Happy 74th Birthday to Kenney Jones today!
Kenney Jones was born on this date September 16, 1948
in Whitechapel, London, England.
(It was a Thursday!)
Drummer for Small Faces, Faces, The Who and The Jones Gang,
Kenney Jones was a great mate of Ronnie Lane.
Have a peak and a listen to Kenney Jones on the Kenney Jones page!
Happy Birthday, Kenney!
Released September 16, 1977, Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane's
Rough Mix album turns 45 years old today!
Pete Townshend had been initially contacted by Ronnie Lane
to produce his next album. Instead, the project turned into
a full-blown collaboration between the pair.
Rough Mix features songs written by both blokes in a vein less like
that of the Who or Faces, but instead close to the British folk rock vogue
of the early 1970s among various English bands.
Members of Lane's Slim Chance group and other colleagues also appeared on the recording, among them Who bassist John Entwistle,
Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones,
and Eric Clapton.
During the recording of Rough Mix, Lane's multiple sclerosis was diagnosed, but still not revealed generally.
Hustle yourself here to find links to listen to Rough Mix and the beloved song favorites "Annie", "Heart To Hang On To", "Street in the City", "Nowhere To Run", "My Baby Gives It Away", "April Fool" and five other steller tunes. Here also are stellar reviews and a secret stash of Martin Cook's photo shoot for the album
On September 15, 1966 the Small Faces' single "All Or Nothing"
peaks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart!
Written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, "All Or Nothing", according to Marriott's mother Kay Marriott, is about Steve's split with ex-fiancée Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for her as a result of her split with Rod Stewart. Both statements are said to be correct.
Little known fact: "All Or Nothing" shared the #1 spot that week with
The Beatles' single "Yellow Submarine"!
Watch three Small Faces' performances of "All Or Nothing" here: