Mott the Hoople drummer Dale Griffin dies, aged 67

The drummer, who later became a producer of sessions for the John Peel show, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for nine years

Mott the Hoople drummer Dale Griffin has died, aged 67, after suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years. He died in his sleep on Sunday night, according to Mott’s manager, Peter Purnell.

“Dale was a nice, well-spoken man and a brilliant drummer, it’s unbelievable that he’s gone,” Mott keyboard player Verden Allen told the Hereford Times. “I suppose in some ways it’s a release for him now – he had suffered for many years.”

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