Children of the Revolution – T Rex

Australian Charts:
Children of the Revolution peaked at no 11 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in March 1973.

“Children of the Revolution” by T Rex, written by Marc Bolan, broke their sequence of four official single releases all reaching No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart (“Hot Love”, “Get It On”, “Telegram Sam”, “Metal Guru”). It did not receive a regular album release.

If “Children of the Revolution” sounds like classic T. Rex, it should. The song was written and first recorded during the sessions for The Slider, and first appeared in the film ‘Born to Boogie’ featuring Elton John and Ringo Starr in a different version. The single mistakenly alludes to the film as the source, but the single version was re-recorded in a studio without the participation of Elton and Ringo.


This song is also on our Spotify playlist.

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