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Dale “Buffin” Griffin, of Mott The Hoople, Dies at 67

Left to right: Dale Griffin, Ariel Bender, Morgan Fisher (front), Overend Watts, Ian Hunter

Dale “Buffin” Griffin, best known as drummer and founding member of the glam rock band Mott The Hoople, passed away Sunday at the age of 67. Griffin, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, died peacefully in his sleep.

Mott the Hoople released their debut album in 1969 and it quickly became a cult success. Their biggest hit was the David Bowie penned tune “All the Young Dudes,” which was released on their 1972 album of the same name.

We the band reformed in 2009 for their 40th anniversary, Griffin was too sick to participate. He did, however, join the band for a few encores during their sold out run at the Hammersmith Apollo.

BACKSTAGE ACCESS: Mott-Hunter-Me-the cops!


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