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Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood in The Faces

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The Faces- British rock music band (founded 1969 and disbanded 1975).

 The Faces were a fairly popular British rock band whose members are actually more famous for their post-Faces careers. Formed in 1969 as a blend of members from two other successful rock bands, the Small Faces (Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Ian McLagan) and the Jeff Beck Group (Rod Stewart and Ron Wood) .

The Faces released four studio albums and one live album, along with five compilation albums.

Video of The Faces playing "Stay With Me" Live in London, 1971

In some senses, The Faces were a rock "Super-Group," or a band made up of already well-known rockers. But after their breakup, the individual Faces actually attained greater fame, and a greater audience as they joined other groups or embarked on solo careers. Both Ron Wood and Ian McLagan went to work for the Rolling Stones, with Wood eventually becoming a member of the Stones. Kenny Jones joined the Who as a replacement for drummer Keith Moon, who died tragically. Rod Stewart, of course, went on to solo stardom and, with the possible exception of his friend, Ron Wood, is the best known of the former Faces.

 The Faces

Rod Steward, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood, Kenny Jones, and Ian McLagan were The Faces

The Faces and the Small Faces were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2012. While Rod Stewart was unable to attend due to health concerns, The Faces did perform with Mick Huxnall of Simply Red standing in for vocals. Below is a photo of Ronnie Wood on stage with Slash of Guns 'N Roses, another 2012 Hall of Fame inductee band.

Ron Wood and Slash

Ronnie Wood and Slash at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Jam

The Faces Discography:

First Step (1970)

Long Player (1971)

A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse (1971)

Ooh La La (1973)

Coast to Coast: Overture and Beginners (1974)

 

The Faces Links and Resources:

 The Faces--Official Website

Ronnie Wood--Official Website

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Video of The Faces playing Sweet Little Rock 'N Roller with Keith Richards (guest guitarist)

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The Faces Original Lineup

Rod Stewart - Vocals (1969-)

Kenney Jones - Drums and percussion (1969-)

Ron Wood - Lead guitar (1969-)

Ronnie Lane - Bass (1969-1973)

Ian McLagan-Keyboards (1969-)

Other Faces Members

Tetsu Yamauchi--Bass (1973-1975)-replaced Ronnie Lane

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