Rock & Roll Death by PenningtonJ

Question 4

The original drummer died choking on a cherry pit after morphine suppressed his gag reflex. The original lead singer died after his girlfriend, R&B singer Gloria Jones, accidentally crashed their car into a tree. What is THIS GROUP that began as a hippie folk duo with a long name, later shortened after becoming a glam rock band?

T. Rex (or Tyrannosaurus Rex)