Personalities | Mott The Hoople | Seventies | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1969–74, 2009)
A riotous rock band comprising Ian Hunter (vocals, keyboards), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Pete ‘Overend’ Watts (bass), Verden Allen (organ) and Dale ‘Buffin’ Griffin (drums), Mott were about to split when offered ‘All The Young Dudes’ by David Bowie in 1972. This began a string of five hits and two successful albums Mott (1973) and The Hoople (1974). The band split in 1974 but their enduring influence on British rock was proven by an unlikely 2009 reunion for a run of sellout London shows.
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