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Roll Away The Stone – Mott The Hoople

This track by Mott The Hoople spent five weeks in the UK top 10 in 1973 and 1974.

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Forty years ago this week, Roll away the stone by Mott The Hoople was at its highest position of number 8 in the UK singles chart for the first of two weeks in its third week in the top 40 and first in the top 10. After two weeks at its peak position, the song fell to number 9 for a final three weeks in the top 10. A further five weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

Roll away the stone was released on the CBS record label and was the last of three UK top 10 hits for Mott The Hoople. It was included on the gold-selling album The hoople, which peaked at number 11 in the UK albums chart in 1974.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 8 December 1973

  1. I love you love me loveGary Glitter

  2. Paper rosesMarie Osmond

  3. You won’t find another fool like meNew Seekers

  4. My coo ca chooAlvin Stardust

  5. Let me inOsmonds

  6. Dyna-miteMud

  7. LamplightDavid Essex

  8. Roll away the stoneMott The Hoople

  9. Why, oh why, oh whyGilbert O’Sullivan

  10. Do you wanna dance?Barry Blue

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