The Small Faces

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Info and Intro

Formed out of London, England, in 1965 by Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston, although by 1966 Winston was replaced by Ian McLagan as the band's keyboardist.

They are remembered as being one of the most acclaimed and influential Mod acts of all time.

Their biggest hits were tunes like;-

  • "Itchycoo Park"
  • "Lazy Sunday"
  • "All or Nothing"
  • "Tin Soldier"

Then their concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, started them on a path that took them to become one of the UK's most successful Psychedelic Rock acts before they split up in 1969.

Later days/Influence

After they disbanded, Marriott went on to form Humble Pie, and the remaining three members were joined by Ronnie Wood as guitarist, and Rod Stewart as their lead vocalist, both at the time were formally of The Jeff Beck Group, Wood has also worked with The Rolling Stones, the Birds, the Creation, Eric Clapton, the New Barbarians, and others. This new line-up was given the title of The Faces, apart from in North America, where this group's first, and only album, was credited to The Small Faces, a practice which has carried on with all subsequent North American reissues of the album to this day.

A revived version of the original Small Faces existed from 1975 to 1978.

This band are cited by many as being one of the major influences upon Britpop/Indie of the late '80s/early '90s. Despite the fact the band were together for a mere four years as their original incarnation, the Small Faces' music output from the mid to late sixties remains among one of the most acclaimed Britpop/Mod, as well Psychedelic Rock artists of that era, a rare achievement for any band.

Albums List

1) Small Faces (1966)

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2) From The Beginning (1967)

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3) Small Faces (1967)

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4) Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968)

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5) The Autumn Stone (1969)

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6) Playmates (1977)

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7) 78 in the Shade (1978)

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Members Name Check

  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion, vocals (1965–1969, 1975–1978)
  • Steve Marriott – vocals, guitar, harmonica (1965–1969, 1975–1978; died 1991)
  • Ronnie Lane – bass, vocals (1965–1969, 1975; died 1997)
  • Jimmy Winston – keyboards, vocals, guitar (1965)
  • Ian McLagan – keyboards, vocals (1965–1969, 1975–1978; died 2014)
  • Rick Wills – bass, vocals (1976–1978)
  • Jimmy McCulloch – guitar (1977; died 1979)

External Links

www.thesmallfaces.com