How ‘All The Young Dudes’ Saved Mott The Hoople

(Credit: Columbia Records) It is 1972, Great Britain has just joined the European Union, the Watergate scandal is making headlines and Mott The Hoople is on the verge of disbandment. After forming three years earlier in 1969, the group hadn’t accomplished much. Although they gained a reputation for being an amazing live band, the band failed to make much of …

Why David Bowie gave Mott The Hoople ‘All the Young Dudes’

David Bowie was such a masterful artist that he could write songs that others could only dream of and give them without thinking. There has never been a struggle for creativity or an inability to write a killer tune, especially in 1972. Everything he touched in that era turned to gold, and he was shooting all of them. cylinders, the …

Mott the Hoople keyboardist Mick Bolton is said to have died

Mick Bolton, the keyboardist best known for playing with Mott the Hoople and Dexys Midnight Runners, is said to have died. Morgan Fisher, who played keyboards with Mott the Hoople alongside Bolton on stage in 1973, announced the news Friday on Facebook. “RIP Mick Bolton,” he wrote, calling the musician an “organ buddy” in the band. He continued, “Sorry, I …

Mick Bolton, keyboardist with Mott the Hoople and Dexys, dies

Mott the Hoople in 1973. Bolton is at the bottom L Mick Bolton, a keyboardist who performed with Mott the Hoople and Dexys Midnight Runners, among others, died overnight on January 1, 2021, in his sleep. The news was reported on various social media sites on New Years Day, including an article by her former Mott bandmate, Morgan Fisher. Bolton …

Mott the Hoople: ‘Mott’ – 5 stars

“Mott” was Mott the Hoople’s flagship album, released just after they cut the seatbelt off of David Bowie’s writing and arranging. The year was 1973 and it was to be a year of success and upheaval for the group. Opening with “All The Way From Memphis”, this is a rock’n’roll chronicle of the busy and fragmented journey to Memphis that …

Joe Elliott’s love letter to Mott the Hoople

Mott The Hoople in 1974. Ian Hunter is on the far right. (Photo from their Wikipedia page) At the end of each Def Leppard concert, Joe Elliott said to the jubilant crowd, “Never forget us, and we will never forget you!” These words come from the bottom of Elliott’s heart. These were the fade in lyrics to his favorite band …

Joe Elliott wants Mott the Hoople in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

When Joe Elliott did his interview tours with his band Def Leppard’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he didn’t want to talk about him. Instead, he used the platform to evangelize for his favorite band, British glam-rock heroes Mott the Hoople. He even asked Mott frontman Ian Hunter to join Def Leppard for the final 2019 …

Mott the Hoople ’74 cancels US tour after Ian Hunter diagnosed with tinnitus

Mott The Hoople ’74 canceled their upcoming US tour after singer Ian Hunter was diagnosed with a severe case of tinnitus. In a statement posted on the Mott The Hoople Facebook page, Hunter said, “I’m afraid I’m not doing very well. “It happened out of the blue three weeks ago; I was severely affected by tinnitus. It’s relentless and by …

Mott the Hoople cancels fall tour dates

Mott the Hoople canceled the fall leg of his first North American tour in 45 years after frontman Ian Hunter developed a severe case of tinnitus. The fall tour was scheduled to begin October 21 in Port Chester, New York, and end November 6 in Seattle, Washington. According to a statement, his doctors have advised Hunter to stop performing live …

Mott the Hoople debut albums head for 180 gram vinyl reissue

The quartet of training albums released by British rock band Mott The Hoople on Island Records in the UK between 1969 and 1971, are to be re-edited in 180 gram vinyl editions. UMC will release the titles, for the world outside the United States, on September 13. The four albums are the 1969 of the group eponymous first set, the …