Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: Mott the Hoople Drummer Dale Griffin Dies at 67

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: Mott the Hoople Drummer Dale Griffin Dies at 67

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Dale Griffin * The drummer for British glam-rock stalwarts Mott the Hoople has died at age 67.

He died Sunday (Jan. 17, 2016), Peter Purnell, of Mott's label Angel Air Records, told the BBC. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a decade ago.

Purnell called Mr. Griffin "one of the nicest, friendly and talented men I have ever known."

A native of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, in England, he was a founding member of the group, which took its name from a British novel of the 1960s and featured singer Ian Hunter and guitarist Mick Ralphs. In 1972, they scored their biggest hit with the David Bowie- penned and -produced raucous anthem "All the Young Dudes." Bowie sang backing vocals on the track. Bowie had also suggested the band record his song "Suffragette City," but they passed on the offer. …

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