Ian HunterMott the Hoople. Born 3 June 1939
Ian Hunter Biography (Wikipedia)
Ian Hunter Patterson (born 3 June 1939), known as Ian Hunter, is a British singer-songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople, from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and at the time of its 2009 and 2013 reunions. Hunter was a musician and songwriter before joining Mott the Hoople, and continued in this vein after he left the band. He embarked on a solo career despite ill health and disillusionment with commercial success, and often worked in collaboration with Mick Ronson, David Bowie's sideman and arranger from the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars period.
Mott the Hoople achieved a certain level of commercial success, and attracted a small but devoted fan base. As a solo artist, Hunter charted with lesser-known but more wide-ranging works outside the rock mainstream. His best-known solo records are "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", later covered by Great White, and "Cleveland Rocks", a cover version of which by The Presidents of the United States of America became the theme song for the American TV series The Drew Carey Show.
- Ian Hunterhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04knvd5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04knvd5.jpg2016-12-11T16:55:00.000ZIan Hunter chats to Johnnie Walker about the decade and his time with Mott The Hoople.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04knvkp
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