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Overend Watts RIP

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Whizz Kid, Jan 22, 2017.

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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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  2. christopher

    christopher Forum Neurotic

  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Fonthill, Ontario
    Another sad loss. RIP
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  4. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

    Sad :-(
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  6. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

    Houston, Texas
    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

    Devon, UK
    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

    R.I.P Overend.
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  9. Alanko

    Alanko Active Member

    Sad to hear about this. RIP!
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  10. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Member

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Bummer. Loved his playing. He was a great character.
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  11. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith You fill up my senses, Like a gallon of Magnet..

    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

  13. boboquisp

    boboquisp Magic Prism Eye

    NE Ohio
    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

    Nashville, TN, USA
    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

    Three Rivers, CA
    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. Sadcafe

    Sadcafe In the kingdom of the deaf, one eared man is King

    RIP - I remember those Saturday gigs!
  18. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

    Concord, NC
    Very sorry to hear this. R.I.P.
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  19. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    Maximum Glam!
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  20. joepepitone

    joepepitone A don't you know I got a rock hard reputation....

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

    Platterpus Senior Member

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  22. TeddyB

    TeddyB Forum Resident

    "Oh dear.

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


    - Ian Hunter

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

    iggyd Forum Resident

    Wilmington, NC
    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

    Sheboygan, WI
    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

    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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