Ian Hunter & Ian Anderson Come To Non Visual RadioFriday Night From 8-9 p.m. on www.activatemedia.org

By Ed Wrobleski

Host Joe Viglione talks to two great legendary british classic rock artists the first being Ian Hunter of the group Mott The Hoople who scored a huge hit with David Bowie’s penned single “All the young dudes”, the group also had a chance to record but passed on Bowie’s “”Suffragette City”, but Hunter didn’t think the track was good enough for the band and passed on it.

Hunter will talk about his career with Mott the Hoople along with his successful solo career which has been very fruitful for him throughout his career as a songwriter writing but also recording two huge hits one for Barry Manilow which is the tune “Ships”, also the song “Once bitten twice shy” which was actually recorded twice in the 1980s first by teen heart throb Shaun Cassidy which landed on his last album “Wasp” produced by Todd Rundgren, but the hit for this rockin’ track would come a little later on in the eighties for the group Great White. Hunter’s solo career also has landed him a few big tunes for himself including his 2012 single “When I’m President”, and then in 2016 a track he wrote in honor of his friend David Bowie for his passing “Dandy” lead off track on his album Fingers Crossed and also made coolest song in the world for a few weeks on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show.

Ian is currently out on tour with his mates of Mott the Hooople playing close to if not sold out shows in the venues he’s been appearing at. It doesn’t look like this rocker is going to stop performing and recording and why should he with his high energy shows and his current age which will be 80 on June 3rd, to see what Ian is currently up to and such check out his official website for all the current information below, and his full discography with Mott the Hoople and solo career below:

Mott The Hoople Discography:

Mott the Hoople (1969)

Mad Shadows (1970)

Wildlife (1971)

Brain Capers (1971) –

All The Young Dudes (1972)

Mott (1973) –

The Hoople (1974)

Rock And Roll Queen (1974) –

Live (1974)

Old Records Never Die: The Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter Anthology (August 2008) 2-CD set – Mott on one disk, Hunter solo on the other

Ian Hunter Solo Discography:

Ian Hunter (1975)

All American Alien Boy (1976)

Overnight Angels (1977)

You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic (1979)

Welcome to the Club (1980)

Short Back ‘n’ Sides (1981)

All of the Good Ones Are Taken (1983)

YUI Orta (1990) – with Mick Ronson

BBC Live in Concert (1995)

Dirty Laundry (1995)

The Artful Dodger (1996)

Once Bitten Twice Shy (2000)

Missing in Action (2000) (compilation unreleased material)

Rant (2001)

Strings Attached (DVD and CD) (2004)

Just Another Night (DVD, 2004, US release, 2005))

The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin’ But The Truth (DVD and CD) (2005)

Shrunken Heads (2007)

Man Overboard (2009)

When I’m President (2012) – (with The Rant Band) 
Live In The UK 2010 (2014) – (with The Rant Band)

Fingers Crossed (2016) – (with The Rant Band)

Ian Hunter’s Official Website:


Joe’s second guest is Ian Anderson from classic rock band Jethro Tull who also has had a pretty extensive band and solo career just as Ian Hunter has had. Anderson will be talking about his days with Tull on the road, album recording and of course what he’s currently working on . Please be sure to tune in this friday night and give a listen to Non visual radio on:


Ian Anderson’s Official Website:





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