Something that no one thought would actually happen, a Mott The Hoople reunion! The original lineup of Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Overend Watts, Verden Allen and Dale Griffin. I’ve grabbed a pair of tickets for the first night at the Hammersmith Odeon on 1 October.
Ian Hunter has continued to write and perform sublimely ever since and keeps in touch with his fanbase every couple of weeks or so, answering correspondence via his website. Mostly thanks to him there has been a growing retrospective interest in Mott, a lot of it from people that were born after the time that glam and punk were all the rage.
Hunter himself will be 70 on reunion night and it is staggering how some of these rock ‘n roll stars defy the years, just as many others go under at a very young age. Grab any recent footage of him on YouTube and you’ll see what I mean.