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Old, New, Borrowed & Blues: 45 Years Of Glam Rock

This is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features old classic tunes, new or more recent songs, a few cover versions and a blues-ey track or two.

This is a chronological mix of glam rock-style songs, starting with Bang A Gong (Get It On) by T Rex in 1971 and ending in 2016 with Mercury Rise by Electric Eye which has a similar feel to that T. Rex classic.

Other artists include David Bowie, Wizzard, The Donnas, Primal Scream, Wonderboom, Muse & Kongos


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.