Ian Hunter Patterson föddes 3 juni 1939 i Oswestry, Shropshire, England. Efter olika musikaliska project blev han 1969 medlem i succeī- bandet Mott The Hoople som låtskrivare, sångare, pianist och gitarrist.

Dom andra originalmedlemmarna var: Mick Ralphs, Pete "Overend" Watts, Dale "Buffin" Griffin & Verden Allen. Senare medlemmar var: Ariel Bender, Morgan Fisher & Mick Ronson.


Broadway-73 special guest: Queen

Bandet hade enorma framgångar med oförglömliga låtar som; Roll Away The Stone, Golden Age Of Rock īNī Roll, Honaloochie Boogie, All The Way From Memphis, Saturday Gigs, All The Young Dudes med flera.

1972 Skrev Ian boken; "Diary of a Rock īnī Roll star", ett dokument över 70-talets rockstjärne liv bakom den glittrande fasaden. Q-Magazine skrev: "This is the greatest music book ever written"


Diary of a RockīnīRoll star

1974 lämnade Ian & Mick Ronson Mott The Hoople för att starta solokarriär. Det första albumet kom 1975 med hitten "Once Bitten Twice Shy". Resten är Rock-historia!


Ian Hunter

Irene Wilde, Broadway, Just Another Night, Cleveland Rocks, Ships, We Gotta Get Out Of Here, Central Parkīn West, Old Records Never Die, All Of The Good Ones Are Taken, Somethingīs Goin On American Music, Invisible Strings, My Revolution, Too Much & Michael Picasso är endast några få av de fantastiska låtar Ian skrev under 70, 80 & 90 talet.


Ian at Dave Letterman Show 2000

Ians musikaliska mångsidighet har gjort att ett oräkneligt antal artister, inom de mest olika genrer har influerats av hans musik. Queen, Kiss, REM, Blur, Motley Crue, Status Quo, Def Leppard, Oasis, Clash, Blue Öyster Cult, Monkees, Sex Pistols, Alphaville, Barry Manilow, Bonnie Tyler, Per Gessle, Magnus Uggla, Mats Ronander, WilmerX & Attentat är några få exempel.


Magnus Uggla         Wilmer X

Ianīs musik har också flitigt förekommit i både biofilmer och TV shower, som t.ex "Alice bor inte här längre", "Teachers", "Breaking the waves", "Up the academy"  och "Drew Carey show".


Alice doesnīt live here anymore

Sommaren 2001 turnerade Ian ihop med Ringo Starr, Roger Hodgson, Sheila E, Howard Jones, Greg Lake & Mark Rivera. Detta har nu släppts på DVD.


Ringo Starr

I januari 2002 hade Ian och hans band en fantastisk spelning i Oslo med en 18 manna stråk-orkester! Denna konsert släpptes på både DVD och CD hösten 2003.

Ian Hunter Patterson was born june 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. After some different musical projects, he became 1969 member of Mott The Hoople as songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist.

The other original members were: Mick Ralphs, Pete "Overend" Watts, Dale "Buffin" Griffin & Verden Allen. Later members were: Ariel Bender, Morgan Fisher &  Mick Ronson.


Mott The Hoople in the mid-70īs

The band had enormus success with unforgettable songs like; Roll Away The Stone, Golden Age Of Rock īNī Roll, Honaloochie Boogie, All The Way From Memphis, Saturday Gigs, All The Young Dudes and many more.

1972 Ian wrote the book; "Diary of a Rock īnī Roll star", a documentary of the 70īs rockstar lifestyle behind the glittering facade. Q-Magazine wrote: "This is the greatest music book ever written".


Q-Magazine wrote this!

1974 Ian & Mick Ronson left Mott The Hoople for a solo career. The first album came 1975 with the smash hit "Once Bitten Twice Shy". The rest is Rock-History!


Mick Ronson

Irene Wilde, Broadway, Just Another Night, Cleveland Rocks, Ships, We Gotta Get Out Of Here, Central Parkīn West, Old Records Never die, All Of The Good Ones Are Taken, Somethingīs Goin On, American Music, Invisible Strings, My Revolution, Too Much & Michael Picasso is only a few of those great songs Ian wrote through the 70īs, 80īs & the 90īs.


Ian & David Bowie at Wembley 1992

Ianīs musical versatility have made an uncountable number of artists, in the most different genres influenced by his music. Queen, Kiss, REM, Blur, Motley Crue, Status Quo, Def Leppard, Oasis, Clash, Blue Öyster Cult, Monkees, Sex Pistols, Alphaville, Barry Manilow, Bonnie Tyler, Per Gessle, Magnus Uggla, Mats Ronander, WilmerX & Attentat are only a few example.


Queen            Def Leppard

Ianīs music has also frequently beeing used in both movies and TV shows, for example: "Alice doesnīt live here any more", "Teachers", "Breaking the waves", "Up the academy" and "Drew Carey show".


Drew Carey Show

The summer of 2001 was Ian touring with Ringo Starr, Roger Hodgson, Sheila E, Howard Jones, Greg Lake & Mark Rivera. This is now released on DVD.


Ian Hunter & The Trondheim Soloist

In january 2002 Ian and his band had a great concert in Oslo with an 18 man string- orchestra! This concert was released both as DVD and CD in the autumn of 2003.