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Music: Faces
The Faces in 1970, From left to right: Rod Stewart, Kenney Jones, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Mickey Mouse and Ronnie Lane.

The Faces were an English Rock & Roll group which included members from The Jeff Beck Group and The Small Faces. Their music was often raucous and raw-sounding, and they quickly gained a reputation as rock and roll wild men. They recorded four very popular albums and released a few hit singles before splitting up in 1975, amidst accuastions that Rod Stewart was keeping all of the best new material for his own solo career. Ron Wood later joined The Rolling Stones, while Kenney Jones teamed up with The Who after the death of Keith Moon.

Noted for their influence on Punk Rock and Britpop, the group was inactive for over thirty years in spite of several near reunions that never quite got the whole line-up back together. They finally reformed in 2009 with bassist Glen Matlock filling in for the late Ronnie Lane and lead vocals handled by Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall.

Principal Members:

  • Mick Hucknall - lead vocals (2009-Present)
  • Kenney Jones - drums, percussion (1969-1975, 1986, 1993, 2009-Present)
  • Ronnie Lane - bass, guitar, backing and lead vocals, percussion (1969-1973, 1986, died 1997)
  • Glen Matlock - bass (2010-Present)
  • Ian McLagen - piano, organ, keyboard, harmonium, vocals (1969-1975, 1986, 1993, 2009-Present)
  • Rod Stewart - lead vocals, banjo, guitar (1969-1975, 1986, 1993)
  • Ronnie Wood - guitar, vocals, harmonica, bass (1969-1976, 1986, 1993, 2009-Present)
  • Tetsu Yamauchi - bass (1973-1975)

Studio and Live Discography:

  • 1970 - First Step
  • 1971 - Long Player
  • 1971 - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse
  • 1973 - Ooh La La
  • 1974 - Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners

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