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Encyclopedia > Mickey Finn (musician)

Mickey Finn or occasionally Micky Finn (born Michael Norman Finn on 3 June 1947 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England, died on 11 January 2003), was the percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in his band Tyrannosaurus Rex (on one album, A Beard of Stars), and later, the 70s Glam Rock group, T. Rex. Often confused with other musicians by the same name, Michael Norman Finn (apart from T. Rex) only ever played for a tour in the 60's with Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. After Bolan and T.Rex's demise, he played sessions for the Blow Monkeys and the Soup Dragons. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Thornton Heath is a municipality in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... A Beard of Stars album cover A Beard of Stars is an album by T. Rex, released in 1970. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock and roll music, which initially surfaced in the post-Hippie early 1970s. ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Poster for Pink Floyd at the CIA-UFO club, July 28, 1967, by Hapshash and the Coloured Coat Hapshash and the Coloured Coat were a British graphics team consisting of Michael English and Nigel Waymouth in the 1960s, producing psychedelic posters. ... The Blow Monkeys was a British pop-soul group of the 1980s. ... The Soup Dragons were a Scottish indie rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, named after a character in the 1970s childrens TV show The Clangers. ...


It was rumored that Bolan hired Mickey for his good looks, and because he liked his motorcycle, rather than for his musical ability; Finn was unable to recreate the complex rhythmical patterns of his predecessor, Steve Peregrin Took, and was effectively hired as much for a visual foil for Bolan as for his drumming. A scooter and a motorcycle Mika Kallios KTM125 racing motorcycle A motorcycle or motorbike is a single-track, two-wheeled motor-vehicle powered by an engine. ... Steve Peregin Took (left) Steve Peregrin Took (July 28, 1949 – October 27, 1980) was an English musician. ...


In the early 1970s, Finn's contribution as bongocerro, backing vocalist, and, occasionally, bassist, to Bolan's music was essential, because Tyrannosaurus Rex and T. Rex started off as a duo and Marc needed a replacement for Steve Peregrin Took. Something of a character both on and off stage, Finn was often to be seen wearing a hat (including a green bowler), a trademark that was adopted by a significant proportion of T. Rex fans. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Bongo can refer to: Um Bongo, a British fruit drink marketed at children. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


However, due to T. Rex's sound becoming more and more electric-influenced, and the presence of a 'proper' drummer, Bill Legend, Mickey's bongo playing became effectively obsolete, and he left the band in late 1975. The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... A drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... William Fifield, also known as Bill Legend (b. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Finn returned to the music scene in 1997, fronting a new, controversial version of T. Rex, Mickey Finn's T. Rex, playing old T. Rex singles. However, Finn died from liver problems, on 11 January 2003, aged 55. Mickey Finns T. Rex is a T. Rex tribute band formed in 1997 by former T. Rex member Mickey Finn. ... The liver is an organ in some animals, including vertebrates (and therefore humans). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • T-Rex - band web site
T. Rex
Marc BolanMickey FinnSteve CurrieBill Legend
Steve Peregrin Took • Miller Anderson • Herbie Flowers • Jack GreenGloria Jones • Davy Lutton • Tony NewmanDino Dines
Discography
As Tyrannosaurus Rex: My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows | Prophets, Seers & Sages – The Angels of the Ages | Unicorn | A Beard of Stars
As T. Rex: T. Rex | Electric Warrior | Bolan Boogie | The Slider | Tanx | Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow | Light of Love | Bolan's Zip Gun | Futuristic Dragon | Dandy in the Underworld
Related articles
John's ChildrenBorn to BoogieBlackhill EnterprisesBolan's Rock ShrineMarc (TV series)Mickey Finn's T. Rex
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Mickey Finn (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Mickey Finn or occasionally Micky Finn (born Michael Norman Finn on 3 June 1947 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England, died on 11 January 2003), was the percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in his band Tyrannosaurus Rex (on one album, A Beard of Stars), and later, the 70s Glam Rock group, T.
It was rumored that Bolan hired Mickey for his good looks, and because he liked his motorcycle, rather than for his musical ability; Finn was unable to recreate the complex rhythmical patterns of his predecessor, Steve Peregrin Took, and was effectively hired as much for a visual foil for Bolan as for his drumming.
Something of a character both on and off stage, Finn was often to be seen wearing a hat (including a green bowler), a trademark that was adopted by a significant proportion of T. Rex fans.
Mickey Finn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (112 words)
Mickey Finn (musician), a British drummer and former member of T. Rex
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