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  • Bass Transcription: Ronnie Lane’s Bass Line on “Itchycoo Park” by The Small Faces

    Bass Transcription: Ronnie Lane’s Bass Line on “Itchycoo Park” by The Small Faces

    Ronnie Lane was born in Plaistow in East London on April 1st 1946. As a teenager, his father had encouraged him to play the guitar as “he’d always have a friend”. At first, he played skiffle, a type of rough country blues popular in the UK in the early 1960s, but he was also influenced... »

  • Small Faces Decca Years Box Set Released

    Small Faces Decca Years Box Set Released

    The Small Faces, the 1960s band that evolved from mod to psychedelic in four short years before retooling its lineup and transforming into The Faces, has received the box set treatment for its 1965-67 tenure with Decca Records. Led by bassist/co-songwriter Ronnie Lane and guitarist/co-songwriter Steve Marriott, the British band, in its Decca days, was... »

  • Flea joins The Faces reunion tour

    It looks like the Faces reunion is really going to happen, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea holding down the low end. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Ronnie Wood said “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s like no time has passed by. There’s a lot... »