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Thursday November 26th 1970

 addison centre, addison howard park, kempston, bedford

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


related friars history (click on date)
Mott the Hoople  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   

Friars High Wycombe Tuesday 29th September 1970

Friars Dunstable   Friday September 15th 1972

Mott (Dale Griffin/Overend Watts) Saturday September 13th 1975  Saturday June 12th 1976

Hunter Ronson Band Wednesday March 19th 1975

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

Cheeks (Verden Allen) Saturday November 2nd 1974

Chameleon  Monday June 8th 1970 Monday July 6th 1970 Saturday June 19th 1971

Friars Princes Risborough Tuesday October 6th 1970 Friars Bedford Friday August 14th 1970 

Les Payne Monday June 1st 1970

Les Payne (Mainland) Saturday January 6th 1979

band line up
Mott the Hoople
Ian Hunter (vocs/guitar)  Verden Allen (keys) Mick Ralphs (guitar)  Dale Griffin (drums) Overend Watts (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)





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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.

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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