Happy Birthday, Marc Bolan! (T. Rex)
Though he mentioned cars fairly often in his songs ("I got a Rolls Royce, 'cos it's good for my voice") Marc Feld (Bolan) never learned to drive, fearing premature death, which, ironically, was how he died. He died just two weeks shy of his 30th birthday, in a car crash in which his girlfriend was the driver. There's no shortage of great T. Rex covers, I could do a month of Shadows featuring quality T. Rex covers. Last year I did Violent Femmes' cover of "Children of the Revolution", this year I chose Bauhaus's cover of "Telegram Sam".
And the Bauhaus version:
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