35th year  -  N° 265                 Monday, 21 September 2020         Antwerpen		
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Friday 16th of September 1977

43 years ago He Rode a Black Swan

Singer-songwriter and musician Marc Bolan born as Mark Feld dies in a car crash at the age of 30 in Queen's Ride, Barnes, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

Bolan was a passenger in a purple Mini 1275GT (registration FOX 661L) driven by Gloria Jones as they headed home from Mortons drinking club and restaurant. Jones lost control of the car: it struck a steel reinforced chain link fence post and came to rest against a sycamore tree after failing to negotiate a small humpback bridge near Gipsy Lane. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt and Bolan was killed instantly.