Ian ‘Mac’ MacLagan…such sad news…

Ian ‘Mac’ MacLagan…forever R & R …I’ve just found out about Ian MacLagan passing away on the 3rd Dec…to say I’m gobsmacked and sad is a fuckin’ understatement!!!

On the 1st July this year at the little Kings Heath pub venue of the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham I saw him and met him and couldn’t believe that this glorious rock n roller and member of two of the greatest ever bands that these shores have ever given birth to, was there on a small stage in front of me playing some old Small Faces / Faces classics and regaling us with some great stories of his career in music…I was a blessed member of his audience…and the cream on the cake was to meet him after the show and have a chat with him…especially about Ronnie Lane…here’s what I wrote about the night – published on my web site the day after https://www.gojo-music.co.uk/meeting-ian-mac-mclagan/

My old mate Bloss told me the news this afternoon…I didnt know…he thought i would because of me being a massive fan of the Small Faces / Faces etc…he thought I knew…

I’ve just been looking on-line at the tributes…

BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30326401

his official web site http://www.ianmclagan.com/2014/9/4/macblueframe

Billy Bragg in The Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/dec/04/billy-bragg-the-privilege-of-playing-with-ian-mclagan


Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/remembering-ian-mclagan-the-small-face-with-a-big-heart-20141208

Ian…to meet you was an absolute pleasure, I was fortunate enough to meet Steve Marriott a couple of times back in the 80s at the old JBs venue in Dudley, and Ronnie Lanes influence on me as a songwriter is in every note I write and sing…this has been such sad news…

As for seeing and meeting you on 1st July 2014 at The Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham…to quote an old Faces classic…’I was glad to come, but I was oh so sad to go’…if there is a heaven you must already be rehearsing up songs for a tour with Steve and Ronnie…God Bless you Mac…when words fail music speaks X

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