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Handwriting & Clothing

 
 

The following items of handwriting show Marc's very distinctive handwriting style and offer an insight into the way Marc constructed songs. During the Dandy in the Underworld tour of the UK, Marc typically wore a jacket (or suit) with a Dandy t-shirt underneath.

 
               
 
'Dandy in the Underworld' handwritten lyrics

 
 

These are the original handwritten lyrics for the title track of the Dandy in the Underworld album. From this two sided sheet it is obvious that Marc had this song ear-marked as a future single release with the reference 'For single - substitute word for cocaine'. Marc was obviously aware that to release a single with a reference to 'cocaine' would have almost certainly have resulted in the single being banned. When the song was released as a single in June 1977 the word 'cocaine' was substituted with 'T Rex'.

On the back of the sheet Marc has made himself a note to 'get Manhattan Transfer first and second albums'. Manhattan Transfer were an American vocal group with a strong jazz element to their sound and they had a huge UK hit with 'Chanson D'Amour' in 1977.

 
               
 
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