The legendary British singer, pianist, and composer, Elton John has commemorated one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s, Marc Bolan, as he said about him that he was from another planet.

The iconic musician Elton John has been recalling decades back through amazing throwback posts lately. As you may remember, John has shared a picture of him in a Donald Duck suit, taken during a major concert in Central Park 40 years ago.

Soon after remembering the shocking performance of himself, Elton John has taken Instagram to praise a late British legend, Marc Bolan, whom he called his mentor while he is becoming Elton John.

Sir Elton has expressed his admiration on Bolan and said that he had come from another planet, just passing through Earth on his way somewhere else. Referring to the time when he played with Bolan’s band, T. Rex, their phenomenal song, ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On),’ on Top Of The Pops in 1971, John said that it was a great privilege.

Elton John also reminded his fans of the recent collaboration of him with U2 on the same song for the new cover album, ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex.’ John said revisiting the song almost 50 years later brought back so many memories.

Marc Bolan was the lead singer of the band T. Rex and one of the leading figures in the rock genre in the 70s. Bolan’s appearance on the BBC’s music show ‘Top of the Pops’ in March 1971, wearing glitter and satins, is often cited as the beginning of the glam rock movement.

Bolan died at the age of 29 in a car crash two weeks before his 30th birthday. In 1977, a memorial stone and bust of Bolan, Marc Bolan’s Rock Shrine, was unveiled at the site where he died in Barnes, London. Marc Bolan will be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 7 November 2020.

Here is what Elton John said about Marc Bolan in his latest Instagram post:

Marc Bolan seemed like he had come from another planet, just passing through Earth on his way somewhere else. At a time when I was still becoming Elton John, he was a great mentor and it was a privilege to play ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On)’ with T. Rex on Top Of The Pops in 1971.

To revisit that song almost 50 years later with U2 brought back so many memories. Marc was a good friend and the perfect pop star.”

You can see the post below and check out the cover album Elton John and U2 collaborated here.