Mott The Hoople's Dale 'Buffin' Griffin Laid To Rest
(Classic Rock) 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.
He had Alzheimer's disease. His funeral was held at Priory Church of St Mary in Usk on Monday (February 15), with Mott The Hoople keyboard player Verden Allen among those to pay tribute.
According to the Hereford Times, 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." Read more here.
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