The great Marc Bolan was born on this day in 1947. The English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet was best known as the lead singer of T. Rex. The Godfather of Glam, Bolan pioneered the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He died at the age of 29 in a car accident, two weeks before his 30th birthday. In his honor, check out a few classic performances.