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The Small Faces was a British rock group from the 1960s. Together with The Who they played a significant role in the Mod era. The members were Steve Marriott,Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Jimmy Winston.
Their debut single, "Whatcha Gonna Do About It", written by Ian Samwell, was released in 1965, and was a minor hit in its own country. Their next single, "I've Got Mine", took out the charts not, and Winston left the band. Ian McLagan took his place, and they had a big hit in England with "Sha-La-La-La-Lee", a song by Mort Shuman. The Small Faces had a first highlight of their popularity in August 1966 when All Or Nothing took out the top of the UK charts, in retrospect their only number-one single domestically.
Their first album, Small Faces, was released in 1966 and turned out very successful. Decca Records in early 1967 they exchanged for Immediate Records label by Rolling Stones' producer Andrew ' Lye ' Oldham. In the famous Summer of Love they released the song from where they still known for its: "Itchycoo Park". This psychedelic song was characterized by an early use of phasing. The successor "Tin Soldier" goes through as one of the most powerful rock songs of all time.
In 1968 they released their fourth album now, Ogdens ' Nut Gone Flake, whose one side was based on a fairy tale. The album received excellent reviews, obtained in England the first place and providing a second highlight in their career. On the album also came the previously successful hit single "Lazy Sunday" to stand. The meaning "Lazy sunday afternoon... I've got no mind to worry, close my eyes and drift away .... " gives a striking picture of the flower power period. The LP put out in a round cover. This case could be open and gave then to see the inside of a tobacco box, complete with a pack of rolling papers. Were further expanded four black-and-white photos of the individual group members, which is somewhat visible hiding went behind a curtain of cigarette smoke.
Then brought the Small Faces two more singles, but neither the drawling and folksy "The Universal" neither the heartbreaking "Afterglow of your love" could match the commercial success of "Lazy Sunday".
When Marriott suddenly left the band in 1969 to, with Peter Frampton (ex-The Herd), the super group to set up Humble Pie , the other members tried to continue the Small Faces and recruited to Rod Stewart andRon Wood. Soon after, they changed their name to The Faces. In the first half of the 1970s they scored, especially live, a lot of success. Stewarts solo career came in the foreground growing progressively more and more.
In 1977 came Small Faces for short time back together, without Ronnie Lane. Rick Wills replaced him on bass. Wills later went on to play bass for 13 years at Foreigner.
Most songs of the Small Faces were written by singer-guitarist Steve Marriott and bassist Ronnie ' Plonk ' Lane. This talented tandem has been around for quite some time d.: Marriott died in a house fire in 1991, Lane died in 1997 to multiple sclerosis.
"Small Faces" is also the name of a British film from 1996, directed by Gillies MacKinnon. The film is set in Glasgow in the year 1968, but is not related to the group.
- Steve Marriott -vocals, guitar (1965 – 1969, 1975 – 1978)
- Ronnie Lane -bass, backing vocals (1965 – 1969, 1975)
- Jimmy Winston -keys (1965)
- Kenney Jones -drums (1965 – 1969, 1975 – 1978)
- Ian McLagan -keyboards, vocals (1966 – 1969, 1975 – 1978)
- Rick Wills -bass guitar (1976 – 1978)
- Jimmy McCulloch -guitar (1977)
- Small Faces (Decca 1966)
- From the Beginning (Decca 1967)
- Small Faces (Immediate 1967)
- Ogdens ' Nut Gone Flake (Immediate, 1968)
- The Autumn Stone (Immediate 1969, compilation)
- Magic Moments (Immediate 1976, compilation)
- Playmates (Atlantic 1977)
- 78 in the Shade (Atlantic 1978)
- Watcha gonna do about it /what's a matter baby (Decca 1965)
- I've got mine /it's too late (Decca 1965)
- Sha la la la lee /Grow your own (Decca 1966)
- Hey girl /Almost grown (Decca 1966)
- All or nothing /understanding (Decca 1966)
- My mind's eye /I can't dance with you (Decca 1966)
- I can't make it /Just passing (Decca 1967)
- Patterns /E too D (Decca 1967)
- Here come the nice /Talk to you (Immediate 1967)
- Itchycoo Park /I'm only dreaming (Immediate 1967)
- Tin soldier /I feel much better (Immediate 1967)
- Lazy Sunday /Rollin' over (Immediate, 1968)
- The Universal /Donkey rides, a penny a glass (Immediate, 1968)
- Afterglow of your love /Wham bam, thank you man (Immediate, 1968)
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|All or nothing||1009||1243||1031||1212||1412||1177||1162||1157||1564||1266||1283||1526||1621||1756||1651|