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Saturday September 15th  1973

queensway (civic) hall, dunstable

mott the hoople inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

 

Mott the Hoople
Sunshine
 
related friars history (click on date)
Mott  Saturday September 13th 1975  Saturday June 12th 1976

Mott the Hoople (Dale Griffin/Overend Watts/Morgan Fisher 73)

Monday December 8th 1969 Monday February 2nd 1970 Monday May 4th 1970  Saturday September 4th 1971  Saturday February 10th 1973

Friars Bedford Thursday 1st January 1970  Thursday 26th November

Friars High Wycombe Tuesday 29th September 1970

Friars Dunstable   Friday September 15th 1972

Hunter Ronson Band Wednesday March 19th 1975

British Lions (Dale Griffin/Overend Watts and guest appearance by Ian Hunter) Friday December 23rd 1977

Otway (Morgan Fisher) Saturday March 20th 1976

Sunshine Friars Bedford Friday August 11th 1972

 
setlist
 
 
band line up
mott the hoople
 Ian Hunter (vocs/keys)  Morgan Fisher (keys)  Ariel Bender (guitar)  Dale Griffin (drums)  Overend Watts (bass)
Sunshine
Ethel Coley (percussion/vocs) Gordon Edwards (guitar/keys) Jack Green (bass) Peter Oliver (guitar) Terry Slade (drums) Joanne White (percussion/vocs)
 
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)

 

 

 
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memories
 Morgan Fisher, Mott the hoople

I don't really have any specific memories/memorabilia re Friars, except that I always enjoyed playing there. Of course next year (2009) is the 40th anniversary of the formation of Mott. That would be the time to reform for a world tour... No offers have come in yet - we need to get those 87,000 ex-Friars members clamouring for it!

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what happened next
 Mott the Hoople split in 1974, not before Hunter brought out the highly acclaimed 'Diary of a Rock and Roll Star' book. Ian Hunter still records and tours to this day (the webmaster saw him in 2007/2008 and he was on blistering form, with Terry Allen joining him on stage in 2007). Hunter played Friars in 1975 as the Hunter Ronson Band with the late Mick Ronson and in 1977 as Ian Hunter's Overnight Angels. The remainder of Mott the Hoople carried on as Mott with a couple of line up changes (see date links above) Hunter also provided a guest appearance at the British Lions (remains of Mott with John Fiddler from Medicine Head) gig in Dec1977. Mick Ralphs, post MTH, joined Bad Company with Free's Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke. Dale Griffin continued into the Mott and British Lions periods (both of whom played Friars) and then became a Radio 1 producer and is now in ill health. Verden Allen was still making music as at 2002 (and in fact 2007 as we saw him play with Hunter on his UK tour). As as for Overend, his history is not so well defined

Mott the Hoople with the original 1969 line up reformed for 40th anniversary shows in October 2009 at the Hammersmith Apollo. Some of the Friars team were there and can confirm it was a sublime experience

 
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