Today is the birthday of Ian Hunter born on this day in 1946. He
joined Mott The Hoople after they were signed to Island Records and
became the center-point of the group with his blatant Dylan styling.
In 1974 he and Mick Ronson both left the group to pursue solo careers.
His Diary Of A Rock Star is an autobiographical account of
their 1972 US tour. His solo album All American Boy was
well-received, followed by 1979's Your Never Alone With A
Schizophrenic, and 1990's lyrically ambitious Yui Orta.It's
also the birthday of Suzie Quatro, Mickey Finn (T Rex), Michael Clarke
(The Byrds), and Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd).