of verse in 1969; this proved hugely popular and was one Britain's best-selling books of poetry in 1970. Bolan always maintained he was a poet who put lyrics to music; melodies were never as important as the words. Item #53292
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