Captain Sensible & Marc Bolan
Bowie & Bolan
From the TV show ‘Marc’ presented by Marc Bolan. It ran for six weekly episodes in the Autumn of 1977, before its host died in a car crash on 16 September that year. A pop music show, it gave Bolan a chance to showcase punk bands including Generation X, The Jam and Eddie and the Hot Rods..
The last episode featured Bolan duetting with his friend David Bowie. Before the song had reached its end, Bolan tripped over a microphone cable and fell off the stage. Bowie is said to have called out “Could we have a wooden box for Marc [to stand on]?”.
The final show was recorded on 7 September 1977, but not broadcast until after Bolan’s funeral on (20 September 1977), which was also attended by David Bowie and Rod Stewart, among others.