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  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Composers & Musicians
  • Language:English
  • Pages:293
  • eBook ISBN:9781624886690

All The Rage

My high life with the Small Faces, the Faces, the Rolling Stones and many more

by Ian McLagan

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Overview

My high life with the Small Faces, the Faces, the Rolling Stones and many more.

Description

My high life with the Small Faces, the Faces, the Rolling Stones and many more.

About the author

Ian McLagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller. The man known as 'Mac' just carries on creating genuine rock’n’roll with his Bump Band as well as musically aid and abet a marquee line-up of truly blue ribbon talent that he has toured and recorded with: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, David Lindley, Ronnie Wood, Paul Westerberg, Billy Bragg, Patty Griffin & Warren Haynes, to name some of the notables that McLagan has worked with over his four-plus decade career. He has also etched his distinctive musical talents onto the playlist of rock’n’roll history co-writing such Faces hits as Cindy Incidentally, You're So Rude and Three Button Hand Me Down. His Wurlitzer electric piano is heard on everything from Stay With Me by the Faces to the smash hit Miss You by The Rolling Stones, and Mac's trademark Hammond B-3 organ is featured on the Small Faces classic Itchycoo Park and Rod Stewart's Maggie May and You Wear It Well. McLagan entered the music game in Swinging London in the mid-1960s, and you can read all about it in his vivid and delightful memoir, All The Rage, a book that The Express hailed as “One of the best music books in years.” He ascended from the Small Faces to the Faces when Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart joined the band. The rollicking Faces ruled 1970s album radio and sales charts as well as the stadiums, arenas and festivals around the world, leaving countless satisfied fans, many wild tales and more than a few quivering hotel managers in their wake. Whether McLagan is singing, writing and playing his own music or as the go-to guy for a session or tour, he has been and remains the quintessence of rock’n’roll. Since he cut his debut solo album, Troublemaker, in 1979 — with two Rolling Stones (Keith Richards and Ron Wood) and a Beatle (Ringo Starr) among the players — McLagan has been making music in his own right that carries on the British rock tradition that he helped establish with the Small Faces and Faces on the albums Bump In The Night (1980), Best Of British (2000), Rise & Shine! (2004), Spiritual Boy: An Appreciation of Ronnie Lane, (2006), Never Say Never (2008), and his latest recording, United States (2014) released on Yep Roc Records. Since McLagan moved to Austin in 1994, the Bump Band has included the cream of the city’s best players: 'Scrappy' Jud Newcomb, one of Austin’s busiest and best guitarists, bassist Jon Notarthomas & drummer Conrad Choucroun. Awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award in 1996 for his outstanding contributions to British music, inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2004, and inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, McLagan is beloved by musicians and music lovers alike. He produced the Faces four CD boxed set, Five guys walk into a bar... for Rhino Records, and received a rare honor on April 6th, 2006, when it was proclaimed Ian 'Mac' McLagan Day in Austin Texas. But rather than rest on his laurels, Ian McLagan continues to do what he has always done best: rock’n’roll.

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