|Genres:||Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock folk singer-songwriter pop the small faces classic rock brit rock 60s acoustic 70's|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Ronald Frederick Lane, 1 April 1946, Plaistow, London, England, d. 4 June 1997, Trinidad, Colorado, USA. A founder member of the Small Faces and Faces, Lane left the latter for a highly-stylized solo career in summer 1973. He moved to the countryside and bought a sheep farm on the Welsh borders, even attending agricultural college for a short time. He also set up a mobile studio and formed a backing group, Slim Chance, which included multi-instrumentalists Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle. The unit had a UK Top 20 hit in 1974 with the effervescent How Come?. In the same year the highly evocative The Poacher was a UK Top 40 hit, but the band was unable to maintain their chart success. Lanes debut, Anymore For Anymore... , was a finely honed mixture of good-time original songs and folksy cover versions, the most impressive of which was Lanes reading of Derroll Adams Roll On Babe.