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T.Rex recorded a performance of Jeepster for the german programme Beat-Club .
Beat-Club was a infamous German music program that ran from September 1965 to December 1972. Jeepster was performed in front of a blue screen, graphic’s were added later and the finished film was transmitted on November 13th T. Rex were a British glam rock band formed in 1967 by singer/ songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan.

The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground folk albums under the name. Tony Visconti (their producer for several albums) claimed in a documentary on the band that he had taken the abbreviated term “T. Rex” as a shorthand. This initially irritated Bolan, who gradually came around to the idea and officially shortened the band’s name to “T. Rex” at roughly the same time they started having their first big hits (and shortly after going electric).

After earning success in the early and mid-1970s, the band broke up after Bolan was killed in a 1977 car accident. In 1971 T. Rex performed their Hit Single “Jeepster” live at the Beat Club Show in Bremen