Roll Away the Stone

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For the Kelly Joe Phelps album, see Roll Away the Stone (album).
"Roll Away the Stone"
Single by Mott the Hoople
B-side "Where Do You All Come From?"
Released November 1973 (UK)
1974 (US)
Format 7" single
Recorded July 1973
Genre Glam rock, hard rock
Length 3:02
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Ian Hunter
Producer(s) Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople singles chronology
"All the Way from Memphis"
(1973)
"Roll Away the Stone"
(1973)
"The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll"
(1974)

"Roll Away the Stone" is a single released by Mott the Hoople. The song was recorded before Mick Ralphs left the band. In this version, Ralphs plays lead guitar and one of the Thunderthighs handles the bridge voice. It was re-recorded by the band for their album The Hoople, with Ariel Bender on lead guitar and English vocalist Lynsey de Paul doing the vocal bridge.

It reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart. When the band appeared on the BBC show Top of the Pops, drummer Dale "Buffin" Griffin played the drums with two pool cues.

In 1986, the song was used a background song on the 1974 edition of the BBC TV series The Rock 'n' Roll Years for the news clips relating to the two general elections in the United Kingdom that year.

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