Friday, April 1, 2011

Ronnie Lane

Today would have been Ronnie Lane's sixty-fifth birthday.
He was the heart of the Faces, leader of a traveling circus, a court jester and an April Fool.


"April Fool" mp3
by Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane, 1977.
available on Rough Mix

"Flags And Banners" mp3
by The Faces, 1973.
available on Ooh La La

"Sweet Virginia" mp3
by Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, 1974,
from You Never Can Tell: The BBC Sessions
out of print

"Ooh La La" mp3
by Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, 1973,
from You Never Can Tell: The BBC Sessions
out of print

"You Never Can Tell" mp3
from You Never Can Tell: The BBC Sessions
out of print


Coop said...

Debris is one of my all time favourite songs and Ronnie's solo stuff is so overlooked it's criminal. Happy Birthday Plonk.

Come and check our podcasts, there should be plenty for you to enjoy. Love to swap links too, I've added you to our blogroll.

Mr Lucky Doubles said...

Awww... Thanks for this. Never knew him, still miss him.

David Belbin said...

Thanks a lot for these, much appreciated. Well done on remembering it would have been his 65th.

FurryBootsCityBoy said...

A great musician - sorely missed. Happy Birthday Mr Lane.

FreeRange Music said...

Thank you so much. I saw the Faces in in 1974. Ronnie Wood pushed a drinks trolley on stage and then the band played. Just fantastic.

shadreck said...

Saw him twice, once with the faces and then at the Roundhouse with Slim Chance. Great stuff!

Thanks for reminding us all of his talents.

dee_seejay said...

Cheers, lovely post - one of my favourite Ronnie tunes.

plasticsun said...

Thanks so much for this post - listening to these tunes in my car on my way to work convinced me (temporarily at least)that everything was alright in the world.

D. said...

Wowee! I love Ronnie - and have ever since I heard Rough Mix, oh, about 30 years ago -- several years later, I had to follow his career backwards to see he had such a stellar body of work. Picked up the Faces box set recently (it has the best playing Ron Wood ever did). I am amazed that I hadn't heard most of these - I should buy that BBC Sessions. I have a disc of later recordings made in Austin, compiled by Mac after Ronnie's death.