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Overend Watts RIP

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

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  1. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

    Modena, Italy
    Sad news
  2. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident

    And only a few years ago he was doing the South Coast Walk. See his book.

    Mott changed my life - put me on to Bowie and VU.

  3. Telegramsam

    Telegramsam Forum Resident

    RIP my friend
  4. Norbert Becker

    Norbert Becker Senior Member

    Philadelphia PA
    RIP. He had the look, the name, the hair...everything was so cool about him in a lovable Spinal Tap way.

    Another legend gone way too soon.
  5. Maseman66

    Maseman66 Forum Resident

    Westchester, NY
    Very sad. RIP
  6. DaveJ

    DaveJ Forum Resident

    Manchester, UK
    Sad news.

    I became a fan as soon as I heard At The Crossroads on the Nice Enough To Eat sampler. Such a long time ago.

  7. side3

    side3 Younger Than Yesterday

    Tulsa, OK
    Terrible news. RIP Overend.
  8. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    very sad. I always liked Born Late 58.
  9. His song writing on 'Shouting And Pointing' was of the highest quality. 'Storm', 'Collision Course', 'See You Again'.... Outstanding tracks. A great writer.
  10. Twangy

    Twangy Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Read that on Facebook yesterday....makes me sooooo glad I made the trip from Boston in '09 to see one of their reunion shows in Hammersmith...bought his book "The Man Who Hated Walking" last year, it'll be a bittersweet read now....agree with Andy Smith above, those two post-Hunter albums are really great....
  11. Comet01

    Comet01 Forum Resident

    Overend was his real middle name.
    His parents must have envisioned a career in the footlights for him.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2017
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  12. owsley

    owsley Senior Member

    Always loved his bass playing on the early Mott lp's, especially my all time favorite Half Moon Bay. His playing reminded me of Greg Ridley and Chris Hillman: inventive, creative but always melodic and never obtrusive.
  13. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Grantham, NH

    Those years on the road certainly take time off the end...
  14. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

    Atlanta, GA, USA
    I never heard them until a friend leant me Mott the Hoople Live.. this in about 1976 or so.

    That album was so bloody good I went 'round to all the shops buying up everything by them I could find.

    RIP Overend.

    I did see him play in the last version of Mott with.. those other guys. I watched him the entire time with the big boots and the huge white firebird bass.
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  15. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    That's the rhythm section gone.

    Too bad. My favourite band back from when I was only six years old.
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  16. sixelsix

    sixelsix Forum Resident

    memphis, tn, usa
    I saw that email. Seemed like he was at peace with things. Pretty funny in spots, too. Damn shame.
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  17. Alan2

    Alan2 Forum Resident

    So sad. I love Mott and always have. They were great on their last tour.
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  18. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

  19. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Oh if my wheel could take another turn
    and if my life replaced itself again,
    I wouldn't want a single thing to change.
    Oh it's been good, though it's been strange.
    And if my dreams were willing to come true,
    oh I would not even try to force them through.
    I'm sure there's things I've missed, that others preached.
    The goals they reached, they weren't for me.
    Rest in peace,
    even though the worries seem to mount,
    don't let them count.
    Rest in peace.
    Throw all those miles and paper smiles away.
    You make willow pattern pictures through the rain.
    And swallow when your heart begins to breathe,
    just like the birds, do what they please.
    'Cause you know, we ain't gonna be here all that long
    and when I go I want to know I sung.
    If there's a road ahead, I'll jump right in.
    Just got to win, this is my hymn.
    Rest in peace,
    even though your worries seem to mount,
    don't let them count.
    Rest in peace.
    Rest in peace.

  20. As an aside, I was surprised when I learned that "Overend" was his real middle name. I thought it was likely a nickname related to some drunken misadventure or something. :)
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  21. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    ....joining Buffin in that great band in the sky. RIP
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  22. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident

    Rest in peace mr watts
  23. If you've not heard it yet, check out 'My Regeneration' (released a couple of years back). It had P.O.W's seal of approval!

    My ReGeneration - Wikipedia ยป

    I have Pete's book sat on the shelf, unread. It's just been bumped up the list, naturally.
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  24. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth
    My first thought:edthumbs:
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  25. Jvalvano

    Jvalvano Forum Resident

    Sad to hear. My feeling on Overend and all the many others who have passed; their spirit lives on in their music, as long as I live and listen to their music a part of them is still alive. :cheers:
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