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IH singing over his own voice. This one with Buffin. TOTP.

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Roll Away the Stone on Wikipedia
"Roll Away the Stone"
Single by Mott the Hoople
B-side"Where Do You All Come From?"
  • November 1973 (1973-11) (UK)
  • 1974 (US)
Format7" single
RecordedJuly 1973
GenreGlam rock, hard rock
LabelColumbia Records
Writer(s)Ian Hunter
Producer(s)Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople singles chronology

"Roll Away the Stone" is a single released by English rock band Mott the Hoople, recorded before Mick Ralphs left the band. In this version Ralphs plays lead guitar and one of the Thunderthighs handles the bridge voice. It was re-recorded by the band for their 1974 album The Hoople, with Ariel Bender on lead guitar and English vocalist Lynsey de Paul singing the vocal bridge.[1]

It reached No.8 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] When the band appeared on the BBC show Top of the Pops, drummer Dale "Buffin" Griffin played the drums with two pool cues.

In 1986, the song was used a background song on the 1974 edition of the BBC TV series The Rock 'n' Roll Years, for the news clips relating to the two general elections in the United Kingdom that year.


  1. ^ Hugh Fielder (2014-05-13). "The Story Behind The Song: Roll Away The Stone by Mott The Hoople - Classic Rock". Retrieved 2016-10-08. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 381. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


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