Small Faces' single "The Universal" is released June 28, 1968
"The Universal" was the final authorized single released by
Small Faces before they disbanded in 1969
~"The Universal" reached #16, staying in the top 40 for a total of 10 weeks
~A densely-lyrical song, the basic track of Marriott alone with an acoustic guitar was originally recorded by him 'on-the-fly' onto a portable tape machine, outdoors in his garden with his dog Seamus
Have a listen to "The Universal" and read more here:
Hello the Universal!
This day June 24, 1967: Broadcast of Small Faces performing "Here Come the Nice" on German TV's Beat Club
🎥 This day June 24, 1967: Broadcast of Small Faces performing
"Here Come the Nice" on German TV's Beat Club
See almost all other Small Faces' Beat Club performances here:
Fifty-five years ago today, June 23, 1967, Small Faces released their second studio album Small Faces, the band's first for the Immediate record label.
Not to be confused with Small Faces' first studio album Small Faces (1966) released on Decca Records, Small Faces (1967) album is considered to be the artistic breakthrough for the group in terms of songwriting and composition, and marks their transition from a mod-influenced blue-eyed soul/R&B band to a psychedelic studio group, which they were then seen as from this point until their breakup in early 1969.
During the later parts of 1966, their affiliation with Don Arden and Decca Records had strained, due to several aspects, including the fact that the band received barely any royalties from their records, and that "My Mind's Eye" had been released without consent by the band.
From Kenney Jones, "During the Decca period most of the self-penned stuff was 99% Steve. It wasn’t until Immediate that Ronnie became more involved. The first Immediate album is made up of 50% Steve’s songs and 50% of Ronnie’s..."
Read more fine details on Small Faces' Small Faces album released in 1967 and find video and links to listen here:
It's just fabulous!
Honoring the Passing Away of Ronnie Lane 25 Years Ago Today, June 4, 1997 (it was a Wednesday, at 51)
This day we honor Ronnie Lane, who passed away 25 years ago today,
June 4, 1997 (it was a Wednesday, he was 51, and would be 76 today).
Ronnie "Plonk" "Three-Piece" Lane was bassist to both
top-notch bands Small Faces and Faces,
and often played guitar with his own band, Slim Chance.
Click on any of the links below, where we continue to build portals
to and through Ronnie's vast, if not too-very short and wild life span.
While Ronnie Lane had many more creative phases in his life,
and the website work is far from done., you are invited to browse through
the pages we have so far created for Ronnie Lane history at the
Working Website Index,
where all is being organized as one:
The world still misses you dearly, Ronnie!
June 2, 1967 (55 fabulous years ago today...)
Small Faces' first single on Immediate, "Here Come the Nice", is released.
"Here Come the Nice", the band's debut single on Immediate Records,
was their first promoted release of 1967, following feuds with Decca.
~Read more & see "Here Come the Nice" at the Beat Club, 1967:
June 2, 1967 (55 fantastic years ago today...)
Small Faces' From the Beginning album is released on Decca Records.
~From The Beginning was the first compilation album by Small Faces
~Released by Decca Records as group material after the band had left for Immediate Records
From The Beginning produced five hot singles from Small Faces:
"Whatcha Gonna Do About It", "Sha-La-La-La-Lee", "Hey Girl", "All Or Nothing" and "My Mind's Eye" (which was unauthorized!).
~From The Beginning also features "Baby Don't You Do It",
with Jimmy Winston on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.
~Find links to listen & more photos of Small Faces with Jimmy Winston here:
All or Nothing!