back to hoopling

For the first time in 35 years the 5 original members of Mott the Hoople will be performing live at Hammersmith Apollo, London, on October 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, plus warm-up concerts in Monmouth on September 25, 26. Public response has been overwhelming and tickets are selling like hot cakes.
Information about the concerts and tickets is here:

Morgan will not be performing with the band.
He will be involved with these three related events happening in London in the first week of October.

Inquiries or comments may be sent to Morgan’s Guest Book page.

MTH / MTK (Mott the Hoople / Meet the Keyboards)

After organist Verden Allen departed Mott the Hoople in 1973, Morgan Fisher was drafted in as a sideman, soon to become a full member, playing organ, piano and synthesizer on The Hoople and Mott the Hoople Live albums. Also playing organ onstage with the band was Mick Bolton (later with Dexy's Midnight Runners) followed by Blue Weaver (from Amen Corner, The Strawbs, and later with The Bee Gees).

The three keyboard men, still very active in music, have decided to
put on their own events to tie in with the Mott the Hoople reunion concerts.

The two afternoon events (in a venue just a short walk from Hammersmith Apollo) will feature:

MOTT IN AMERICA - A first time showing of the full 40-minute 8mm film shot by Morgan
on Mott the Hoople's 1974 US tour, with a soundtrack recently created by Morgan.
PERFORMANCES by all three members - and at least one surprise guest!
UPDATE!!! Our special guest (formerly surprise guest) will be none other than
JOHN FIDDLER, singer of post-Mott band BRITISH LIONS and leader of the legendary
MEDICINE HEAD. Among his greatest fans were two other Johns - Peel and Lennon.

John Fiddler myspace:
John Fiddler website:
QUESTION & ANSWER session (prepare your questions!)
Signed numbered limited-edition DVD's of the tour film and personal photos of
Mott the Hoople on tour by Morgan Fisher will be on sale.

No advance sales. Tickets will be on sale at the door.

Click here to go to a Facebook page where you can ask questions or tell us if you're coming.

Dates: October 5 & 6, 2009
Times: 1.30 until approx. 4.00pm
Admission: £20
Drinks and snacks available from the bar.

Venue: The Regal Room, upstairs at The Distillers pub
64 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9PH
(close to Hammersmith tube station)

Click here for access map.

Blue Weaver's website:
Mick Bolton's website:

BACKTRACKS AND ABSTRACTS - Morgan Fisher Photography Exhibition

Morgan Fisher has been a keen photographer since childhood and in recent years has held several
exhibitions in Japan, the country where he has been living since 1985.
This short exhibition, his first in England, covers two distinct periods from his long photographic journey.

NOTE: Morgan will be in the gallery most of the time to meet, sign and chat.
Drinks and snacks will be available from the bar.

Never-before-seen personal photographs of Mott the Hoople (and Mott) members and crew backstage,
in the studio and on the road, 1974-76. Plus grainy, charismatic stills taken from Morgan's
Mott in America 1974 tour film, shot on a 1950's Bolex 8mm camera.
These photographs will be available for sale as limited-edition 11in x 16in prints, signed by Morgan Fisher.
The tour film will also be available as signed limited-edition DVD's with some extra video material.

In recent years Morgan has evolved a fascinating way to create abstract images in the camera. He calls these beautiful images Light Paintings. They are creating interest in Japan and the USA, and for the first time can now be seen in the UK. People have described them as visual music - not surprising for images that have come from the mind of a man whose career has taken him into many unusual areas of music in addition to his more publicised Mott adventures. Archive quality limited-edition signed prints can be ordered at the gallery.

Click here to go to a Facebook page where you can ask questions or tell us if you're coming.

Dates: October 1 & 2, 2009
(actually continues till Oct. 3 - see next event)
Times: 12.00 until 5.00pm
Admission: free

Venue: The Troubadour Gallery
1st floor, 267 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JA
Tel: 020-7370-1434

Click here for map & directions

The Troubadour is a historic gallery and cafe. A magnet for musos, beats and intellectuals since the 50's, Bob Dylan played his first London concert there (read the fascinating history page on their website).

Boogaloo Dudes: FAB! (Film-Art-Book)
Celebrating Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople and the photography of Morgan Fisher

This event celebrates the launch of the new edition of Mick Ronson - The Spider With the Platinum Hair.
This book, written by two dedicated fans, documents the extraordinary life of Mott the Hoople's last guitarist and David Bowie's right-hand man, Mick Ronson, who tragically passed away in 1993. In the making of this book, authors Weird and Gilly interviewed over fifty family members, close friends and colleagues of Mick. The first edition (2003) has already acquired cult status. This new edition honours the guitar hero even more lavishly.
Publisher: Independent Music Press. Now available to pre-order at Amazon.

The event also includes:
Mick Ronson film show & other video surprises presented by Spontanuity and Suzi Ronson.
Continuing Backtracks & Abstracts photography exhibition by Mott the Hoople keyboardist Morgan Fisher.
This is a unique opportunity to hang out and have a drink and a chat with Mott/Ronno lovers in a great atmosphere - and you never know who is going to drop in!
More information here:

Date: October 3, 2009
Time: 12.00 until 4.00pm
Admission: free

Venue: The Troubadour Gallery
1st floor, 267 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JA
Tel: 020-7370-1434

Click here for map & directions

NOTE: The artists and authors will be on site for the celebration, as will Mick Ronson discographer, Sven Gusevik.
Drinks and snacks will be available from the bar.