Ride A White SwanTransmission Date:13th febuary 1971
"Ride a White Swan" is a song by the British underground (and later glam rock) act T. Rex which became their first hit single in 1970. Like all of the band's songs, it was written by the group's singer, guitarist and founder Marc Bolan.
When Bolan died in a car crash in 1977, a mourner paid tribute to Bolan by laying a large swan made of flowers among the floral tributes on display at Golders Green Crematorium in North London, where his funeral was held.
The song is one of many T. Rex tracks which feature in the film Billy Elliot.
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