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The Weeley Festival.
Clacton On Sea . Essex.
August 27th-29th 1971.
At the beginning of 1971 Henry, Bruce, Alan and Neil emerged from the obscurity of rehearsals and recording studios with a self-penned L.P., did a two month U.S. tour and a pleasing record deal negotiated on both sides of the Atlantic by manager Nigel Thomas. Not a bad start for a band who made their live debut appearance at London's Royal Albert Hall in February with Leon Russell. "When the split with Joe came in February we none of us knew exactly what we were going to do—we only knew that we wanted to stay together," explained Henry. "Both Bruce and Alan had been with Neil jn the Wynder K Frog band and when he left Juicy Lucy we asked him to join us. We rehearsed together throughout the summer and worked together on the "Jesus Christ Superstar" album. Since then we've spent a lot of time in the studios work-ing on our own album—Alan and I had written all the tracks except for one. "It's difficult to label your own music . . I suppose it's rock 'n' roll—funky rather than heavy."
This then is the Grease Band—Henry McCullough, lead guitar and vocals; Bruce Rowlands, drums; Alan Spenner, bass guitar and Neil Hubbard, guitar—a lot of experience, a lot of ability.
"An infectious dynamism that makes them impossible to ignore" . . . that's one appraisal of "The Faces."
At 25, ROD STEWART must figure among the finest blues singers in the world. Rod spent eight years singing his heart out in England with SUC'h fine groups as "John Baldry's Hoochie .Ęoochie Men" and "Steam Packet" without achiev-ing his just recognition. Then he joined Jeff Beck and went to America, and people began to sit up and take notice. KENNY JONES, 21-year-old drummer with the "Faces" began his musical career at 17as drummer with the "Small Faces." Although young and inexperienced, he soon gained a reputation among other group drummers for his excellent drum sound on record. No longer so young, and with four years experience behind him, he should soon find himself among the top drummers on the scene.
IAN McLAGAN, 24, commonly known as "Mac" is the third surviving member of the "Small Faces." A self-taught pianist and organist, his first professional experience was with a group called "Boz People." Recognised as a fine musician, Mac is often asked to play on sessions and can be heard on many a hit record. This, then is the composition of the "Faces." Words alone cannot begin to describe their music. For, as someone once said "Music begins where words end off "
FACES SET LIST
"Maybe Im Amazed," "Country Comfort," "When Will I Be Loved," "All Over Now," "Plynth" and "Gasolene Alley" "Maggie May,""Losing You"
"Feel So Good" "Real Good Time" "Every Picture Tells A Story."
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