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45 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople Release Self-Titled Debut

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Ian Tyas, Getty Images

Mott the Hoople combined the Rolling Stones and Dylan on their first album, which was released in November 1969.

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Joe Elliott Celebrates the ‘Criminally Ignored’ Mott The Hoople With New Down ‘n’ Outz Record

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Photo credit: Maryanne Bilham-Knight

Joe Elliott and Down ‘n’ Outz are back with another album in tribute to Mott the Hoople, even as Def Leppard begin work on a their own new studio effort.

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40 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople Release ‘The Hoople’

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Mott the Hoople's last album under their original name was released on March 29, 1974.

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Mott the Hoople’s Mick Ralphs Remembers How David Bowie ‘Saved Our Bacon’

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Scoring a big hit is a life-changing event for any artist, but for Mott the Hoople, their career-defining cover of David Bowie's 'All the Young Dudes' came at a particularly crucial moment.

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40 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople’s ‘Mott’ Album Released

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Mott the Hoople officially entered the second and greatest chapter of their career in July 1973, when they released their sixth album. The LP's title, a simple 'Mott,' said it all: The band that had been kicking around since 1969 as an often heavy-handed British bluesy rock group led by a singer with a serious Bob Dylan obsession was no more. It was glam time.

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Top 10 Mott the Hoople Songs

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CBS Records

The story goes that after David Bowie -- finally a breakout star thanks to 'Hunky Dory' -- found out that Mott the Hoople -- a struggling boogie-blues band -- were about ready to break up, he offered to

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Former Mott the Hoople Guitarist and Singer Steve Hyams Dead

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Guitarist and singer Steve Hyams, who briefly worked with British rockers Mott the Hoople, has passed away at the age of 62 after battling heart problems for years.

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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Talks Mott the Hoople Love + Down N’ Outz Evolution

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott is a devoted Mott the Hoople fan and has long carried the torch for the British icons and their fearless frontman Ian Hunter. Elliott, who’s been referred to as the band's “cultural ambassador,” formed a tribute band with the Quireboys in early 2009 called the Down ‘n’ Outz to play a one-time gig opening for Mott the Hoople at one of their five reunion concerts in England.

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Guitarist Mick Ralphs Recalls Exit From Mott The Hoople, Birth Of Bad Company

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

As the swashbuckling British guitar player for glam pioneers Mott The Hoople and later, rock and roll fantasy weavers Bad Company, Mick Ralphs has played a significant part in creating a number of A-side singles with both bands that have become airplay classics.

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‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople’ Film Coming to USA on DVD

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Mott The Hoople finally get their due on Nov. 15, when Start Productions releases ‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople' on DVD. The 101-minute documentary covers the rise, the fall and the resurrection of one of rock’s most passionate, longhaired, platform-booted rock bands.

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