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Overend Watts RIP

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

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  1. SonicBob

    SonicBob Forum Resident

    West Virginia
    I saw the news of Pete's passing this morning and was sad to see it. Unfortunately, his age is the similar ratio of artists and musicians that we lost last year. So, it continues, RIP Overend, I'm gonna play "Born Late '58" a little but later in memory.
  2. Long Live Analog

    Long Live Analog Forum Resident

    One of the greats has passed may he RIP...
  3. jeffrey walsh

    jeffrey walsh Forum Resident

    Scranton, Pa. USA
    Great tune for moments like this, doncha think?

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  4. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Gotta love those sax players! Gotta love them.
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  5. Steve Carras

    Steve Carras Golden Retriever

    Whittier,CA USA
    Overend Watts, the MTH guy..RIP.
  6. j.barleycorn

    j.barleycorn Forum Resident

    RIP Overend.

    Time for another "Hymn for the Dudes". A lad's band if ever there was one.......
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  7. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Senior Member

    Which songs that highlight Overend's playing should I play on my radio show tomorrow?
  8. malco49

    malco49 Forum Resident

    Sad news may he Rest In Peace.
    Thanks for the music
  9. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Aside from the obligatory 'Born Late '58', I'd go with 'Alice' from the same album... some tasty lines on that one.

    There's also just about any track from the expanded 'Mott Live'... take your pick.

    For earlier pre-glam bottom end, 'Half Moon Bay', 'Thunderbuck Ram', and 'The Moon Upstairs'.
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  10. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Senior Member

    Thanks for the early suggestions. My collection doesn't go beyond Mott.
  11. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Cape Cod, MA
  12. Bob J

    Bob J Forum Resident

    Wow, I just read the post about Mike Kellie earlier today and now Overend. Sad stuff....
  13. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    I saw Ian Hunter (and the Rant Band) at City Winery New York tonight. It happened to be his 1st concert after Overend Watts' passing.

    The concert started with an Overend tribute. First a slideshow, then James Mastro (The Bongos, Rant Band) read a bunch of e-mail exchanges with Overend involving a Q&A interview for liner notes James Mastro wrote for a Mott The Hoople compilation CD. Finally, this Monks video was played on the screen. They were one of his favorite groups (I love them too).

    Then "Ballad of Mott the Hoople" was the 1st encore and was dedicated to him.
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  14. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    East Yorkshire
    I've only just seen this news.

    R.I.P Pete.
  15. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident

    January was a bad month for bass players.
  16. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    Sad to hear. Never got to see them live but always had them in my collection. RIP.
  17. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
  18. PageLesPaul

    PageLesPaul To be a rock and not to roll...

    Lithia, FL USA
    You have to love his sense of humor. Morgan Fisher posted these on his Facebook page. Apparently, he had someone send cards to his friends after he passed away. Classic!

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  19. 1970

    1970 Forum Resident

    Santa Rosa, CA
  20. brianvargo

    brianvargo Senior Member

    San Diego, CA
  21. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    philadelphia, pa.
    I had "Mott"- not the hoople - play at my college . They were real rock and roll stars, and unashamed to be so !
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  22. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

  23. Both Mott albums were crackers. I still play them to this day, especially 'Shouting And Pointing'.
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  24. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

  25. Dok

    Dok Forum Resident

    This came in the mail yesterday and I got around to listening today. Coming up on the 1st anniversary of his death. To have your one and only solo album be released after your death. :( The pictures inside the booklet hit it home for me. I really enjoyed the music, goes off in different directions. Some a bit wacky but I like wacky. Nice to see he remained creative up till the end. R.I.P. Overend.
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