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Mott the Hoople


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Birth Place: Herefordshire, England
Years Active: 1969 – 1974, (Reunion in 2009)
Genres: Glam Rock, Hard Rock

Mott the Hoople is an English rock band with strong R&B roots, popular in the glam rock era of the early to mid-1970s. The band formed in the 1960s when guitarist Pete Overend Watts and drummer Dale Griffin, who were members of the band The Soulents, recruited guitarist Mick Ralphs and vocalist Stan Tippins from the band The Buddies to join them. The four piece got their musical start as The Doc Thomas Group playing a small resort town in Italy. A record deal came their way from Dischi Interrecord, and the band released their eponymous debut album in 1967. In the U.K. the band were known as The Shakedown Sound, and later became Silence. The group came to the attention of Guy Stevens at Isl... Continue Bio >>


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