Marc (TV series)

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Marc
Genre Pop music show
Directed by Nicholas Ferguson
Presented by Marc Bolan
Theme music composer Marc Bolan
Opening theme "Sing Me a Song"
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) Muriel Young
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Monaural sound
Original run 24 August 1977 – 28 September 1977

Marc is a British television series presented by T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan. It was produced in Manchester by Granada Television for the ITV network.

Produced by Muriel Young and directed by Nicholas Ferguson, it ran for six weekly episodes in the Autumn of 1977, before its host died in a car crash on 16 September that year. A pop music show, it gave Bolan a chance to showcase punk bands such as Generation X, The Jam and Eddie and the Hot Rods. T. Rex performed at least three songs each week, a mixture of new versions of their old hits, and fresh tracks, while the guests were slotted in between. Not all were as notable as those listed above, though they also included Roger Taylor, drummer with the rock band Queen, in a rare solo TV appearance. They were also joined by a dance troupe called Heart Throb.

The last episode featured Bolan duetting with his friend David Bowie. Before the song had reached its end, Bolan tripped over a microphone cable and fell off the stage. Bowie is said to have called out "Could we have a wooden box for Marc [to stand on]?".

The final show was recorded on 7 September 1977, but not broadcast until after Bolan's funeral on 20 September 1977, which was also attended by David Bowie and Rod Stewart, among others.

An edited highlights compilation featuring T. Rex performances only was released in the UK on DVD in 2005, while 2007 saw an uncut DVD release in Japan only.

Show Details[edit]

Show 1 24 August 1977

  1. "Sing Me A Song" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  2. "All Around The World" - The Jam
  3. "I Love To Boogie" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  4. "Cool Wind From The North" - Stephanie
  5. "No Russians In Russia" - Radio Stars
  6. "Heart Throb's Dance" (You Made Me Believe In Magic/ DCR)
  7. "Celebrate Summer" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  8. "You Got What It Takes" - Showaddywaddy
  9. "Jeepster" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex

Show 2 31 August 1977

  1. Show credits
  2. "Celebrate Summer" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  3. "Hearts Throb dance" (Roots Rock/ Desmond Dekker)
  4. "If I Can Just Through Tonight" - Alphalpha
  5. "You Made Me Believe In Magic" - Bay City Rollers
  6. "New York City" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  7. "Ride A White Swan" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  8. "Just A Little Tenderness" - Mud
  9. "People In Love" - 10cc
  10. "Endless Sleep" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex

Show 3 7 September 1977

  1. "Sing Me A Song" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  2. "Groove A Little" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  3. "Looking After Number One" - The Boomtown Rats
  4. "You're My Baby" - Jamie Wild
  5. "Let's Dance" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  6. "Hearts Throbs Dance (Celebrate Summer)" / Marc Bolan with T. Rex)
  7. "Get Your Love Right" - Alan David
  8. "Quark Strangeness and Charm" - Hawkwind
  9. "Hot Love" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex

Show 4 14 September 1977

  1. Show credits
  2. "New York City" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  3. "Idolizer" - Denis Conly
  4. "Tulane" - Steve Gibbons Band
  5. "I Love To Boogie" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  6. "Endless Sleep" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  7. "Confessing" - Robin Askwith
  8. "I Wanna Testify" - Roger Taylor (Queen)
  9. "Dandy In The Underworld" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex

Show 5 21 September 1977

  1. "Sing Me A Song" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  2. "Sunshine Of Your Love" - Rosetta Stone
  3. "Heart Throbs Dance" (Get On)
  4. "Bring Back The Love" - Blue
  5. "Celebrate Summer" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  6. "No Russians In Russia" - Radio Stars
  7. "Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In It's Spotlight)" - Thin Lizzy
  8. "Get It On" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex

Show 6 28 September 1977

  1. Show credits
  2. "Deborah" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  3. "Your Generation" - Generation X
  4. "I'm A Fighter" - Lip Service
  5. "Heart Throb's Dance" - Ain't it Strange)
  6. "Groove A Little" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  7. "Ride A White Swan" - Marc Bolan with T. Rex
  8. "Heart Throb's Dance (I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet)" / Gonzalez (band)
  9. "Do Anything you Want To Do" - Eddie and the Hot Rods
  10. "Heroes" - David Bowie
  11. Instrumental Jam with David Bowie and Marc Bolan & T. Rex

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