The son of T. Rex’s Marc Bolan, who died in 1977 at 29, was also on hand to pay tribute to his father with a touching speech.
“As I reflect on this incredible honor of my dad and his band being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I think about how I really didn’t have a chance to know him very well. He was taken away from all of us so early in his life,” Rolan Bolan said. “I discovered his music pretty much the same way you have — through my eyes and ears.”
The British band T. Rex was known primarily for its 1970s hit “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” and, to a lesser extent, “Jeepster.” They were inducted by Ringo Starr.