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Ian Hunter (IV)

Ian Hunter was born on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England as Ian Hunter Patterson. See full bio »
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 2014 Kill the Messenger (writer: "Sea Diver")
 2013-2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 May 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "Cleveland Rocks")
- Episode dated 1 October 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Cleveland Rocks")
 2012 Yle Live: Michael Monroe (TV Movie) (writer: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams")
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler (2008) ... (writer: "All the Way to Memphis" - uncredited)
 2007 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (2007) ... (writer: "One of the Boys")
- Episode #2.7 (2007) ... (writer: "One of the Boys")
 2005 37 1/2 (performer: "Artful Dodger") / (writer: "Artful Dodger")
 2004 Hollywood the Hard Way (Short) (performer: "Purgatory") / (writer: "Purgatory")
 1996 Breaking the Waves (writer: "All the Way from Memphis")
 1995 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series) (writer: "Cleveland Rocks")
 1987 Light of Day (performer: "Cleveland Rocks") / (writer: "Cleveland Rocks")
 1986 The Wraith (performer: "WAKE UP CALL")
 1986 Iron Eagle (writer: "Love Can Make You Cry")
 1985 Fright Night (performer: "GOOD MAN IN A BAD TIME") / (producer: "GOOD MAN IN A BAD TIME")
 1985 Hanoi Rocks in Concert (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Underwater World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Underwater World" - uncredited)
 1984 Teachers (performer: " (I'm The) Teacher")
 1984 Up the Creek (performer: "Great Expectations You Never Know What To Expect) / (writer: "Great Expectations You Never Know What To Expect)
 1980 Up the Academy (performer: "We Gotta Get Out Of Here") / (writer: "We Gotta Get Out Of Here")
 1978 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 August 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Senora")
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (writer: "All the Way from Memphis" (1972))
 1973 Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "All the Way from Memphis")
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Mott the Hoople

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Radio was closed to us. We had a couple of stabs at singles; neither of them worked and we were never going to get Top of the Pops (1964) unless we got something special. When Bowie (David Bowie) found out we were thinking of splitting up he gave us Suffragette City and we said no. It was a good song, but not good enough. Then he played us Dudes and it was like, "Whoa, do you know what you're ... See more »


"Roll Away the Stone" is Ian's biggest self-penned song. The single version features spoken vocals by Thunderthighs whereas on the album version this role is performed by Lynsey de Paul, who also provided Mott guitarist Luther Grosvenor with the name Ariel Bender. See more »

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