Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter WWW Resources


There are a number of places on the net where Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople fans gather. There is an e-mail discussion list, which is free to anyone with an e-mail account. There is Ian's website and Facebook. And, of course, there are other web-sites also dedicated to Mott, Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson.

If you know of other resources not listed here, then please let me know.

Email Discussion forum

For many years Rory Musil ran an email discussion group on YahooGroups. Now that Yahoo is closing down (Nov 2020) its email groups, a new home has been found over at Just head over to and fill in a simple form to subscribe. This is an ideal way to stay in touch, especially if you are not a Facebook user. Once you are registered, just send an email to or visit to post a message to the group.

Please bear in mind that despite the similarity in names (between that list and this website) I am not the list administrator.

I have also been told about a German Ian Hunter discussion forum.


You can't move anywhere these days without there being a Facebook page about something or other, and our boys are no different. There are several Facebook discussion groups relating to Mott and all things related. Sign up and join in the lively discussions that are always going on (and yes, luddite that I am I have finally taken the plunge).

Ian Hunter's forum

Ian Hunter has a very good site which allows him to keep in touch with fans. This has news and also his "Horse's Mouth" column where he regularly answers questions from fans. There used to be a discussion forum, but this has now (June 2018) closed down in favour of the Facebook pages listed above.


Official websites

The following are official websites for Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter and related personnel.

There is also an official website for Mott The Hoople '74 merchandise (all orders are fulfilled by Jerkin' Crocus, which handled the UK Shrunken Heads release).

Darrell Bath used to have his own site ( but it seems to have gone now. Ditto Casino Steel's website. Unsurprisingly, Dale Griffin's site ( is also no more.

Fan websites

The following sites are dedicated to Mott the Hoople and/or Ian Hunter. I have attempted to put them in alphabetical order, either by name of the site (Half Moon Bay, Just a Buzz, Outsider) or of the creator.

I can no longer find Jon Slaven's "Mick Ronson - Only After Dark" site. Ditto Jay Sciascia's music trading pages, Half Moon Bay by Terry Burgess, Rich Manson's Ninety-six Decibel Freaks site and Sandra Loveless' Ian Hunter fan site. If anybody has any info on the current whereabouts of these sites, then let me know.


A number of websites aren't dedicated to Mott/Ian as such, but still have great Mott-related content and/or reviews. Check out Brit Rock By The Bay, which has a great feature (and loads of cool photos) of Mott's shows at the Winterland, San Francisco in 1973 and 1974.

Record labels

The following are links to official record company websites, mostly small independent labels (who invariably seem more clued up than the majors).