|Birth: ||May 19, 1947|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1981|
Steve Currie was born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England. He was best known as the bass player and long term member of the English glam rock band T.Rex.
Whilst still at Grimsby tech college Steve played with local Grimsby group "The Rumble Band". He joined T.Rex (recently renamed from Tyrannosaurus Rex) as bass guitarist in late 1970 (although the band were still listed as a duo) and continued to play with them until late 1976.
He appeared on all of Bolan's most memorable hit singles from "Ride a White Swan" (1970) to "Laser Love" (1976), as well as the albums Electric Warrior (1971) to Dandy in the Underworld (1977). His innovative and, for the time, sophisticated bass playing can be seen to good effect in the movie Born to Boogie.
After leaving T.Rex he went into session work, working for the likes of Chris "Motorbikin'" Spedding.
He died in a car crash on 28 April 1981, whilst returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal. His death came less than four years after T.Rex lead singer Marc Bolan had died in a car crash in Barnes, South West London. The site where Marc Bolan died has since become a shrine which in 2007 was recognised by the English Tourist Board (Enjoy England) as a site of Rock 'n Roll Importance. Steve Currie is commemorated with a memorial plaque on the steps at Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine, as are Mickey Finn, Steve Peregrin Took, June Bolan (née Child) (his widow) and later member of T.Rex Dino Dines.
Created by: Steven Laird
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
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