© Words - Val Weedon
Ian McLagan was a keyboard player best known as a member of the Small Faces and Faces. He sadly died on December 3rd following complications from a stroke.
© Words Val Weedon
With one eye in the rear view mirror, but a heavy boot planted firmly on the accelerator speeding towards a future vision, Terry Shaughnessy and the boys (The Universal) have delivered an album of thought provoking, driving sonic excellence. Only slowing down for the final beautiful and melodic title track that summarises all that has gone before. Terry’s apprenticeship has been well served and he brings a maturity to his music while remaining relevant to a constantly youthful fan base.
The music world is mourning the loss of Reg Presley who died on Feb 4th after a number of strokes and a battle with cancer. Fans expressed their loss with comments such as “another 60s great gone” and “Sad news indeed. ‘Wild thing’ was a great proto-punk single and is, as far as I know, the only hit single ever to contain an ocarina solo.”
Kenney Jones is recognised as one of the top rock drummers in the world, playing with three of the most well known bands around. He was a member of the sixties Mod band Small Faces, went on to play with The Faces and front man Rod Stewart then in 1978 following the tragic death of Keith Moon was the obvious choice for The Who.