Favorite "Guy's Name" Songs #10 - "Telegram Sam"

@teamfreak16 (41409)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 31, 2016 11:50am CST
Recently, @FourWalls and myself did both a "Girl" and a "Boy" songs series. She is now doing "Women" songs, while I spun off in a different direction. I'm doing Favorite "Guy's Name" Songs, songs that contain a dude's name in the title. #10 is the legendary glam band T-Rex and their tune "Telegram Sam." Led by the late Marc Bolen, T-Rex formed in 1967 in London. They were a psychedelic glam rock band, famous for their hit "Get it On," notably covered by The Power Station. T-Rex made music up until Bolan's death (car accident) in 1977. As both Tyrannosaurus Rex and T-Rex, the group released 13 studio albums and 20 singles that charted in the UK. From their 1972 album The Slider, "Telegram Sam" is a good example of the band's glam sound. The song charted in 11 countries, reaching #1 in the UK, and performed modestly in the States, stalling at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bolan's nonsensical lyrics reference several names, with the title alluding to, according to Wikipedia, music executive Sam Adler. It's a fun tune, and I'm more than happy to include it in this series. The song was later covered by goth legends Bauhaus. Enjoy!
T.Rex live at the Wembley Empire Pool in 1972.
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@amadeo (73144)
• United States
31 Oct 16
this was before my time.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Nov 16
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@JohnRoberts (62991)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Oct 16
T. Rex. Now there's a blast to my pre-new wave/alternative/punk years. Bang a gong, get it on!
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Nov 16
I wish I could have used Bauhaus' version as well.
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@FourWalls (15214)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Classic rock stations are too busy still playing "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" to worry about other T Rex songs.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Nov 16
Sad, ain't it?
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@TRBRocks420 (82622)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Nov 16
What Alfredo said lol. I never heard this one.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Nov 16
No worries.
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@Ronrybs (7412)
• London, England
31 Oct 16
I remember this one from its first time around.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 Nov 16
It's a great song.
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
3 Nov 16
Music is rocking