While I was typing the above I have on BBC Radio 4. The obituary programm is on & they have just announced that Pete "Overend" Watts, the bassist with Mott the Hoople has died.
They have just described him as one of the founders of Glam Rock. My excuse is that I was a fan way before that phase!!
One of my favourite bands of the 70s.
RIP Overend Watts.