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10th April, 2006

NEW VIDEO - THE STORY OF STEVE TOOK's HORNS Kev has produced a wonderful Video which features 'The Story of Steve Took's Horns' using the cartoons drawn by Andy H for the Steve Took's Horns 'Blow It!!!' album booklet, along with period photographs. The WMV is available in two 'weights'. Click Here.

30th October 2005

'THE GUARDIAN' UK NEWSPAPER OBITUARY
At Keith Morris's Memorial Celebration Guests received a poster which was the Obituary Page from The Guardian (A Quality UK Newspaper for non-UK readers) from Saturday 10th September 2005. This has been scanned (in sections & then 're-assembled') and added to the Report & Photos Page. It says a lot about Keith's standing that his Obituary is almost three times as big as that for Ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath (also reproduced on both the poster & the scan).

29th October 2005

KEITH MORRIS'S MEMORIAL CELEBRATION
Review & Photos Here. Tributes from some of those people who's lives he touched including music by Larry Wallis, Martin Stone, Rat Scabies, Nick Lowe, Maddy Prior & more.

27th October 2005

TODAY IS THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK.

 SO PUT ON A TOOK TRACK IN MEMORY OF A HUGELY LIKEABLE, TALENTED MAN STILL LOVED & MISSED BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIM :-)

 PHOTO BY KEITH MORRIS

21st September 2005

Steve Took's contribution to making Tyrannosaurus Rex a success has been honoured with a Memorial Plaque at Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine 'The Bolan Tree' in Barnes, London.

Five Memorial Plaques have been installed, for members of T-Rex who have passed over, including a plaque Marc Bolan's Widow June for her contribution to his success.
The Memorial Plaque Dedication Ceremony was held on Saturday 17th September. Presentations were made to family members present at the Ceremony. Tookie's presentation (see left) will be sent to Steve's Son Luke with a second one going to Luke's mum Lou.
More info & a larger version of Tookie's Presentation here.
More information on the whole Plaques Project can be found on TAG's Site at www.Marc-Bolan.org (opens in a new window).

THANK YOU TONY VISCONTI
Tony Visconti sent me a lovely photograph of Tookie last week. Due to the Memorial Plaque instillation & Ceremony (see above) I haven't been able to add it to the site until now. Many Thanks Tony! So enjoy this 'STEVE TOOK'S DOMAIN' Exclusive!
A copy of this photo (with Tony's permission) is off to Steve Son Luke :-)
See the Photo Here

27th August 2005

UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME - THIS AUTUMN
John Peel will receive an Honorary Membership of the UK Music Hall of Fame in acknowledgement of his exceptional contribution to British music.
Channel Four will be broadcasting John Peel's Record Box an exclusive private record collection insight, marking the first anniversary of his death. More info (offsite link).
Fee of Steve Took's Domain is pleased to be able to tell you all that Video footage of STEVE TOOK PERFORMING in TYRANNOSAURUS REX (with Marc Bolan) will be included!

Part of an interview with Marc Bolan from 9th September 1977 where he talks of getting Steve Took and Mickey Finn to appear with him for this 30th Birthday 'Party' on October 8th. The party didn't happen because Marc Bolan died exactly one week after this interview.

A Bolan Fanzine has given a mention to the Steve Took's CD 'Blow It!!!' and describes the sixteen page booklet as containing "An Essential Reading Biography" !!!

TOOKIE'S PLAQUE WILL BE ON THE TOP STEP AT MARC BOLAN'S ROCK SHRINE.jpgSTEVE TOOK PLAQUE
TAG (T-Rex Action Group') who are the Guardians of 'Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine' and Legal Owners of 'The Bolan Tree' in Barnes, London have now put up a 'Mock-Up' image showing the location of the Memorial Plaques which will be installed on the steps laid by TAG in 2000, on TAG's land between the PRS Memorial & 'The Bolan Tree'.

These Memorial Plaques are to remember those members of T-Rex who have passed over. One of the Memorial Plaques will, or course be for Tookie - Bolan's original partner in Tyrannosaurus Rex, in recognition of the tremendous input Steve Took had in making The Duo a success. Tookie's plaque will be on the Top Step and will be 9 inches (225mm) x 6 inches (150mm). You can find out more information by visiting Here

While visiting Boss Goodman he told me that after Marc & June Bolan left their Blenheim Crescent flat in Ladbroke Grove a friend of Boss's moved in. When he left Boss moved in! He described how small the flat was and how it was lacking in cooking facilities.

23rd July 2005

Steve Took's CD 'Blow It!!!' has been reviewed in the Number One Festival Listing and Review Guide: Festival Eye.
The CD Booklet Cover (see left) and sixteenth page of the booklet use photographs taken by Keith Morris of Tookie!
More info
It's quite fitting that as Keith photographed a number of Underground/Festival Legends that his photos should end up in the Festival Press!

'Deep Image' Keith Tribute Board and 'Deep Image' Keith Information Page

8th July 2005

By now Bolan fans will have no doubt have rushed off and bought the Double DVD of 'Born to Boogie'. There is one small piece of interest to Tookie/Tyrannosaurus Rex fans and that is a video of the duo performing 'Sara Crazy Child' from 1967. This 640x480 - 19.9 meg VIDEO and a link to a Screen Capture Gallery have been added to the Tyrannosaurus Rex page. This version of the video has 'added Took' in that we have, where possible 'zoomed in' on Took. We're afraid the video will only work if you visit in Internet Explorer. Sorry! ENJOY! ;-)

23rd June 2005

As you'll have seen from the front page Keith Morris, Friend and photographer of Took was on a dive to a submarine wreck, 20 miles from Guernsey on On June 17th. He failed to re-surface. Despite a search he has not been found and is feared dead. He is deeply missed!

25th May 2005

If you visit SIMON NAPIER BELL'S OWN WEB SITE you'll see that he's got a link to David's TYRANNOSAURUS REX ESSAY - part of TAG's site. So Well Done David. Getting a 'Thumbs Up' from a man who knew Tookie & Bolan and chose your essay as 'The One' to link to! Many Thanks to Simon too!

19th April 2005

Twink brought our attention to a snippet of festival footage from a Marc Bolan documentary. Here you can see Twink (tradmark stovepipe hat) with Steve Took also in a hat (with shades). Thanks Twink :-)

27th March 2005

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DETAILS ON THE EYECANDY.COM WEB SITE If you're a fan of Tyrannosaurus Rex then this beautiful stretched canvas print would look great on your wall.

Taken in early 1968 by Ray Stevenson it features Tookie still clean shaven before he grew his 'trademark' Tyrannosaurus Rex Goatie & 'Tash.

For More Info Click Here.





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