- Generation X appear on Marc
Generation X were booked on the Marc Bolan
show, and I went in to Marc, cos I knew him, and he said, 'I'm
coming back, you wait and see.' Anyway the boys were late and
I said to Marc, 'Look I don't want to hold up rehearsals, do the
show without the boys, they don't deserve to be on the show.'
And he said, 'Don't be silly, they'll be alright, don't worry
Rehearsals came and went, then twenty minutes before transmission
they're there. And I went apeshit, and I said, 'Never do this
to me again. This is an important show for Marc - Marc's a mate
of mine, he's got David Bowie on the show, and you're really really
screwing it up. I'm really embarrassed.'
The show was recorded late, it was like fifteen minutes late,
so the whole show was put back. And the height of the show was
going to be a duet with Bolan and Bowie. And the bloody lights
went out - they were very unionised at Granada and they said,
'Right, that's it, time' and they pulled the bloody plug, everything
went out. The band kept playing, but they played out in the dark.
The climax of the show was there for a minute and then gone for
the next two minutes. And that was because Generation X turned
up late. And I just think that's despicable. Despicable. I'd have
pulled them from the show.
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