Belfast Telegraph

Monday 26 January 2015

Bolan's son sues over music rights

Marc Bolan died in a car accident in 1977
Marc Bolan died in a car accident in 1977

Singer Marc Bolan's son is suing a music publisher for more than two million dollars (£1.3 million), claiming the company did not renew its contract to use the British glam rocker's hits, including Bang A Gong (Get It On) and Jeepster.

Roland Seymour Feld has filed the suit against Westminster Music in Los Angeles court, alleging copyright violations.

Mr Feld says the copyrights to his father's songs expired at the end of 1999, making him the sole owner and administrator of the songs, as the rocker's sole heir.

Bolan, whose real name was Mark Feld, was best known as frontman of glam rock group T Rex. He died in a car accident in 1977.

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