1972 The Faces – Stay With Me

1972 The Faces – Stay With Me 

The Small Faces were a British band that formed in London in 1965. The band had a series of hits in the UK, but their only top forty single in the US was Itchycoo Park. The single peaked at #16 on the Hot 100 in 1967.

Singer/guitar player Steve Marriott left the group at the end of 1968 and joined with Peter Frampton to form Humble Pie.

The Small Faces replaced Steve with not one but two musicians. Vocalist Rod Stewart and guitar player Ronnie Wood were members of the Jeff Beck Group in 1969, and that Summer they worked together on Rod’s first solo album. When Jeff pulled the plug on his group late that year, the two joined the Small Faces, and the band changed their name to The Faces.

Rod’s second solo album produced the monster hit Maggie May in 1970. He and Ronnie continued recording and touring with the Faces, and in 1971 the band’s third album contained their biggest single, Stay With Me. The record made it into the top ten in the UK and peaked at #17 on the Hot 100 in the US.

The Faces essentially disbanded in 1975 when Rod left the group to exclusively concentrate on his solo career and Ronnie replaced Mick Taylor in the Rolling Stones.

Steve rejoined the remaining members of the Faces, and for awhile they reformed the Small Faces.


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