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Born: June 3, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oswestry, England, GB Profession:

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A passionate preservationist of three-chord, high-volume rock-n-roll, as well as a wickedly clever and observant songwriter, Ian Hunter was the lead singer and chief composer for the British glam-boogie outfit Mott the Hoople, which scored an enduring hit in the early 1970s with the David Bowie-penned "All the Young Dudes." Hunter fronted the band throughout its brief but potent time in the spotlight, rising from obscurity as a well loved but thoroughly ignored club act to the heights of rock music fame following the release of the anthemic "Dudes" in 1972. The band burned out almost as quickly as it arrived on the scene, splitting in 1974 before Hunter launched his solo career a year later. With former Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson as his frequent collaborator-producer, Hunter became a witty, caustic commentator on the glories and excesses of the rock lifestyle as well as his own rough-and-tumble past. Though hit albums were sporadic at best, Hunter's gift for songwriting, as well as the unimpeachable rock credibility afforded by his tenure with Mott, allowed him to enjoy a career in music that continued unabated into the new millennium, often to critical acclaim. Ian Hunter's steadfast dedication to...

A passionate preservationist of three-chord, high-volume rock-n-roll, as well as a wickedly clever and observant songwriter, Ian Hunter was the lead singer and chief composer for the British glam-boogie outfit Mott the Hoople, which scored an enduring hit in the early 1970s with the David Bowie-penned "All the Young Dudes." Hunter fronted the band throughout its brief but potent time in the spotlight, rising from obscurity as a well loved but thoroughly ignored club act to the heights of rock music fame following the release of the anthemic "Dudes" in 1972. The band burned out almost as quickly as it arrived on the scene, splitting in 1974 before Hunter launched his solo career a year later. With former Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson as his frequent collaborator-producer, Hunter became a witty, caustic commentator on the glories and excesses of the rock lifestyle as well as his own rough-and-tumble past. Though hit albums were sporadic at best, Hunter's gift for songwriting, as well as the unimpeachable rock credibility afforded by his tenure with Mott, allowed him to enjoy a career in music that continued unabated into the new millennium, often to critical acclaim. Ian Hunter's steadfast dedication to the foundations of rock-n-roll, as well as his talent for memorable songwriting, made him a favorite among devotees of the form at its loudest, purest and most exhilarating.

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