I was lucky enough to catch one of Motts reunion gigs during 2013 in aid of Alzheimers at the Manchester Apollo. Dale was too ill to perform by then, but he was able to stand on the end aisle with the fans, and join the band for the encore.
Mott The Hoople's name came from a 1967 novel by Willard Manus, and their biggest hit, All the young Dudes was penned by the late David Bowie in 1972, just prior to the band deciding to split . Bowie was a big fan and persuaded them to stay together. Dudes reached number 3 in the UK and led the way to several more hit records during the early seventies.
Terrance Dale Griffin 1949 -2016.
Our sincere condolences to his family.