How tall was Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan's Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

English singer-songwriter, best remembered for being lead of the band T-Rex.

Marc Bolan In Concert 1973

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Average Guess (23 Votes)
5ft 5.59in (166.6cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Mar/23
Marc Bolan changed the spelling of his name from Mark to Marc, for originalityโ€™s sake.

It certainly caught on, judging by the number of Marcs of the Marc Heights Page! Theyโ€™re all younger than him too.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Mar/23
On Stephen Fryโ€™s programme on dinosaurs tonight, a fictitious fight between the meat-eating T-rex and the triceratops, a dinosaur which weighed in at 66 tons, took place. The triceratops beat the T-rex in the fight. Imagine how the ground must have shaken? BTW, the catastrophic asteroid that destroyed the powerful beasts weighed approximately a billion tons! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

The late, lovely and talented Marc gets 5ft5.5.

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/22
Ah! Iโ€™ve been lucky enough to catch the end of a programme on Marc Bolan on Sky Arts. I saw his son, Rolan, being interviewed and the Feld family drinking a toast to Marc, whose name was originally Mark Feld. Devoted fans were speaking about their idol too.

I canโ€™t wait for Sky Arts to show this hour-long special again so that I can record it.

5ft5.5. ๐Ÿ•ฏ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Oct/21
I was reading about Marc on my phone the other night and his group T Rex and the article said that he was small but with a powerful voice. The drummer/backing singer was called Micky Finn, and his name coined the Cockney rhyming slang word for gin! Marc himself was a Cockney, born in Stoke Newington, if I remember rightly.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Sep/21
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ Happy Birthday Marc! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Have a happy day in Heaven, Marc! Love you always! XXXXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Sep/21
It's the time of the year when I tend to listen to Marc Bolan. He was killed on the 16th, 14 days short of his 30th Birthday.

So I have a fortnight.

Marc was so influential in the Glam Rock business; he was regarded as the man who invented it. When I read that, he was described as rather small, but he had a man's voice, which we all loved.

5ft5. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Aug/21
I can hear 'Ride A White Swan' playing on the Classic 'EastEnders' jukebox, by Marc Bolan's glam rock supergroup, T-Rex.

I'd decided that I liked the jukebox in the Queen Vic pub within the very first few viewings of the soap - way back in 1985.

Marc gets 5ft5.5. ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽถ NOT a swan, but what the heck? She's white, AND a bird! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jan/21
Being on the short side did absolutely nothing to take away from his stage presence. Some of the most powerful singers are short, and include Roger Daltrey and the late Steve Marriott of the Small Faces. They were all idolised as well, and that includes by me.

I didn't think Marc was quite as short as 5ft5, but when I was 10-12, I'd have found that quite tall!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Sep/20
Oh yes, Marc's Birthday guess is 5ft6. ๐ŸŽ‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Sep/20
Marc Bolan was born 73 years ago today. ๐Ÿ˜ข I hope he has a nice musical celebration in Heaven, even though the time zones are completely different up there.


RIP Dear Marc XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Sep/20
43 years ago today, Marc Bolan was killed in a car wreckage. I remember the day well, and I found it more upsetting than Elvis Presley's untimely demise, who'd died exactly a month before, and that was bad enough.

Marc passed on three days before I started college, and it somehow blighted the whole experience. He was one of my first rock heroes and Glam Rock personified. I'd loved him since I was 10.

5ft5.75, so over a foot taller than I was at 10! ๐Ÿค—

RIP Lovely Marc XXX ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/May/20
โญ When I said "He had two sisters", I was referring to my boyfriend.

Marc has an older brother called Harry Feld and a son, Rolan Bolan, by singer Gloria Jones.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/May/20
I can't think of a more pleasing way of travelling up to the Norfolk Coast yesterday that playing a triple T-Rex album and singing along.

I asked my boyfriend, who was driving us there, whether he reckons that I used to fancy him. His reply, "Course ya did! All young girls fancied him!" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

He had two sisters, one younger and one older. I must say, his reply was spot-on!

5ft5.5 ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Feb/20
I kicked off my morning listening to Marc Bolan and T-Rex, and I couldn't think of a nicer way to start the day!

Of course, when I was 9 and 10 years old and first got into the group, I'd have thought that Marc was rather tall!

5ft5.5 ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Nov/19
Really this short?!
Rojina said on 20/Nov/19
He d always been listed as 5"4......
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/19
Oh yes, Little sue! I've just been reminiscing to T-Rex and I think I need to replenish my supply!
little sue said on 18/Nov/19
my first love, always knew he was short, he used to wear those Mary Jane shoes with a 2 inch heel
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/19
@ Kim - What a lovely tribute you write about Marc! I wholeheartedly agree with what you say. He was one of my first ever crushes. I was around 10 years old, and so small that he'll have seemed tall to me, regardless!

5ft5.25. I have upped him a little to fit in with the average vote.

KIM STAINES said on 17/Nov/19
I have been a Marc Bolan fan from so far back, as I remember. The one thing, about Marc, that i never heard or read about, was his height. I remember my dear mum telling me that Marc was 5 foot 6 inches in height. Marc was perfect. Too good for this world. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Nik Ashton said on 16/Nov/19
This very talented gentleman so deserves a page on celebheights, his page is a wonderful tribute to him. He was so cool and so was his height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Nov/19
Do my eyes deceive me? Marc BOLAN!

He had just started his own TV series when I heard he'd been killed in a car crash on the 16th September 1977, 3 days before I started college, 2 weeks short of his 30th Birthday. He was a beautiful man and started the group Tyrannosaurus Rex, which later became T-Rex. Their hit song 'I Love to Boogie' was in the charts at the time - I think!

T-Rex also had hits called 'Jeepster', 'Hot Love', 'Ride A White Swan', '20th Century Boy', 'Children of the Revolution', 'Debora' and many more. They were the first band whose hits I made sure I got hold of - each and every one of them! Those days (early 70s), I was a bit too little to go out, so my Dad would buy them for me on big discs containing all the latest chart hits. Marc Bolan, born Mark Feld, was Glam Rock personified. The percussionist with the group was Mickey Finn, who died in 2003. They were often pictured together, Mickey being that much taller.

Marc has a son called Rolan Bolan, who survived the car crash with his American Mum and Marc's girlfriend, Gloria Jones. Marc's friends included David Bowie.

I give this late genius, (as described by producer Tony Visconti) 5ft5.


RIP Marc XXX ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
Editor Rob
In the 80's he was described 5ft 5 range, but I never saw if he gave a claim himself.

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