There are a number of places on the net where Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople fans gather. There is a e-mail discussion list, which is free to anyone with an e-mail account. There is Ian's website and Facebook. And, of course, there are other web-sites also dedicated to Mott, Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson.
If you know of other resources not listed here, then please let me know.
One way to keep in touch with other fans and to hear the latest news is to subscribe to the hunter-mott mailing list, which was set up by fans Rory and Gina Musil. This is a non-commercial discussion/chat list run by fans for fans, to allow everybody to keep in touch. Subscribing is easy: just go to www.yahoogroups.com, fill in a simple form and you'll be added to the list. Subscription costs nothing and is available to anyone with an e-mail address. At the time it was a great way to keep in touch with other Ian Hunter/Mott The Hoople fans. We have several very knowledgeable fans contributing (and one or two members of the band are rumoured to be "lurking" as well), but it has largely been superceded by the forum on Ian Hunter's site and by Facebook.
Please bear in mind that despite the similarity in names (between the list and this website) I am not the list administrator.
I have also been told about a German Ian Hunter discussion forum.
You can't move anywhere these days without there being a Facebook page about something or other, and our boys are no different. There are several Facebook discussion groups relating to Mott and all things related. Sign up and join in the lively discussions that are always going on (and yes, luddite that I am I have finally taken the plunge).
Ian Hunter has a very good site which allows him to keep in touch with fans. There is an active (and at times lively) discussion board and also his "Horse's Mouth" column where he regularly answers questions from fans.
The following are official websites for Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter and related personnel.
Darrell Bath used to have his own site (www.darrellbath.com) but it seems to have gone now. Ditto Casino Steel's website. Unsurprisingly, Dale Griffin's site (buffinthestixslayer.com) is also no more.
The following sites are dedicated to Mott the Hoople and/or Ian Hunter. I have attempted to put them in alphabetical order, either by name of the site (Half Moon Bay, Just a Buzz, Outsider) or of the creator.
I can no longer find Jon Slaven's "Mick Ronson - Only After Dark" site. Ditto Jay Sciascia's music trading pages, Half Moon Bay by Terry Burgess, Rich Manson's Ninety-six Decibel Freaks site and Sandra Loveless' Ian Hunter fan site.
A number of websites aren't dedicated to Mott/Ian as such, but still have great Mott-related content and/or reviews. Check out Brit Rock By The Bay, which has a great feature (and loads of cool photos) of Mott's shows at the Winterland, San Francisco in 1973 and 1974.
The following are links to official record company websites, mostly small independent labels (who invariably seem more clued up than the majors).Adrian Perkins