Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Marc Bolan Death Tree / Bolan’s Rock Shrine

photo (c) N. SuicideAs all rock fans know, Marc Bolan died on 16 September 1977, two weeks before his 30th birthday. He was a passenger in a purple Mini 1275GT (registration FOX 661L) driven by his wife Gloria as they headed home from Mortons drinking club and restaurant in Berkeley Square. Jones lost control of the car and it struck a sycamore tree after failing to negotiate a small humpack bridge near Gipsy Lane on Queens Ride, Barnes, southwest London. Fans quickly turned the site of the crash into a shrine and in 2007 the site was officially recognised as Bolan’s Rock Shrine. Good friend of Cowboy Col, Naruzy Suicide, took some photos of the site whilst he was in London in 2000 and sent a few of them our way. I found this the other day and thought I’d share. The electric warrior lives on……

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