One of the most important bands of the late '60s and early '70s! The rock act that made a stray Bowie song into an anthem for a generation and beyond! a singer with recognizable hair and ever-present shades! Mott the Hoople are perhaps known to all music fans, but what of their story? the Ballad of Mott the Hoople is a feature length documentary that tells the story of of one of England's most cherished rock 'n' roll bands. The film brings the band's story to life through a stunning combination of rare and unseen archive footage, their magnificent music and the testimony of band members Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Dale "Buffin" Griffin, Luther Grosvenor aka Ariel Bender, Morgan Fisher plus other associates 'and witnesses, including the Clash's Mick Jones, Queen's Roger Taylor and Mott "Sea divers" fanclub president Kris Needs.