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The Makeup, The Music, The Boots, Bolan & Bowie

Glam, Part I
It is impossible to talk glam rock, without mentioning T.Rex first, due to the fact that it is widely accepted, that their performance on top of the pops march 1971, was the birth of the Glam rock scene. It seems not that “glam” when you look back at it, just a bit of glimmer beneath the eyes of Bolan.

But it took of very fast from there and soon the glam style was a lot more dominant in T.Rex performances.
Colorful clothes, heavy makeup and those awesome boots so popular in the early 70’s.

At this point David Bowie would combine his supreme songwriting, his ability to create a reliable stage persona, and taking the multi gender aspects of “Glam” to the extreme, launching the hugely successful “Ziggy Stardust Tour” 1972-1973 covering UK, US and Japan.

Bowie would become the most successful star of the glam era, as he would become the artist able to achieve major success both in UK and US, many other British glam stars would do well in Europe, but never make it in the US. Long after Glam had faded away Bowie have been able to reinvent his act, a living legend in music.

 

Revisited:

David Bowie (David Robert Jones)  passed away 10 January 2016.

Rest in peace.

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