I loved Roxy Music, especially the album covers for obvious reasons. The mermaid in the second one--and apropos of Timmy's posting--is Mick Jagger's former squeeze, Jerry Hall. She was Bryan Ferry's gal pal at the time. Whatever happened to Ferry? He was great.
It was Bowie who called Marc this. Bowie and Bolan were friends who, as dead broke aspiring rock wannabees, would rip off clothes from Saville Row dumpsters from which to make their stage outfits. Bowie looked up to Bolan for his fashion sense and visionary (glam) approach to rock performance.