Mott the Hoople
Formed in 1969, the band released four cult albums on Island (UK) / Atlantic (USA) and built a formidable reputation as one of the best bands on the live circuit, before deciding to call it a day in 1972.
David Bowie had long been a fan of the band. After learning about the plans to split,he persuaded them to stay together and offered them “Suffragette City” from his then yet-to-be-released Ziggy Stardust album. They turned it down. Bowie also penned “All the Young Dudes” for them and it became their best known hit.
1973 saw the release of the classic Mott album which yielded two UK hits, “Honaloochie Boogie” and “All the Way from Memphis”, both featuring Andy Mackay of Roxy Music on saxophone.
In May 1973 following Verden Allen’s departure the band was augmented by keyboard player. Morgan Fisher. Mick Ralphs left in August 1973 to form Bad Company and was replaced by former Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor.For contractual reasons, he changed his name to Ariel Bender at the suggestion of singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul.
In 1974 the band had a chart success in the UK with “Roll Away the Stone”
In 1974, Mott the Hoople toured America with Ariel Bender playing lead guitar and a young Aerosmith opening the show. They were primarily supported on the ’74 tour by the band Queen and released their only UK No 1 album, The Hoople.
In the afterglow of The Hoople (1974), a live album Live was released, long since considered one of the best live albums ever released.
In 2018, Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher have reformed the band and one of only three shows this Summer will be at the prestigious Dalhalla Arena in Sweden.
Artists who cite Mott as an influence include: Brian May, Steven Tyler, Michael Stipe, Mick Jones, Tony James, Joe Elliott, Gene Simmons, Johnny Depp, Steve Jones, John Squire, Mani, Bobby Gillespie, John Lydon, Jeff Tweedy
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