Mott the Hoople

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1994 (The 1995 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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All the Young Dudes (1972)
Mott (1973)

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All The Young Dudes (1972)

Mott the Hoople @ Wikipedia

Mott the Hoople Videos

Will Mott the Hoople be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


18 comments so far (post your own)

I vote Mott in, but that is only my opinion. I saw them and the Uris Theatre in NY and saw one of the greatest live shows in my life. It certainly helped that Queen opened for them. Mott the Hoople rocks.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 11.7.07 @ 17:28pm

As a side bar; while brousing through the AMG site, I could not help but notice how many bands name Mott as an influence.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 06.2.08 @ 13:26pm

Since Ian Hunter does not have a page - I will post this youtube clip here.

Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Friday, 12.26.08 @ 10:00am

I guess it would help if I actually attached the link. Duh!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Friday, 12.26.08 @ 11:56am

Will Mott ever be inducted? No. Should they be inducted? Absolutely. The Clash always sighted them as a huge influence. (Amoung many others.)

Posted by Jeff Hall on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 20:35pm

Here - here! Anyone who digs Mott is good in my book!

I would love to see them reunite with Mick Ralphs.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 04.2.09 @ 05:24am

This is my one man show to get the world to acknowledge the greatness that was Mott the Hoople.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 08:25am

Mott the Hoople were one of the best of the glam rock acts. Sadly in America they are mainly known as the "All the Young Dudes" band, but they have been covered by Ozzy Osbourne, Great White, Red Hot Chili Peppers(live), Bruce Dickinson, and Brain May just to name a few. Yes, they deserve induction.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 10:48am

Easily my favourite British band of all time. This band had it all including one of the best rock lyricists ever. Unfortunately they didn't make a big enough dent in the US, so induction, although well deserved, is probably unlikely.

Posted by John on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 16:43pm

Aerosmith and Queen opened for them, and they certainly had some influence. I'm not completely sure whether they should be inducted, but I wouldn't be at all upset if they were.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 17:55pm

Of course Mott The Hoople should be of the greatest thinking man's/woman's rock bands of all time....

Then, of course, Ian Hunter should be inducted as a solo artist...and he's STILL rockin'!

Posted by Bob on Sunday, 10.17.10 @ 14:30pm

Ian Hunter should be listed as a nominee for his solo work ... better odds of getting in than his old band.

Posted by Jay on Tuesday, 08.27.13 @ 11:18am

I think after T. Rex, Mott the Hoople should be the next in line for Glam Rock.

Allmusic lists Mott as having influenced Hall of Famers Queen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, Sex Pistols, & the Clash, as well as other huge and potential Hall of Famers Bad Company, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, and the Runaways. Hanoi Rocks, Twisted Sister, and Quiet Riot also list Mott as influences.

So combining their wide range of influence with the fact that they had a lot of great albums and featured excellent musicians, it seems like Mott has the credentials.

Posted by Steve Z on Wednesday, 12.23.15 @ 23:29pm

Dale Griffin R.I.P

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 19:23pm

R.I.P. Dale Griffin. Great talent. Lots of excellent musicians passing away this month

Posted by Steve Z on Monday, 01.18.16 @ 21:57pm

It is a crime that Mott The Hoople never achieved superstar status in the United States. Anyone who has listened to their live album knows that this band kicks ass!

Posted by Dennis D on Wednesday, 04.13.16 @ 14:20pm

R.I.P. Peter Overend Watts

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.22.17 @ 18:26pm

The Hall loses legitimacy without Mott in it. I keep looking for them under M.They are the quintessential epitome of Rock in it's Golden age.
Glitter , corkscrew hair , bumblebee glasses and platform shoes aside, the music speaks volumes to alien species that want to know more about Earth's greatest art form and pastime.

Posted by T.J. Kiernan on Saturday, 11.4.17 @ 17:05pm

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