Mott the Hoople… what a name! wWhat a typically  70’s name! They actually were a band who had been together since 1969, but in 1976, the decided to change their name to Mott the Hoople which was the title of a book by Willard Manus. Mott was the main character, Norman Mott, but I can’t quite work out what a hoople is… maybe I need to read the novel which was written in 1966, described as ‘the underground classic comic novel’. The band lasted until 1980, although it seems there were ‘artistic differences’!

Here is what is probably their most well-known song, written by David Bowie… you might recognise Johann Pachelbel’s influence…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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