Talk:Mott the Hoople

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Mott the Hoople were British[edit]

They were not English. Verden Allen was born in Wales, and (from an American perspective) both Shropshire (Ian Hunter (singer)'s birth place) and Herefordshire (Mick Ralphs and Peter Watts' birth place) border Wales, thus making the band as British as the Union Jack. --Fantailfan 00:28, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Change it back. It's an AOL vandal that's hopping IPs constantly and altering multiple articles in the same way. Not much we can do about it apart from reverting. --GraemeL (talk) 00:31, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Thank for changing it back (when I don't). --Fantailfan 00:33, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

To all the anonymous users: If you have more to offer to this effort, please create a username, create pages for Mott the Hoople albums not yet created, add to the singles listings, song structure, lyrical structure, their live shows. Limiting edits to changing the country from Britain to England is not a contribution, it is Anglocentrism. --Fantailfan 16:17, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

...and stop deleting the Discussion Page...[edit]

...please. --Fantailfan 17:29, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

where did the name originate from and what does it mean[edit]

what does mott the hoople mean and where was it originated from please.

Well, as the main article states - "Stevens changed the band's name to "Mott the Hoople" from a novel of the same name by Willard Manus; the book is about an eccentric who works in a circus freak show". As far as what does it mean, trying asking Willard Manus ! Also, please always sign your comments thus [4 x tildes (~)]. Thanks,
Derek R Bullamore 21:13, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

ian hunter on craig ferguson[edit]

did anyone see ian hunter on craig ferguson last night? what did he talk about i fell asleep —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:38, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Mott and Bowie[edit]

I have always been with the understanding that Mott wanted "Suffergent City" and David Bowie declined to let them have it instead giving them "All The Young Dudes" and he played sax on the song. I saw them in LA back then and Bowie came out and played sax never saying a word and left without a peep... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:24, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I think all parties were keen on "Suffragette City" but when the band played it just didn't come out right (Carr and Murray in Bowie: The Illustrated Record say "they were unable to arrange it to their satisfaction"). So it wasn't that Bowie refused to give it to them, at least according to that source. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:41, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Peter Frampton[edit]

Wasn't Peter Frampton in Mott the Hoople? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:19, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:44, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

You might be thinking of Humble Pie. Frampton was in Humble Pie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hwystar21 (talkcontribs) 23:24, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Mick Bolton[edit]

Is this the same Mick Bolton as the first guitarist for UFO? Krobertj (talk) 19:38, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

No it´s not. Mick Bolton in Mott the Hoople played Hammond organ with the band, and describes himself as a pianist and singer-songwriter on his homepage Xhalyt (talk) 21:13, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Mick Jones / The Clash[edit]

Mott the Hoople was Mick Jones's (of The Clash) favorite band, and their second album has a song called "All the Young Punks" on it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:23, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

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According to the 1977 edition of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, on page 163 had the date of March 26, 1972 as the date that the band almost broke up and Bowie gave them All The Young Dudes to record. The notes were done about 1979 22yearswothanks (talk) 07:33, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

"One-hit wonders"[edit]

Who decided that Mott the Hoople qualified as "one hit wonders"? I strongly disagree. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gil gosseyn (talkcontribs) 07:24, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Where do you see this stated ? It is obviously erroneous. RGCorris (talk) 13:54, 15 February 2017 (UTC)