Singer Marc Almond to join host of artists to celebrate Marc Bolan’s 35th Anniversary
Marc Almond will join a stellar line-up of artists for a special concert to mark the 35th anniversary of Marc Bolan’s death, it was announced today.
Organised by the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund, it will also feature former T. Rex producer Tony Visconti and Howie Casey, the band’s saxophonist. The concert will take place on the 15th September at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.
The line-up spans the most pivotal decades in British musical history across glam rock, new romantic and punk and includes, Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols, Rick Wakeman, Alvin Stardust, Boy George, Danielz and T.Rextasy, Cockney Rebel’s Steve Harley, Andy Ellison and Linda Lewis. The audience will be treated to some fantastic performances and special duets, which Marc Almond will be a part of.
As a successful and acclaimed artist, Marc Almond has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians.
It’s a privilege to be asked to be a part of something so special. Marc Bolan was an amazing artist and person. It will be a fantastic night to commemorate Marc and T.Rex.
The Members Benevolent Fund has been helping songwriters and composers in crisis due to illness, disability, older age-related and financial difficulties for 78 years. Since 1977 when Marc Bolan tragically died, a share of his song royalties has been paid to the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund, enabling his music legacy to assist and inspire thousands of other songwriters.
The Fund has also been caring for families since 1934 and is committed to providing help to those in need. The changing nature of the music industry and increasing pressures on living standards and health mean the Fund’s role will prove particularly vital for many artists over the coming years. The Marc Bolan 35th anniversary concert is the perfect platform to celebrate the Fund’s efforts and raise funds for future of this important organisation and the hard work it does.
The charity event is supported by PRS for Music which has over 90,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members, collecting and paying royalties to them whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced.
Tickets are available from: o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk/
For further information, please contact Nazia Williamson on 0207 096 5849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
In 2009, The PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund celebrated 75 years of helping songwriters and composers with a sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The impressive line-up included Kiki Dee, Rick Wakeman, Chris Difford, Melanie C, Mick Hucknall, Bill Wyman and the specially reformed Faces. The unforgettable concert finished with the first performance by the Faces in 37 years and the band was presented with a PRS for Music Iconic Band award.
About The PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund:
The PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund is a charity which helps songwriters and composers when they have financial problems and are unable to work because of illness, accidents or disability and assists those who may find things more difficult as they get older. The charity has been helping songwriters and composers in times of crisis since 1934.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 155,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music, with £699m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.
PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.