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Ian McLagan

Biography

A keyboard participant conversant in R&B, blues, and root base rock and roll who earned an estimable popularity seeing that both a sideman along with a bandleader, Ian McLagan was created in Hounslow, Middlesex, Britain on, may 12, 1945. McLagan started playing piano in his early teenagers, and obtained his 1st stage encounter with an organization known as the Muleskinners, later on shifting to Boz as well as the Boz People, led by Boz Burrell, who later use Ruler Crimson and Poor Organization. In November 1965, McLagan became a member of vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott, bass participant Ronnie Street, and drummer Kenney Jones within the English pop/rock band the tiny Faces, half a year following the group’s development. McLagan’s first documented work with the tiny Encounters was their third one, “Sha La La La Lee,” which peaked within the U.K. TOP in March 1966. A teenybopper achievement initially, the band ultimately gained greater important standing by implementing a far more psychedelic design. Over the following 2 yrs, they have scored further TOP British strikes with “Hey Young lady,” “All or Nothing at all” (which strike number 1), “My Mind’s Eyesight,” “Itchycoo Recreation area” (which released these to American listeners, striking the U.S. Best 40), “Tin Soldier,” and “Lazy Weekend,” and amongst their albums, Little Faces reached the very best Ten and Ogden’s Nut Eliminated Flake strike number 1. In March 1969, Marriott quit to create Humble Pie. 90 days later, McLagan, Street, and Jones coupled with vocalist Fishing rod Stewart and guitarist Ron Timber, formerly from the Jeff Beck Group, to create the Encounters. This group created a reputation because of its freewheeling shows, nonetheless it was overshadowed by Stewart’s single career, which became popular in nov 1971 along with his strike “Maggie Might.” Even so, the Encounters also had significant commercial success, achieving the U.K. TOP using the singles “Stick with Me,” “Cindy Incidentally,” and “Pool Hall Richard”/”I Desire It Would Rainfall,” as well as the albums A Nod Is really as Good being a Wink…to some Blind Equine, Ooh La La (which strike number 1), and Coastline to Coastline: Overture and Beginners. However in 1975, Stewart give up, while Wood joined up with the Rolling Rocks, and the Encounters split up. McLagan was asked to try out using the Rolling Rocks on the classes for his or her 1978 recording Some Ladies, and he also performed on the following concert tour. McLagan released his debut single recording, Troublemaker, in 1979, accompanied by Bump in the night time in 1980. Neither offered well, despite great evaluations, and he quickly became a program and back-up musician, notably dealing with Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and Bruce Springsteen, among numerous others. In 1997, McLagan became a member of Billy Bragg’s music group the Blokes, and toured with Bragg in addition to carrying out on his 2002 recording England, Half British. In 2000, after McLagan experienced resolved in Austin, Tx, he released his third single album, Greatest of English, acknowledged to Ian “Mac pc” McLagan & the Bump Music group and also released under the name Turn Encounters; he also released his autobiography, Extremely popular. After a very long layoff, McLagan came back to his single career having a vengeance, liberating Rise and Sparkle in 2004 and three albums in 2008 — the studio room set Here Shows up Problems, the concert recording Extra Live, and Religious Young man, a tribute to his previous bandmate Ronnie Street. Never Say By no means appeared in past due 2008, and USA, released with the Yep Roc label, implemented in June of 2014. On Dec 2 of this year, McLagan experienced a heart stroke at his house in Austin; he passed away in hospital the next day at age 69.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ian McLagan
Died December 3, 2014, Austin, Texas, United States
Height 1.65 m
Profession Actor, Pianist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Organist, Keyboard Player
Nationality English
Spouse Kim McLagan, Sandy Serjeant
Music Groups Faces, Sticky Fingers
Music Songs Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Little Troublemaker, What'cha Gonna Do About It, Happy Days Toy Town, Sha-La-La-La-Lee, Too Much Woman, Here Comes The Nice, Song of a Baker, My Mind’s Eye, Afterglow, All You Fascists Bound to Lose, Mad John, I'm Only Dreaming, She Stole It, Date With an Angel, Told a Tale on You, Wham Bam Thank You Mam, Me, You & Us Too, Accident Waiting to Happen, Kuschty Rye, Don't Burst My Bubble, It's All Over Now, Gasoline Alley, Get Yourself Together, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, St. Monday, This Time, Twistin' The Night Away, I Want to Be Loved, NPWA
Albums Never Say Never, Troublemaker, Best of British, Spiritual Boy, Bump in the Night, Rise & Shine, Live At the Lucky Lounge, 78 in the Shade, Live, United States, Here Comes Trouble, Last Chance to Dance, Like a Rolling Stone
Movies Let's Spend the Night Together, This Is 40, Rod Stewart and the Faces: The Final Concert, Small Faces: All or Nothing: 1965-1968, Ian McLagan & the Bump Band: In Concert, Patty Griffin: Live from the Artists Den, Soul on Fire


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#Fact
1 After the Faces disbanded and Rod Stewart went solo, he continued to record with Stewart. He became a session and touring keyboardist, working with the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Pete Townshend, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, and Bob Dylan.
2 He became interested in rock & roll when he heard "Rock Around the Clock" at the age of 10. Initially a guitar player in skiffle groups, he took piano lessons only at his mother's insistence. After hearing Booker T. and the M.G.'s, he became interested in playing the organ.
3 His wife, Kim Patricia Moon McLagan, was killed in an auto accident in Austin, Texas, on 3 August 2006. She had been previously married to The Who drummer, the late Keith Moon.
4 Kim (Kerrigan) Moon McLagan, Ian's wife, was killed in a car accident near their home in Travis County, Texas in early August of 2006
5 Joined the Small Faces when Jimmy Winston left after he fell out with the rest of the band.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' 2010 TV Movie documentary performer: "NEVER SAY NEVER" / writer: "NEVER SAY NEVER"
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series 1 episode
The Sopranos 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
David Gilmour Reel 1978 Video short performer: "Mihalis", "There's No Way Out of Here", "So Far Away", "No Way", "I Can't Breathe Anymore"
Confessions of a Male Groupie 1971 writer: "Bad 'n' Ruin" - uncredited
Rote Sonne 1970 performer: "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" - uncredited / writer: "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is 40 2012 Ryan Adams Band
Rod Stewart 'Wine Women & Song' 2001 TV Movie Ian McCalagan (as Ian McClagan)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Gilmour Reel 1978 Video short musician
Rote Sonne 1970 composer: song "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnnie Be Good announced Himself
Every Night's a Saturday Night 2016 Documentary Himself
Untitled Keith Richards Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Road to Austin 2014 Documentary Himself
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash 2012 TV Movie Himself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself
Warren Haynes Band Live at the Moody Theater 2012 Video Himself
The Rolling Stones: Some Girls: Live in Texas 2011 Video Himself (as Ian McLagen)
Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968 2010 Video documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Live from the Artists Den 2008 TV Series Himself
The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane 2006 Documentary Himself
Steve Marriott: Astoria Memorial Concert 2001 2004 Video documentary Keyboards
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2002 TV Series Himself
Let's Spend the Night Together 1982 Documentary Himself
David Gilmour Reel 1978 Video short Himself - Keyboards
Rod Stewart & Faces & Keith Richards 1977 Documentary Himself
Swing In: The Faces Live at the Marquee 1971 TV Movie documentary
London Rock 1970 Documentary Himself
Colour Me Pop 1968 TV Series Himself
Beat-Club 1967-1968 TV Series Himself - Musician
Twice a Fortnight 1967 TV Series Himself
As You Like It 1967 TV Series Himself
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1966 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam

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#Quote
1 [in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine] I had piano lessons, which I hated, [but] my mother decided I was going to have [them]. I didn't want piano lessons; what damn good would they do me?
2 I was never really a mod. I thought I was more of a beatnik with the brown corduroy jacket, blue jeans, etc. I loved the music Mods liked and I loved the clothes, but I didn't have any money to spend on them. [on the 1960s London mod scene]


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