By: Gary Graff
There are only two Small Faces still living, but that won't keep them from getting together to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary in 1965.
Keyboardist Ian McLagan tells us that he and drummer Kenney Jones have been talking about commemorating the group's golden anniversary in 2015, possibly recruiting some all-star friends and admirers to fill in for late members Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane:
“Kenney and I have been talking; in two years' time it'll be the 50th anniversary of the Small Faces. We would like to tour. Kenney's thinking on a small level, but I think it could be bigger than we think. I'm gonna speak to Paul Weller (the Jam, Style Council) and see if he might be interested in touring with us, and maybe Noel Gallagher (Oasis). I don't know; they're two fans and they're two friends who love the Small Faces, and it would be nice to honor them.”
McLagen says he and Jones might also approach Ron Wood, who played guitar in the Faces after the Small Faces broke up in 1969. The Small Faces released five albums during is initial run and two more after a brief reunion between 1975-78.
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. McLagen is currently touring with a new concert album, "Live at the Lucky Lounge," and hopes to release a new studio album, "United States," later this year.
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