Ronnie Lane
was an English musician, songwriter and record producer
Ronnie Lane
Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Lane was an English musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands; the Small Faces where he was nicknamed "Plonk", (1965–69) – and, after losing the band's frontman, Faces, with two new members added to the line up, who dubbed him "Three-Piece" (1969–73).
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Interview: Kenney Jones, Drummer of Small Faces, Faces With Rod Stewart and The Who, Looks Back (and Forward)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Small Faces were simply the best band I have ever been in or ever likely to be in. -- Kenney Jones, drummer for The Who, 1979-1989. A few weeks back, I interviewed Ian "Mac" McLagan, here on the Huffington Post, keyboardist for the Small Faces, Faces with Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones. The folks who set up the interview at Charly Records, have just released an incredible Small Faces' box set called Here Comes The Nice, available exclusively at Amazon, and were so happy with my "Mac" chat, that they decided I should have a go at his surviving Small Face brother, drummer Kenney Jones. That was more than fine with me. These two men are undiluted heroes to me, members of one of rock's greatest bands of all time, Small Faces. [Trans-Atlantic beeps and books... phone is now ringing]. Kenney: Hello there. Binky: [slightly dazzled]: Hi. Ken, Uhhh, wow. Look, right up front, I'm not really a journalist, I'm a musician. Playing guitar 50 years this February. Kenney: [laughs ...
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Inspectors dogged about wildlife smugglers
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Fish & Wildlife Service has canine help in fight against illegal wildlife trafficking at O'Hare and Midway Bonnie Lane in Elk Grove Village seems an unlikely place to be sniffing around for elephant tusks and black rhinoceros horns brought into the United States from Africa, but Lancer the G-dog "nose" his way around cargo facilities.     
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Sidewalk Radio & SCAD launch Sidewalk Art Project
Atlanta In Town - over 4 years
Sidewalk Radio and SCAD Atlanta are proud to announce the launch of The Sidewalk Art Project,  an audio education experience in which Sidewalk Radio, a monthly show on AM 1690 “The Voice of the Arts”, is incorporated into the curriculum. Students representing the various departments in the School of Fine Arts – printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture and foundation studies – will listen to previously aired episodes of Sidewalk Radio, pick their favorite, and then create an original work of art.  Sidewalk Radio thematically focuses on art, architecture, design, development, city planning and preservation. Episodes feature people, places and things that have had a great impact on and are important to Atlanta’s physical and cultural development. Each student’s original work of art will be featured on a project web site, and be available for viewing and voting by the public. The Top 25 pieces as chosen by voters will be featured in a gallery show, The Sidewalk Art Show. The show’s ...
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Music Review: Small Faces - From The Beginning
Seattle Pi - almost 5 years
Music Review: Small Faces - From The Beginning Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 05:05 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012 The band formed in 1965 and by 1967 their most famous line-up of guitarist Steve Marriott, bassist Ronnie Lane, drummer Kenny Jones, and keyboardist Ian McLagan was set. The foundation of the original release was a series of hit singles issued in their home country where the band was always extremely popular. While their music was catchy in places, the singles represented the increasingly sophisticated nature of their material. Marriott's writing skills and guitar playing were always a little outside the norm and, when combined with the other members, it took on a somewhat quirky psychedelic style, while managing to remain within a rock structure that was commercially appealing and su ...
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Police Blotter: Police Officer Told Resident About Break-In
Hillcrest Patch - almost 5 years
Update: An item was updated to reflect that the man who talked to a Ranchland Drive resident was indeed a Mayfield Heights Police Department detective. A Ranchland Drive woman said at 4:51 p.m. April 24 that an officer stopped by her house and asked if she had seen or heard anything the previous night because there was a break-in at the house behind her on Mayfield Ridge Road. Police initially said there weren't any Mayfield Heights officers going door-to-door and there was no break in reported in the area. However, there had been a break-in on Mayfield Ridge and the woman was told that the detective who visited was seeking followup information. A Ranchland Drive woman called police at 10:09 p.m. April 24 and said an unknown person was entering her house and was removing lingerie. The woman said she would drop off a statement at the police station the next day and was told to keep her doors locked and her cameras on. A woman was arrested on April 24 after trying to make a purchase ...
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Police Blotter: Wrong-Way Driver, a Brotherly Dispute and a Rude Neighbor
Hillcrest Patch - almost 5 years
Police closed a portion of Interstate 271's northbound express lane Saturday morning after receiving a call regarding a driver traveling the wrong direction. The call came in at 1:35 a.m., and an officer soon stopped the vehicle. A semi-truck driver lost one of his two trailers because he swerved to avoid the southbound vehicle. A stretch of the express lane near the Lander Road bridge was closed for about 20 minutes. A Bonnie Lane woman told police on Saturday afternoon that her ex-husband had intentionally caused a motor vehicle crash between the two the previous night in Highland Heights. She added that she had received several voicemails and text messages from him since the collision. She said none of the incidents occurred in Mayfield Heights, but she wanted police to be aware of the situation. She requested extra patrol for the next week. A motorist called police at 2:35 p.m. Saturday after witnessing the driver of a Lexus hit a parked Toyota Camry in a lot on SOM Center Road ...
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Rumer announces new single and album
Doncaster Free Press - almost 5 years
Rumer has announced plans for a brand new single, ‘P.F Sloan’, which will be released via Atlantic Records on May 21. It is the first taster from a new record, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, which is due on May 28, but has already gone Top 10 on Amazon’s pre-orders. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ follows the breakthrough success of Rumer’s debut album, ‘Seasons Of My Soul’, which has sold over a million copies, earned Rumer two Brit nominations and also saw her scoop the Mojo Award for Breakthrough Act. Still, she is in no mood to rest up. With sessions dating back to 2007 (before she was even signed) and completed amidst touring worldwide, Rumer has spent the last year or so quietly completing work on a new album, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’: a stunning collection of lesser-known songs from the 1970’s, all of which were originally sung by men. And it is the mysterious ‘P.F Sloan’ – of the album’s first single, and opening track - who arguably unlocks the meaning of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. Sloan was a huge songwriter in his ow ...
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Rod Stewart to miss Rock Hall induction
NPR - almost 5 years
The Faces frontman's doctors won't let him fly with strep throat.  Billboard reports that the remaining members -- Ron Wood, drummer Kenney Jones and keyboardist Ian McLagan -- broke the news while presenting a copy of the book "Faces 1969-75," to the Rock Hall's Library and Archives. Occasional Faces collaborator Mick Hucknall, lead singer of Simply Red, will take Stewart's place on vocals at Saturday's induction. In 1994, Stewart missed his own Rock Hall induction, as solo artist, due to an earthquake in Los Angeles. The Faces were formed when Stewart and Wood joined the remaining Small Faces (Jones, McLagan and Ronnie Lane) in 1969 after the departure of Small Faces vocalist Steve Marriott.  Lane and Marriot, both deceased, will also be inducted on Saturday. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
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Officials identify body found near Bonnie Lake, two arrested in connection with death
DNews - almost 5 years
Whitman County authorities have made two arrests in connection with the recent discovery of a body in a creek near Bonnie Lake in Whitman County.On March…
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Noted Blues/Rock band to entertain at Newport Bluesday Tuesday - Newport Independent
Google News - over 5 years
After touring worldwide with Ronnie Lane, and spending years touring with Michael Burks, Lance moved to Arkansas. Lance and Jimmy cover the rhythm section, allowing guitarist Pitts to work his magic. 2011 marks the 12th European tour for the Joe Pitts
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St. Mary's County warns of potential dam failure - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Roads that are affected include: Indian Bridge Rd in the Great Mills area, Point Lookout Road in the Great Mills area, Knott Drive, Onion Fields Lane, Western Branch Lane, Montgomery Lane, Flat Iron Road, Goddard Road, Ronnie Lane, Poppy's Way,
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A welcome face comes back to town - Herald.ie
Google News - over 5 years
The Small Faces, with McLagan joining Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones, forged a particularly British fusion of pop and soul and moved from the near-perfect rush of All or Nothing to the ambitious Itchycoo Park, The Universal and Tin
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Bottle Rockets - jambands.com
Google News - over 5 years
Or let yourself get caught up in the Ronnie Lane-like sweetness of “Kit Kat Clock” which manages to wrap an arm around the shoulders of both the young and the old. If you're a longtime Bottle Rocket fan, there's plenty here to love
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Ian McLagan: The Bullingdon Arms, Oxford - Oxford Times
Google News - over 5 years
They were not only a band who could give The Who and The Rolling Stones a run for their money, The Faces had both Rod Stewart and, in the late Ronnie Lane, one of our most under-rated songwriters. Starting the set with Hello Old Friend, McLagan told us
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David Waddell & Hellbound Train spielen am 11. August - Stadtmagazin Norderstedt
Google News - over 5 years
David arbeitete auch mit dem legendären Ronnie Lane. Er freundete sich mit Blaze Foley an, mit dem er „Live at the Outhouse“ einspielte. Diese Aufnahme erreichte den 9. Platz unter den besten zehn TEXAS-Platten aller Zeiten
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Preview of Ian McLagan date at The Bullingdon Arms, Oxford - Oxford Times
Google News - over 5 years
But in addition to talking about his life with Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Steve Marriot and Ronnie Lane, Mac has been on world tours with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. A bar will always be the place that many associate with the Faces
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Rock 'n' roller still swinging - Bristol Evening Post
Google News - over 5 years
"I play some of my songs, a few new ones, but with a tilt of the hat to Small Faces, Faces and Ronnie Lane. You'll have to be there!" McLagan entered the music game in Swinging London of the mid-Sixties. "I was always passionate about music," he tells
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Ronnie Wood Saved By The Faces - National Ledger
Google News - over 5 years
By Staff The 'Stay With Me' singers got back together last year, with Mick Hucknall replacing original frontman Rod Steward and Glen Matlock in place of late bassist Ronnie Lane, and the new singer is convinced their concerts gave the guitarist,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ronnie Lane
    FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 50
    The Ocean Colour Scene song "Travellers Tune" on their 1997 studio album Marchin' Already was inspired by and written in the memory of Ronnie Lane, a strong influence on the group, which appeared at the tribute concert for Ronnie Lane.
    More Details Hide Details Likewise Lane had been such a source of inspiration to the members of Poi Dog Pondering that they created a tribute page for him and in 1995 band member Susan Voelz covered Lane's song, "Glad and Sorry" on her 1995 album, Summer Crashing, "out of her respect and affection for Ronnie Lane". In 2000, Paul Weller recorded "He's the Keeper", a song dedicated to Lane's memory. An album of live and in-studio recordings from Lane's Austin days was later culled, and released as Live in Austin. A street was named after him, "Ronnie Lane", in Manor Park in 2001. In January 2006 BBC Four broadcast an extensive documentary about Lane, The Passing Show that had been in preparation since 2000 and included footage of vintage concerts by the Faces and Slim Chance. In October 2006 the documentary was also shown on BBC Two.
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    Ride recorded 'A Trip Down Ronnie Lane' as a b-side to their final single 'Black Nite Crash' in 1996.
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  • 1994
    Age 47
    In 1994 Ronnie and his wife Susan moved to the small town of Trinidad, Colorado.
    More Details Hide Details Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood continued to fund his medical care because no royalties from the Small Faces' work was forthcoming until Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan were eventually able to secure payments, by which time Steve Marriott had died in a house fire and Lane had also died.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    His last performance was in 1992 at a Ronnie Wood gig alongside Ian McLagan.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1984
    Age 37
    Lane emigrated to Texas, USA, in 1984 (first to Houston, then Austin), where the climate was more beneficial to his health and he continued playing, writing, and recording.
    More Details Hide Details He formed an American version of Slim Chance, which was, as always, a loose-knit conglomeration of available musicians. For much of the time, membership included Alejandro Escovedo. For close to a decade Lane enjoyed "rock royalty" status in the Austin area. He toured Japan but his health continued to decline.
  • 1983
    Age 36
    In 1983 his girlfriend Boo Oldfield contacted Glyn Johns with a view to organising a concert to help fund Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis.
    More Details Hide Details Johns was already arranging Clapton's Command Performance for Prince Charles so they decided to book the Royal Albert Hall for a further two nights and host a benefit concert. The resulting ARMS Charity Concerts. featured Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Andy Fairweather-Low, Steve Winwood, Ray Cooper, James Hooker, Fernando Saunders, Chris Stainton, Tony Hymas, Simon Phillips and others. With the addition of Joe Cocker and Paul Rodgers they toured the US.
  • 1979
    Age 32
    During the recording of Rough Mix, Lane's multiple sclerosis was diagnosed. Nonetheless he toured, wrote and recorded (with Eric Clapton among others) and in 1979 released another album, See Me, which features several songs written by Lane and Clapton.
    More Details Hide Details Around this time Lane travelled the highways and byways of England and lived a 'passing show' modern nomadic life in full Gypsy traveller costume and accommodation.
  • 1977
    Age 30
    His ensuing album with Pete Townshend, Rough Mix, produced by Glyn Johns, which was released in 1977, was lauded as contender for best album of the year by many critics, but the label did not promote it and sales were lackluster.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 29
    In late 1976 he joined a short-lived reformation of Small Faces but quit after two rehearsals, to be replaced by Rick Wills (who later played alongside former Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones in the Jones Gang).
    More Details Hide Details However, Lane had signed a contract with Atlantic Records as part of the Small Faces, and was informed that he owed the company an album.
  • 1975
    Age 28
    He was replaced by Tetsu Yamauchi but tellingly, the group made no further studio albums following Lane's departure and split in 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 26
    In 1973 Ronnie Lane moved to Fishpool Farm in the village of Hyssington, Montgomeryshire, Wales, just over the border from England, off the Shrewsbury to Bishop's Castle road.
    More Details Hide Details With Ronnie already beginning to feel the effects of MS, he moved back to London in the late 70s. After leaving the Faces, Lane formed his own band, Slim Chance, who recorded the singles "How Come" (UK No. 11) and "The Poacher" (UK No. 36) and the album Anymore for Anymore, showcasing a blend of British rock, folk and country music. The original line-up of this band included Scottish singer-songwriters Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle, who provided harmony vocals and played a variety of instruments including keyboards, accordion, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. They left in May 1974 to continue their career as a duo, though they would appear on 1977's Rough Mix as guests. After initial success he commenced a tour called "The Passing Show", touring the UK as a carnival complete with tents and barkers. Viv Stanshall, from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, served briefly as ringmaster (of sorts). Lane moved to Island Records and issued Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance and One for the Road.
    Unhappy due to poor reviews of the album and Stewart's lack of commitment, Lane quit in 1973, making his last appearance at the Sundown Theatre in Edmonton, London, on 4 June.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    Lane formed the Faces with McLagan, Jones, Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details He shared primary songwriting duties with Rod Stewart, composing, or co-composing, many of their best-loved pieces and taking a central role during the recording of their fourth and final album, Ooh La La, particularly, as the band's front man Rod Stewart focused on his own solo career.
  • 1968
    Age 21
    At least a dozen successful songs credit Lane, and the 1968 concept album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake features songs co-written by Lane with one exception.
    More Details Hide Details The album stayed at number one on the UK Albums Chart for six weeks. The band disbanded in 1969 as Marriott left the group. The group reformed during the late 1970s but Lane did not join them.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 18
    The Small Faces consisted of Lane on bass guitar, Marriott as guitarist and lead vocalist, Kenney Jones as drummer, and Winston on keyboards. (The name "Small" was chosen as they were all under 5'5" in height.) They made their debut in 1965, with Ian McLagan replacing Winston in November 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Lane and Marriott began writing hit songs consistently, including "Itchycoo Park" and "All or Nothing".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on April 1, 1946.
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