1977: Did Marc Bolan predict his own death?
Marc Bolan’s life ended abruptly in the early hours of Friday, September 16, 1977.
Words: Geoff Barton
The night before he had been at Morton’s restaurant in London’s Berkeley Square, celebrating his girlfriend Gloria Jones’s return to the UK from California, where she had been recording an album. He had been drinking heavily for most of the day.
Bolan and Jones left Morton’s at about four o’clock in the morning in a purple Mini 1275. Jones was driving. The pair headed to their house in Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen.
A little before five the car left the road at Queens Ride, Barnes Common, and crashed into a tree. They were barely a mile from home. Bolan was killed and Jones severely injured.
Reportedly, Bolan likely slammed head-first into the windshield and then was knocked clear into the back of the car by the crash. He suffered multiple injuries and died instantly.