Aug 22 2009
3 EVENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MOTT THE HOOPLE REUNION CONCERTS (to be held at Hammersmith Apollo, first week of October)
MTH-MTK (MOTT THE HOOPLE – MEET THE KEYBOARDS)
After organist Verden Allen departed Mott the Hoople in 1973, Morgan Fisher was drafted in as a sideman, soon to become a full member, playing organ, piano and synthesizer on The Hoople and Mott the Hoople Live albums. Also playing organ onstage with the band was Mick Bolton (later with Dexy’s Midnight Runners) followed by Blue Weaver (from Amen Corner, The Strawbs, and later with The Bee Gees).
The three keyboard men, still very active in music, have decided to put on their own events to tie in with the Mott the Hoople reunion concerts. The two afternoon events (in a venue just a short walk from Hammersmith Apollo) will feature:
* MOTT IN AMERICA – A first time showing of the full 40-minute 8mm film shot by Morgan Fisher on Mott the Hoople’s 1974 US tour, with a soundtrack recently created by Morgan.
* PERFORMANCES by all three members – and at least one surprise guest!
* QUESTION & ANSWER session (prepare your questions!)
* Signed numbered limited-edition DVD’s of the tour film and personal photos of Mott the Hoople on tour by Morgan Fisher will be on sale.
This was a great success and many thanks to all that attended….
see photos in the gallery