Rolan Seymour Feld has brought a case against the publisher Westminster Music over the rights to Mark Bolan's songs with his 1970s glam rock band T Rex, according to the Washington Post
. The claim is based on the publisher apparently not renewing its contract to use Bolan's songs.
Mark Bolan's real name was Mark Feld. He led the band T Rex
from 1967 until his death in 1977. The band began as a fol group called Tyrannosaurus Rex, before embracing the glam rock sound of the mid-1970s and shortening their name to T Rex. The band's hits included "Jeepster", "Get It On", "Ride a White Swan", "20th Century Boy", "Children of the Revolution", "Hot Love", "Telegram Sam", and "Metal Guru". The band had four U.K. number one singles and peak at #10 in the U.S. with "Get It On" (which also reached number 12 in Canada).
With the court case
, Feld claims Bolan transferred copyright to Westminster for one year in a document signed in October 1968. Feld then argues that as the inheritor of his father's estate that he is entitled to all royalties from October 1969 onwards.