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Small Faces/Faces Timeline

1945

Rod Stewart, vocalist for the Faces and solo singer, is born in Highgate, London, England.

1945

Ian McLagan, keyboardist for the Small Faces/Faces, is born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.

1946

Ronnie Lane, bassist and vocalist for the Small Faces/Faces, is born in Plaistow, London, England.

1947

Steve Marriott, vocalist and guitarist for the Small Faces and Humble Pie, is born in Bow, London, England.

1947

Ron Wood, guitarist for the Faces and Rolling Stones, is born in Hillington, Middlesex, England.

1948

Kenney Jones, drummer for the Small Faces/Faces, is born in Stepney, London, England.

1965

The Small Faces are signed to Decca Records and debut with "Whatcha Gonna Do About It?," which reaches #14 on the British charts.

1966

The Small Faces reach #3 in Britain with "Sha-La-La-La-Lee," their third single.

1966

The Small Faces reach #10 in Britain with "Hey Girl," the first charting single written by the group's principal songwriters, Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane.

1966

The Small Faces' self-titled debut album peaks at #3 in the U.K. It will spend a total of six months on the chart. There is no equivalent American release.

1966

The Small Faces' "All or Nothing" tops the British chart for a week.

1966

The Small Faces have their fourth Top 10 hit of the year when "My Mind's Eye" reaches #4 in Britain.

1967

The Small Faces move from Decca to Immediate Records, a label founded by Andrew Loog Oldham, who had managed the Rolling Stones. He will also become the band's manager by mid-year.

1967

From the Beginning and Small Faces are released in the same month by their former (Decca) and current (Immediate) labels in the U.K.

1967

"Itchycoo Park" enters the British chart, where it will peak at #3. Later in the year it will hit #16 in the U.S.

1968

There Are But Four Small Faces, an album of tracks assembled for U.S. release, reaches its chart peak of #178.

1968

Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, is released. It includes "Lazy Sunday," which reaches #2 on the British singles chart.

1968

The Small Faces perfom at London's Alexandra Palace. It is the final concert by the original quartet, as Steve Marriott quits to form Humble Pie.

1969

The Autumn Stone- a double album that compiles singles, unreleased tracks and live cuts- is released in Europe.

1970

First Step, the maiden release by the revised lineup of the Small Faces- now calling themselves, simply, Faces- appears on their new label, Warner Bros.

1971

The Faces' second album, Long Player, is released. It charts slightly higher in the U.S. (#29) than the U.K. (#31).

1971

A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse, the Faces' third album, is released. It will become their biggest seller, reaching #2 in the U.K. and #6 in the U.S.

1971

"Stay With Me" enters the British chart, where it will peak at #6. In the U.S., it will reach #17.

1973

Ooh La La, the Faces' fourth (and final) studio album, is released. It includes the hit single "Cindy Incidentally" (#2 U.K., #48 U.S.).

1973

"Pool Hall Richard," by the Faces, enters the British chart, where it will peak at #8.

1974

The Faces release their final single, whose full title is "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing, or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Short Comings)." It will reach #12 on the British chart.

1975

The Faces perform for the last time in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1975

At a press conference, Rod Stewart announces he's formed a new group, thereby signaling the end of the Faces. Shortly thereafter, Ron Wood officially joins the Rolling Stones.

1976

Steve Marriott reassembles the Small Faces with original members Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones. They will release two albums: Playmates (1977) and 78 in the Shade (1978).

1977

Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend release their collaborative album Rough Mix.

1979

Drummer Kenney Jones, formerly of the Faces, performs his first show with the Who as the replacement for the late Keith Moon. Jones will remain with the Who through 1982.

1983

The first in a series of star-studded benefit concerts for Call to A.R.M.S. (Action for Research in Multiple Sclerosis") is held at London's Royal Albert Hall. It draws attention to the disease and specifically to the plight of co-organizer Ronnie Lane.

1991

Steve Marriott, vocalist and guitarist for the Small Faces and Humble Pie, dies in a fire at his home in Arkesden, Essex, England.

1996

Long Agos and Worlds Apart: A Tribute to the Small Faces is released. Participants include Paul Weller and Primal Scream, and royalties benefit Ronnie Lane and multiple sclerosis charities.

1997

Ronnie Lane, bassist and vocalist for the Small Faces/Faces, dies of multiple sclerosis.

1999

The Faces first compilation, The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep, is released on Warner/Rhino.

2003

The Small Faces' Ultimate Collection, 50-track double-disc compilation spanning the original quartet's work on Decca and Immediate, is issued on the Sanctuary label.

2004

Five Guys Walk Into a Bar, a four-disc box set of the Faces' best work, is released on Warner Archives/Rhino.

2012

The Small Faces/Faces are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th annual induction ceremony. Steve Van Zandt is their presenter.