Marc Bolan

Gibson Guitartown London Exhibit in London

Birth Name: Mark Feld

Date of Birth: 30 September, 1947

Place of Birth: Hackney, London, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 16 September, 1977

Place of Death: Barnes, London, England

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, English

Marc Bolan was a British singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet. He was the lead singer of the rock band T. Rex.

Marc was the son of Phyllis Winifred (Atkins) and Simeon “Sid” Feld, a lorry driver. His father was of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. His mother was of English ancestry. It is possible that Marc’s mother converted to Judaism. A picture of Marc’s parents can be seen here.

Marc was married to June Child, until his death.

Marc’s paternal grandfather was Harry/Henry William Feld (the son of Jacob Feld and Julia Rebecca Harris). Harry was born in Whitechapel, Greater London. Jacob was born in Poland. Rebecca’s family was also from Poland.

Marc’s paternal grandmother was Betsy Ruffell (the daughter of Arthur Ruffell and Rebecca Solomons). Betsy was born in London. Arthur was the son of John Ruffell and Mary Ann Houghton/Worth/Todd. Rebecca was the daughter of Isaac Solomons and Catherine Keys.

Marc’s maternal grandfather was Henry Leonard Atkins (the son of William Atkins and Katie Ellen Shipperley). Katie was the daughter of Rubin Shipperley and Jane Green.

Marc’s maternal grandmother was Elsie Mary Pither (the daughter of George Pither and Alice Mary/Eunice Elizabeth Sharman). Eunice was the daughter of John Sharman and Fanny Cleaver.


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