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The Silence

A music group with such an elaborate background, and such a meager recorded legacy, that just Mott the Hoople obsessives would want to understand their whole tale, which would tell you several pages worthy of of fanzine records to fully describe. Suffice it to describe that potential Mott the Hoople associates Pete “Overend” W and Dale Griffin (“Buffin”) performed together in a number of clothes in the 1960s before Mott was produced. One of these, the Silence, lasted for some of the second option half of 1965, and didn’t record. Another, simply known as Silence (no “the” included), been around in past due 1968 and early 1969, and included W, Griffin, organist Verden Allen, and guitarist Mick Ralphs; when Ian Hunter changed vocalist Stan Tippins, Mott the Hoople had been given birth to. The 1965 edition from the Silence re-formed in 1990 to record plenty of material, inside a English Invasion/R&B vein, to complete an album, that was finally released in 1998 on the Compact disc that also included the super-rare 1967 recording from the Doc Thomas Group (a music group that also presented W and Griffin).

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