Legendary Sixties band The Small Faces are to have every surviving live track that they recorded for the BBC, released on CD next month.
'Small Faces - The BBC Sessions' is to be released through the Strange Fruit label on Monday November 15. The fifteen tracks featured were recorded for the BBC programmes The Saturday Club and Top Gear between 1965 and 1968.
Formed in the East End of London in 1965, The Small Faces notched up a string of mod/R&B hit singles such as 'Sha-La-La-La-Lee', 'All Or Nothing', 'Itchycoo Park' and 'Lazy Sunday' before disbanding in 1969. They have since been credited as a major influence on Paul Weller, Blur and many other Brit-pop acts.
Singer Steve Marriott died in a fire at his home in 1991. Bass player Ronnie 'Plonk' Lane died of multiple sclerosis in 1997. They are survived by drummer Kenney Jones and organist Ian McLagan, recently spotted on tour with Billy Bragg.
1 января 1965