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Joe Elliott Talks About His Favourite Band Mott The Hoople

Friday, 18th November 2016

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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has been interviewed about his favourite band of all time Mott The Hoople.

Best Classic Bands spoke to Joe about his love of all things Mott The Hoople.

Joe talked about hearing of them for the first time aged in 1971, meeting the band, Ian Hunter, not seeing the original band live, their musical style/lack of major success, the other band members, Down 'n' Outz, favourite albums and his friendship with the band/Ian Hunter.

Joe's Speakeasy TV interview with Ian Hunter started airing on PBS television in the USA on 13th November.

View a photo gallery and video clips via the link.

Best Classic Bands - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

First Record/First Live Shows

"The first time I heard Mott The Hoople on record was an Island Records compilation album called El Pea in 1971. Twenty tracks for £1.99—a bargain! The first time I ever heard them was on Radio Luxembourg when [MTH’s] “Downtown” was Record of the Week, which meant it got played every hour after 7 p.m. for a week! Great exposure, but sadly no one bought it. The first time I saw them live was in 2009 the first of the two warm up (reunion) shows in Monmouth, Wales. I missed them the first time around, but made up for it by seeing every reunion show in 2009 and 2013!."

Friendship With Band Members

"Well, to be honest Ian is the only one I’m in regular contact with, but I did see Mick at the Bad Company gig in Dublin about a month ago. Love him, great person and great player."

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