Marc Bolan was a British singer who rose to fame as the frontman for the psychedelic folk band T. Rex. He was known for mixing rock with other influences like funk, soul, gospel, disco, and R&B.
T. Rex was a British psychedelic rock band from the early 1970s. They took the world (but predominantly the UK) by storm and the popularity of some of their songs almost topped the popularity of some of The Beatles! T. Rex vastly influenced several genres over several decades, including glam rock and the punk movement.