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Ian McLagan

Birth date: May 12, 1945
Birth country: United Kingdom
Birth place: Hounslow, Middlesex,
Death date: Dec 3, 2014
Instruments: Backing vocals, Harmonium, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Acoustic guitar , Rhythm guitar


Faces (1969 - 1975)
Quiet Melon (1969)
Small Faces (1965 – 1969; 1975 – 1978)
Boz People (1964 - 1965)


An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down - Rod Stewart (Nov, 1969)
Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart (Jun, 1970)
Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart (May, 1971)
Never a Dull Moment - Rod Stewart (Jul 21, 1972)

Biography Picture     Ian Patrick 'Mac' McLagan was an English keyboard instrumentalist, best known as a member of the English  rock bands Small Faces  and  Faces. He also collaborated with the Rolling Stones and led his own band from the late 1970s.

    McLagan first started playing in bands in the early 1960s, initially using the Hohner Cembalet before switching to the Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer electric piano, as well as occasional guitar.

     He was influenced by Cyril Davies' All Stars, and his first professional group was the Muleskinners, followed by the Boz People with future King Crimson  and Bad Company member Boz Burrell.  

     In 1965, he was hired, for the sum of £30 a week, to join Small Faces by their manager, Don Arden, replacing Jimmy Winston. Once the 'probation' period ended, his pay was reduced (at his request) to £20 a week, which was what the other band members were getting. They never received more than that because Don Arden collected all the proceeds of their hard-earned work, and it wasn't until 1997 that they started receiving any royalties. Mac played his debut gig with them at London's Lyceum Theatre on 2 November that year. In 1969, after Steve Marriott left the group and Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood joined, the band changed its name to Faces.

     McLagan played piano on the studio side of the 1972 album "The London Chuck Berry Sessions". After the Faces split up in 1975, McLagan worked as a sideman for the Rolling Stones, both in the studio ("Some Girls" including electric piano on "Miss You"), on tour and on various Ronnie Wood projects, including the "New Barbarians". In addition, his session work has backed such artists as Chuck BerryJackson BrowneJoe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Melissa EtheridgeBonnie RaittPaul WesterbergIzzy StradlinJohn HiattFrank BlackNikki SuddenJohn MayerBruce SpringsteenTony Scalzo, Carla Olson and Mick Taylor.

    McLagan died of a stroke on 3 December 2014 at the age of 69, at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.

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