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October 1st, 1969: Tyrannosaurus Rex released a new single "Pewter Suitor" this week - Listen

The new single was left off the band's album Unicorn, from earlier this year.

Tyrannosaurus Rex released a new single 'Pewter Suitor' this week - Listen

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British band Tyrannosaurus Rex has released a new single, "Pewter Suitor" with "Warlord of the Royal Crocodiles" on the B-Side. The new single was recorded at the same time as their album Unicorn, released in May this year, but didn't appear on the record.

The current lineup of the band includes only Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took.

Lead singer of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Marc Bolan reportedly changed his name from Mark Feld at age 18. The new surname came as a result of mixing the words Bob and Dylan to form Bolan.

Tyrannosaurus Rex released a new single 'Pewter Suitor' this week - Listen
Bob Dylan and Marc Bolan

Listen to "Pewter Suitor" below via Spotify or Apple Music.

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Watch Roy Orbison perform 'Oh, Pretty Woman' with Johnny Cash last week

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October 4th, 1969: Watch Roy Orbison perform "Oh, Pretty Woman" with Johnny Cash last week

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'I was just about all through as a man' Johnny Cash talks to Richard Green of NME

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October 1st, 1969: "I was just about all through as a man" Johnny Cash talks to Richard Green of NME

Cash gave a brief interview recently while visiting London

 
The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

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September 26th, 1969: The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

In the same week as John Lennon quit the band, The Beatles have released a new album

 
Listen to alternate takes of Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' and 'I Pity The Poor Immigrant'

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September 26th, 1969: Listen to alternate takes of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" and "I Pity The Poor Immigrant"

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Billy Preston releases new album produced by George Harrison: Listen

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September 26th, 1969: Billy Preston releases new album produced by George Harrison: Listen

His new album features contributions from George Harrison, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Doris Troy

 
The Doors headlined the Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival last Saturday night

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September 24th, 1969: The Doors headlined the Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival last Saturday night

With John Lennon watching from the front row, The Doors included part of "Eleanor Rigby" in their solo - Listen

 
The Band release follow-up album to Music From Big Pink - Listen

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September 23rd, 1969: The Band release follow-up album to Music From Big Pink - Listen

The new self-titled album was recorded in Los Angeles and New York this year. Read a review by Mike Jahn and find the group's upcoming tour dates.

 
Watch Creedence Clearwater Revival perform on American Bandstand last Friday

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September 23rd, 1969: Watch Creedence Clearwater Revival perform on American Bandstand last Friday

CCR interviewed with Dick Clark and performed "Green River"

 
'The group's over, I'm leaving.' John Lennon quits The Beatles

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September 23rd, 1969: "The group's over, I'm leaving." John Lennon quits The Beatles

John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were signing their new recording contract when Lennon dropped the news

 
Watch Ramblin' Jack Elliott perform on 'The Johnny Cash Show' last night

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September 19th, 1969: Watch Ramblin' Jack Elliott perform on "The Johnny Cash Show" last night

Ramblin' Jack and Cash performed a duet of "Take Me Home"

 
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September 19th, 1969: "The Beatles' Wealth is a Myth", John Lennon speaks to Richard Williams of Melody Maker

Lennon speaks about being unhappy with The Beatles' royalty cheques, he and Yoko being ignored by Apple executives, hints at new Beatles albums and also at leaving The Beatles.

 
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