In the spring of 1969, in the short time between Small Faces and Faces, Ronnie Lane gathered together with Art Wood, Ron Wood, Rod Stewart,
Kim Gardner, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan to form Quiet Melon.
"I had some studio time so we rounded up Rod Stewart, Kenny Jones,
Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane and Kim Gardner and recorded the songs "Engine 4444" and "Diamond Joe". We played a few Quiet Melon gigs afterwards. But then Rod and Ronnie blew me off, the little bastards, and went on to become hugely famous as the Faces. Oh well." ~Art Wood
Listen to Quiet Melon's "Diamond Joe", "Engine 4444"
and read more about what Art Wood had to say at
Team Ronnie Lane
P.S. From Facebook comments,
"Love these 2 tracks ! I named my son after Diamond Joe, originally
wanted to call him Engine 4444 but his mum wouldn't have it." ~Tim C
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