By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces. Despite expanding their sound on the classic 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake' album the previous year, Marriott's heart just wasn't in it as the new year was getting underway. "I've changed in myself and the group has changed as things have happened to us," Marriott told an interviewer in September of 1968. His participation would come to an end by March of 1969.
The Faces ended their short life in December of 1975. Sprouted from the ashes of the Small Faces after Steve Marriott left the group to form Humble Pie, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones recruited Ron Wood and Rod Stewart (both recently exited from the Jeff Beck Group) to comprise a true powerh
The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio, will be making its way to the masses via HBO this Saturday, May 5 (9:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The special will feature highlights from the evening including inductions, speeches, performances, tributes and so on.
Steven Van Zandt, he of the E Street Band, 'the Sopranos' and the 'Underground Garage,' made time to find his way to Cleveland to induct the Small Faces & the Faces into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last Saturday evening (Apr. 14). His speech was a bubbling spiel delivered by an obvious fan of the band(s) he was inducting.
As Ronnie Wood noted, the lead vocalists for the legendary bands slated for induction at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony were “dropping like flies" in the days leading up to the event. However the rest of the musicians, including Wood's former band the Faces, managed to make it a memorable night anyway.