Overend Watts RIP

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  1. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Mott The Hoople Facebook page is reporting that Overend Watts has lost his battle with throat cancer... RIP

    :cry: :cry:
     
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  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

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    Another sad loss. RIP
     
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  4. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Oh noooo. One of my favorite bands. Very sad news.
    R.I.P.
     
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  5. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

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    Sad :-(
     
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  6. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

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    Sad to hear. One of the first albums I ever bought (Columbia House, 13 for 10 cents) was "Mott." Loved it.
     
  7. blackdograilroad

    blackdograilroad Forum Resident

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    Oh, too bad. They're all getting to that age now and many of them haven't looked after themselves too well......sleep well Pete
     
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  8. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    R.I.P Overend.
     
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  9. Alanko

    Alanko Active Member

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    Sad to hear about this. RIP!
     
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  10. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning StarĀ®

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    Bummer. Loved his playing. He was a great character.
     
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  11. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident

    Another absolute legend gone. Such a big figure. So sad to hear this news.
     
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  12. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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  13. boboquisp

    boboquisp Ziggy, my buddy

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    No, Pete! Rest in peace. You rocked.
     
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  14. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    Damn, this sucks.
    We lost thier drummer last year.
     
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  15. craymcla

    craymcla Forum Resident

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    I used to love those mid-thigh high platform boots he wore on stage in the Ariel Bender years. I believe it was Campbell Devine's "All the Young Dudes" bio where Overend said that he bought them from Dennis Dunaway.

    I loved 'em when Dennis wore them too. :laugh:
     
  16. Sax-son

    Sax-son Forum Resident

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    Overend Watts was an original member of Mott the Hoople even before their glam rock days. I saw them on one of their first tours and loved them but lost interest once Mick Ralphs and Ian Hunter left the band.
     
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  17. RIP - I remember those Saturday gigs!
     
  18. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

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    Very sorry to hear this. R.I.P.
     
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  19. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    Maximum Glam!
     
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  20. joepepitone

    joepepitone It's money for dope, money for rope

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    Well, this sucks. He had incredible stage presence. R.I.P.
     
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  21. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

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    RIP
     
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  22. TeddyB

    TeddyB Forum Resident

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    "Oh dear.

    My lovely, eccentric mate - Peter Overend Watts - has left the building.

    Devastated."

    - Ian Hunter

    Godspeed Pete. I thank the universe that Ian is still rolling on.
     
  23. iggyd

    iggyd Forum Resident

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    Really sad news. A big part of the soundtrack of my youth. Aw who am I kidding I never did grow up - and I have bands like Mott The Hoople to thank for that. RIP Pete.
     
  24. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

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    One more sad tribute song Ian will have to write...
     
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  25. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    How sad. Mott The Hoople were a great band. I've grown up hearing them. My Dad likes them a lot and saw them live in the Island era.

    RIP Overend Watts. His music always gave me joy and will continue to give me more for a long time yet.

    Of course, Mott The Hoople also gave Queen their big break and both had a long lasting mutual respect.
     
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