The Small Faces

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Descriptive "tags": 60s mod classic rock rock psychedelic british british invasion Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Discography Wikipedia

Biography

Formed in London during 1965, this mod-influenced group initially comprised Steve Marriott (30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Lane aka ‘Plonk’ (b. Ronald Frederick, Lane, 1 April 1946, Plaistow, London, England, d. 4 June 1997, Trinidad, Colorado, USA; bass/vocals), Jimmy Winston (b. James Langwith, 20 April 1945, Stratford, London, England; organ) and Kenny Jones (b. Kenneth Thomas Jones, 16 September 1948, Stepney, London, England; drums). Fronted by former child actor Marriott, the group signed to Don Arden’s Contemporary Records management and production and their product was licensed to Decca Records. Their debut, ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It’, an in-house composition/production by Ian Samwell (formerly of Cliff Richard’s Drifters) was a vibrant piece of Solomon Burke -influenced R&B that brought them into the UK Top 20. Within weeks of their chart entry, organist Winston...

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