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Artist Countdown: T.Rex Top 25 Hits – 6pm ET @RadioMax

acdownT. Rex were a British rock band, formed in 1967 by singer/songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground folk albums under the name. Tony Visconti (their producer for several albums) claimed in a documentary on the band that he had taken to using the abbreviated term “T. Rex” as a shorthand, something that initially irritated Bolan, who gradually came around to the idea and officially shortened the band’s name to “T. Rex” at roughly the same time they started having big hits (shortly after going electric).

In the early 1970s, the band reached huge success with a string of eight top-20 UK glam rock hits: “Jeepster”, “Get It On”, “Ride a White Swan“, “Solid Gold Easy Action“, “Children of the Revolution“, “Hot Love”, “Telegram Sam“, and “Metal Guru“. During this period the band also released three UK top-5 albums, including Electric Warrior, which hit the top of the album charts.

In 1977, Bolan was killed in a car accident, and the band broke up.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Get It On 
2 20th Century Boy
3 Hot Love 
4 Telegram Sam 
5 Ride a White Swan
6 Metal Guru
7 Jeepster 
8 Children of the Revolution
9 Solid Gold Easy Action
10 The Groover
11 One Inch Rock
12 Debora
13 Truck On (Tyke)
14 Teenage Dream
15 I Love to Boogie
16 New York City
17 Light of Love
18 Dreamy Lady
19 London Boys
20 Zip Gun Boogie
21 Laser Love
22 Celebrate Summer
23 King of the Rumbling Spires
24 By the Light of a Magical Moon
25 Dandy in the Underworld