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Ian Hunter: Not the Hoople

Barbara Charone, Rolling Stone, 8 May 1975

LONDON – "Fucking tremendous," Ian Hunter mumbled into Mick Ronson's right ear as his first solo album blasted out of the speakers. The former leader of Mott the Hoople and the one-time guitarist for David Bowie were in the same studio where Hunter had arranged Mott and The Hoople. "I've never relied on anybody before," Hunter reflected. "People always relied on me, which made them lazy. Now Mick and I rely on each other."

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