Ballad Of Mott

Album: Mott (1973)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Ian Hunter, and is exactly what it sounds like. It begins:
    "I changed my name in search of fame..."

    Ian Hunter was born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939, the eldest of 2 sons in Shropshire; his father was a Scot.
  • The "Rock And Roll Circus" referred to in the song was the name of a Mott tour, and Mick Ralphs did lose his guitar as mentioned; this and other incidents inspired the song "All The Way From Memphis," which was the A side. The single was released in September 1973; Mott The Hoople disbanded in December the following year. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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