Sunday, January 24, 2016
Mott the Hoople: Roll Away the Stone
When the deaths of Dale Griffin from Mott the Hoople and Glenn Frey from the Eagles followed that of David Bowie, people tweeted things like "I wonder if God is starting a band in Heaven, he's collecting awesome talent from us."
The truth is more mundane. Rock's Golden Age in the 1960s and 1970s was a long time ago and figures from that era have been dying off pretty regularly for a good while now.
My own favourites, the Spencer Davis Group, appear to be the only important British group of the Sixties where all the original members are still alive.
It's just that the extraordinary media attention given to Bowie's passing has made us notice these deaths in the past few weeks.
Anyway, today's choice was going to be a tribute to both Bowie and Dale Griffin - Mott the Hoople singing All the Young Dudes.
But after posting that song I noticed that it had already appeared as a Sunday music video. So here is a different Mott the Hoople song