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The Faces was an English rock band formed 1969 in London by Ronnie Lane (bass, vocals), Ian McLagan (keyboards), Kenney Jones (drums), Rod Stewart (vocals) and Ronnie Wood (guitar, vocals). Lane, McLagan and Jones came from the Small Faces after the departure of Steve Marriott, and they were joined by Wood and Stewart from the Jeff Beck Group. Lane left in 1973 to form Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, and was replaced by Tetsu Yamauchi who was previously with Free. The Faces were a shambolic live act but they were all excellent musicians in their own right and produced some of the most engaging rock music of the 1970's, with hit singles such as "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Stay With Me", "Oh La La" and "Poolhall Richard". Stewart increasingly took the limelight until the band split in 1975, with Rod going solo and Wood joining The Rolling Stones. In 1978 Kenney Jones joined the Who after the demise of Keith Moon. The band released four studio albums and one live album. Long Player, A Nod's As Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse and Ooh La La, are all classic rock albums. The 2004 compilation Five Guys Walk Into a Bar... is also highly recommended.
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