Mott The Hoople’s Buffin Laid To Rest

Mott The Hoople drummer Dale “Buffin” Griffin was laid to rest in Herefordshire with more than 100 friends and family in attendance. Griffin died on January 17 at the age of 67 in a care home in Wales. According to the Hereford Times, Mott the Hoople keyboardist Verden Allen recalled a chat he and Buffin had in London when the band signed their first record deal.More »

By on February 17, 2016

Mott The Hoople drummer Dale “Buffin” Griffin was laid to rest in Herefordshire with more than 100 friends and family in attendance. Griffin died on January 17 at the age of 67 in a care home in Wales. According to the Hereford Times, Mott the Hoople keyboardist Verden Allen recalled a chat he and Buffin had in London when the band signed their first record deal. The drummer remarked, “I’m not cut out for this rock and roll business.” Allen replied, “I think it’s a bit late for that Buff.” Allen added, “Goodbye to a good friend and colleague and a brilliant drummer. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Thank you Buff for the memories.” Griffin’s partner Jean Smith also spoke at the ceremony and said the couple had many happy years before his Alzheimer’s diagnosis at the age of 58. She said, “He was very special and I will miss him.” Copyright(c) 2016 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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