Dandy in the Underworld
Marc Bolan & T Rex
Although this gig is not considered to be part of the Dandy In The Underworld tour, which took in France and the UK, it is the last ever T Rex concert and consequently of huge historic importance.
The concert took place at Gröna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden on the 24th May 1977. Regardless of what happened later in the year this would have been the last concert with the Dandy era band of Bolan, Dino Dines, Herbie Flowers, Miller Anderson and Tony Newman. Miller Anderson would left the group the following month with Herbie Flowers scheduled to leave the band later in the year.
Gröna Lund is a fun fair park in Stockholm similar to the likes of Alton Towers in the UK. Although it appears an unlikely choice of venue for a T Rex concert numerous other big name artists such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Iggy Pop have played there at various times and The Clash, Thin Lizzy and Bob Marley all played there during 1977.
'KK met Marc Bolan - and the outcome was a portrait of an idol'
The poster for T Rex's appearance at Gröna Lund
Article from Swedish magazine with translation below
Marc Bolan was one of the biggest acts in the 70´s. He was one of the stars that started the make-up pop at the beginning of the decade. Also he was the funniest and the best in pop at that time.
He has a well expounded feeling for his own importance and his band. T. Rex left him one by one. Bolan had brave and persistent attempts to get back but it was in vain. He moved to Germany got married and got kids,but the musical career was over.
Now Marc Bolan has played in Stockholm at Gröna Lund for one night. He’s now got a band that will stay together for a while, it sounded really good, says our reporter.
The band members are Herbie Flowers, bass; Peter "Dino" Dines, piano; Tony Newman, drums and the Scottish guitarist Miller Anderson.
Marc Bolan is back - again!
Translation by Madeleine from Till Dawn
T Rex live at Gröna Lund
The following four photos of T Rex live at Gröna Lund surfaced in 2009 and appear to have been taken by a professional photographer.