THE magical glam rock-a-boogie of Marc Bolan and T.Rex reminds fans why the Seventies weren't totally naff this weekend.

Bolan was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.

His trademark top hats and feather boas made him instantly recognisable in the early Seventies when he pumped out a string of giant hits, including Love to Boogie, Telegram Sam, Jeepster and 20th Century Boy.

Breakthrough single Ride A White Swan eventually climbed to number two in the charts.

Follow-up Hot Love was number one for six weeks and was quickly followed by Get It On, which spent four weeks in the top spot.

Jeepster peaked at number two in the UK and was followed by more number ones – Telegram Sam and Metal Guru, which kept Elton John's Rocket Man off the top spot.

Bolan died in 1977 in a car smash just two weeks before his 30th birthday.

T.Rextasy transport one-time Children of the Revolution back to the Seventies.

They have been performing all over the world for more than 25 years and feature Bolan dead-ringer Danielz on lead vocals on guitar, Neil Cross on rhythm, bassist Rob Butterfield and drummer John Skelton.

Danielz said: “I absolutely love playing the songs of T.Rex.

"It’s the actual buzz one gets of going on stage and giving the audience a live experience.

"Fans are coming to have a good time and when I see people smiling and doing just that it makes it really worthwhile.”

This concert showcases all of the hits and more, with both electric and acoustic performances, to faithfully recreate the energy and performance of Marc Bolan and T.Rex.

T.Rextasy are at Clacton's West Cliff Theatre this Saturday***APR07*** at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 (£19 over-60s) from the box office on 01255 433344.