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On January 11, 2003.

On January 11, 2003, Michael Norman Finn aka Mickey Finn died aged 55. He was musician (vocals, bongos, congas, drums, bass), performed with Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, The Blow Monkeys and The Soup Dragon, best known as the percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

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On July 21, 1972.

The_Slider

On July 21, 1972, “EMI” label released “The Slider”, the seventh T. Rex studio album. It was recorded March–April 1972, at “Rosenberg Studios” in Copenhagen; “Château d’Hérouville” in Paris, and “Elektra Sound Recorders Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tony Visconti. The album cover photographs were by Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Currie– bass guitar
  • Mickey Finn– percussion, vocals
  • Bill Legend– drums
  • Howard Kaylan– background vocals
  • Mark Volman– background vocals
  • Tony Visconti– string arrangements
  • Dominique Blanc Francard – engineering
  • Freddy Hansson – engineering
  • David Katz– orchestra contractor
  • Andy Scott – engineering assistance
  • Mark Paytress – liner notes
  • Chris Welch– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Metal Guru
  2. Mystic Lady
  3. Rock On
  4. The Slider
  5. Baby Boomerang
  6. Spaceball Ricichet
  7. Buick machine
  8. Telegram Sam
  9. Rabbit Finger
  10. Baby Strange
  11. Ballrooms of Mars
  12. Chariot Choogle
  13. Main Man

On March 13, 1970.

Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard Of Stars

On March 13, 1970, “Regal Zonophone” label released “A Beard of Stars”, the fourth Tyrannosaurus Rex studio album. It was recorded April – November 1969, at “Trident Studios” in London and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan- acoustic and electric guitars, lead vocals, organ, bass
  • Mickey Finn- Moroccan clay drums, backing vocals, tabla, finger cymbals, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Prelude
  2. A Day Laye
  3. Woodland Bop
  4. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart
  5. Pavilions of Sun
  6. Organ Blues
  7. By the Light of a Magical Moon
  8. Wind Cheetah
  9. A Beard of Stars
  10. Great Horse
  11. Dragon’s Ear
  12. Lotty Skies
  13. Dove
  14. Elemental Child

 

 

 

On February 16, 1975.

Bolan's_Zip_Gun

On February 16, 1975, “EMI” label released “Bolan’s Zip Gun”, the tenth T. Rex studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “MRI Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Marc Bolan.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar, Dartmouth music synthesizer
  • Mickey Finn– percussion
  • Dino Dines– keyboards
  • Gloria Jones– backing vocals, clavinet
  • Steve Currie– bass guitar
  • Harry Nilsson– backing vocals
  • Davy Lutton – drums
  • Paul Fenton– drums
  • Bill Legend– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan, except where noted.

  1. Light of Love
  2. Solid Baby
  3. Precious Star
  4. Token of My Love
  5. Space Boss
  6. Think Zinc
  7. Till Dawn
  8. Girl in the Thunderbolt Suit
  9. I Really Love You Babe
  10. Golden Belt
  11. Zip Gun Boogie

 

 

On February 1, 1974.

T._Rex_-_Zinc_Alloy_and_the_Hidden_Riders_of_Tomorrow

On February 1, 1974, “EMI” label released “Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow”, the ninth Marc Bolan & T. Rex studio album.  It was recorded in 1973, at the “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– lead and rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Mickey Finn– percussion
  • Steve Currie– bass
  • Gloria Jones– keyboards, vocals
  • Dino Dines– keyboards
  • Paul Fenton- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Venus Loon
  2. Sound Pit
  3. Explosive Mouth
  4. Galaxy
  5. Change
  6. Nameless Wildness
  7. Teenage Dream
  8. Liquid Gang
  9. Carsmile Smith & the Old One
  10. You’ve Got to Jive to Stay Alive – Spanish Midnight
  11. Interstellar Soul
  12. Painless Persuasion v. the Meathawk Immaculate
  13. The Avengers (Superbad)
  14. The Leopards Featuring Gardenia and the Mighty Slug

On January 28, 1973.

Tanx

On January 28, 1973, “EMI” label released “Тanx”, the eighth T.Rex studio album.  It was recorded February – December 1972, at the “Abbey Road Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, “Strawberry Studios” in Paris, “EMI Toshiba Studios” in Tokyo, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar
  • Mickey Finn– conga, hand percussion, vocals
  • Steve Currie– bass
  • Bill Legend– drums
  • Tony Visconti– mellotron, string arrangements, backing vocals, recorder
  • Howard Casey– saxophone
  • Elton John- Piano (uncredited)

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Tenement Lady
  2. Rapids
  3. Mister Mister
  4. Broken Hearted Blues
  5. Shock Rock
  6. Country Honey
  7. Electric Slim and the Factory Hen
  8. Mad Donna
  9. Born to Boogie
  10. Life is Strange
  11. The Street and Babe Shadow
  12. Highway Knees
  13. Left Hand Luke and the Beggar Boys

 

On December 18, 1970.

T. Rex - Same

On December 18, 1970, “Fly” label released  the self-titled, fifth T.Rex studio album.  It was recorded July – August 1970, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Toni Visconti. This was the first album released under this name since the band changed their name from Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar, bass, organ
  • Mickey Finn– bass, drums, Pixiphone, vocals
  • Tony Visconti– piano, string arrangements
  • Howard Kaylan– background vocals
  • Mark Volman– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. The Children of Rarn
  2. Jewel
  3. The Visit
  4. Childe
  5. The Time of Love is Now
  6. Diamond Meadows
  7. Root of Star
  8. Beltane Walk
  9. Is it Love
  10. One Inch Rock
  11. Summer Deep
  12. Seagull Woman
  13. Suneye
  14. The Wizard
  15. The Children of Rarn (reprise)