1977: Did Marc Bolan predict his own death?
BP Fallon, who handled Bolan’s publicity when his career was at its glittering height, visited the crash site in Barnes personally. “I got a phone call in the morning from my friend Fachtna O’Kelly, who was the manager of the Boomtown Rats. He said: ‘Have you heard the radio today? Marc’s dead.’ It was unreal.
“Elvis had died not long before, and I was round Marc’s house when the news [of Presley’s demise] broke. Marc said: ‘Do you know what? I’m really glad I didn’t die today because I wouldn’t have made the main story.’ When Marc died I think it was the same day as Maria Callas – he got the main story, thank goodness.
“But when you think about some of Marc’s phraseology… ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex – eater of cars.’ ‘Hubcap diamond star halo.’ ‘Summer is heaven in seventy-seven.’ [The latter being a line from Bolan's final single, Celebrate Summer] It’s all writ. It’s all known.”