Marc Bolan and T. Rex Tribute

Entire Cast Rehearses at Gibson New York Showroom!

From left to right: Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith/Bass); Rob Youngberg (Honeycomb/Percussion); Ed Rogers (the Bedsit Poets); Joe Hurley (Rogue's March/the Gents); Snooky (Manic Panic); Clem Burke (Blondie/Drums); Jane Scarpantoni (Lou Reed/Cello); Dave Amels (Mary Weiss/Keys); Tish (Manic Panic); Claudia Chopek (Violin); Geoff Blythe (Dexy's-Black 47/Sax); James Mastro (Ian Hunter-Patti Smith/Gtr)

Joe Hurley and friends hung out at the Gibson Showroom to rehearse for their September 29 Tribute to Mark Bolan and T. Rex at Joe’s Pub in the Park, of which Gibson is the official musical instrument sponsor.

Marking the 60th anniversary of Marc Bolan's birth and the 30th of his passing, this one night only event showcased all the T. Rex favorites, including gems from the seminal Electric Warrior and The Slider and hit singles like “Ride A White Swan,” “Jeepster,” “Hot Love,” “Children of The Revolution,” “Telegram Sam,” “20th Century Boy,” and of course, “Get It On (Bang A Gong).” 

A stellar group of musicians including Clem Burke (Blondie/drums); James Mastro (Ian Hunter/guitar); Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith Group/bass), and Tish & Snooky (Manic Panic/backing vocals) backed a glittering array of special guest singers  featuring special guest singers Sylvain Sylvain (of the New York Dolls), Steve Conte (of the New York Dolls), Robert Gordon, Keenan Duffty (of Slinky Vagabond), Michael Cerveris, Richard Barone, Marc's son Rolan Bolan, and more. The night was hosted by NYC musicians, Joe's Pub regulars, and life-long T.Rex fans, Joe Hurley (Rogue's March/The Gents) and Edward Rogers.